Plastic Soup/Invisible Matters

In light of the ongoing challenges posed by climate change and the very current global pandemic, Zone Sound Creative formed a partnership with the multidisciplinary laboratory  dériveLAB and culture space BEMA from Mexico to form an international space of collaboration. We invited artists from Taiwan and South America to translate the embodied sensory through multi-media narratives, to reposition and attempt to understand the relationship between humans and the environment we currently find ourselves living in. After a year of exchanges, the artists have utilised modular components to connect open source environmental sensor networks, develop prototypes of the installation using digital fabrication technology, and hold regular and staged public events in both Taiwan and South America. The installations in Taiwan have been developed to adapt to local conditions, and are reliant on the physical intervention of the audience as the operator to provide a reflection of detectable disturbances to the surrounding environment, thus blurring the boundary between the audience and the artists.

Participating artists are asked to respond to the notion of "Environmental Sensory" drawing from the perspective of their own individual art practices, combined with the research and results gathered as part of this particular  project. Findings will be presented on December 4th at Frontier Gallery No. 71, Treasure Hill Artists Village. For more event information, please search "Zone Sound Creative” online.

This project is possible thanks to the support of Taiwan Ministry of Culture, the Art, Culture and Technology program at MIT and the Mexican Secretariat of Culture’s FONCA fund. Ptoject made in collaboration with PIP ciudad futuro, derive LAB, Chi Po Hao, and Rae Yuping.