Mae Klong River – Kaohsiung : Jartown Enterprise, On Adaptation project – kaohsiung 2015


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Mae Klong River – Kaohsiung : Jartown Enterprise project
on adaptation – kaohsiung 2015, on going project

Rivers – The Way of Living in Transition Exhibition, Pier2 Art Centre, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
26 June – 30 August 2015

Collaborative art project by jiandyin (Pornpilai and Jiradej Meemalai)

in associate with No T- king & Cake Fullmoon
(Saran Triking and Sarinya Jittichai)

Artists assistant: Penny Chao

Mae Klong – Kao Hsiung : Jartown Enterprise, a development of On Adaptation, an ongoing project by jiandyin, created since 2010, constructed with an aim to dissolve white cube or art space into a service platform for young artistic practitioner or local enterprise. In RiversMae Klong – Kao Hsiung : Jartown Enterprise, jiandyin have challenged by translocation 2 young artists from Ratchaburi community, member of Jartown group, the fruit or representative of a river civilization within contemporary stream who use art as a tool to communicate and sustain their community, to an interactive local community platform that set up at Pier2 Art Center, Kao Hsiung. The project is realized through research and development, relational merchandising process/activity and localized into Kao Hsiung local community network.

The project is invited for Rivers – The Way of Living in Transition project, co-organized by Hot Spring Project and Pier 2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Mural Collaborative Spray Paint
K Yang
I Shan Lee
Yu Tung Lin
Wen Ling Hsieh
Banne Lin
Ken Zi Sung
Yi Yun Ko
Jing Han Li
Saran Triking
Jiradej Meemalai

Local Contributors:
Yu Ping Zeng
Ya Ling Huang
Penny Chao

Lin Yih Wen, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Kaohsiung City Government
Wu Mei Hsi, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Kaohsiung City Government                                                           Lin Keng Te, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Kaohsiung City Government

Micro Enterprise Contributors:
Ruby Ting : Push Pin Bistro
Li Yuan Chang : Li Yuan Tattoo
Ken Aoi : Aoi Cycle
HSIEHYIWEN Design Studio

Participatory DIY Fashion Program:
Tzu Ying Lin
Jinkyung Chong
Evonne Wang
Yvonne Liu
Yi Wen Hsieh
Ruby Ting
Hui Yun Tseng

Participatory Fashion Show:
Zhu Ying Lin
Ciao Wen Chen
Yu Ping Weng
Syuan Yi Chen
Fun Ru Chiang
Jhou Guan Yin
Hui Yun Tseng
Chen Wei Jing
Moon Seo Young
Michael Huang

Participatory Free Tattoo Program:
I Tong
Ruby Ting

Dear Kaohsiung,

We arrived Kaohsiung on 29th May, it is our first time here. The weather in summer here is not much far different from our home town Ratchaburi. The air that blows from the sea has brought us the touch of the bright season and made the smile of Kaohsiung even more charming. The slowness of this city is another thing in common with our city. Therefore, they have enough time to show affection and kindness to each other.

From the first day we arrived, we have met many different people and shared the background of our project to them. They are very excited and many of them are interested in participating in the project. Since then, their participation started to assemble little by little into an aesthetic that meaningfully and truly connects humanities.

During the process of constructing the project, we discovered the beauty wherever the connection of each individual is encountered. Even though they came from different background but the differences had unitedly encircled into one. They have bridged relationships traces that split by the force of a big city like Kaohsiung and disclosed the possibility that being stranger is not totally an isolated or problematic issue. On the other hand, it reminds us that deep inside of every human being, they are all important and meaningful to each other.

Lastly, we would like to thank all our lovely Kaohsiung friends: Zeng Yu Ping who introduced us to Kaohsiung community friends and students; Penny Chao, our assistant, Ruby Ting, Li Yuan Tattoo, Bamboo Curtain Studio, contributors from Kaohsiung local enterprises, all participants in Participatory Fashion Program, Participatory Tattoo program and every students who took part in the project and local community who supported and made our project finally possible.

Sincerely yours
Jiandyin in associate with
No t-king & Cake Fullmoon