REFRESH/REFLECT Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei
During a month-long artist residency at BCS, ten 25 year olds in and around Taipei shared their thoughts and experiences of identity, while learning how to make masala chai in their homes. Four words from each of their interviews were carefully picked and added to a circular blackboard, which then became an interactive installation. Members of the public were invited to read and construct a web of their own identity using the wool provided, thereby playing on the fluid multiplicity of the concept of ‘identity’, and the possibility of imagining a co-dependent empathetic social system based on the appreciation and celebration of differences rather than the wiping out of cultural diversity in order to create a sense of equality. The video footage from the interviews and the interactive installation is currently in the process of being edited.