The "Scanning Peripheral Memories of whom" project was initiated by The Cultural Taiwan Foundation, which combined the digital & experimental technology of art creators. The project is also participated by a cross-domain faculty community of teacher from National Chi Nan University (國立暨南大學). The seataichung’s (SEAT南方時驗室) continuous promotion of art thinking together with ASEAN Square’s multiculturalism, have encouraged the growth of creativity in Taiwan.
Seataichung also held two creative workshops, inviting new residents from Southeast Asian countries to share ideas and creations; at the same time, combined with the digital scanning technology of the memory of the art team, the workshops were integrated with the virtual spaces at ASEAN Square. It extends the sharing of life experiences hidden in the works and continues to interact with more audiences through the cloud medium in the experiment.
Linda from East Java brought a set of clothes that is meaningful to her. She said the batik are wedding dresses, which were made by her mother. (Photo / Provided by seataichung)
Shen Hao Ting (沈豪挺), a project assistant professor of the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National Chi Nan University, shared the brilliant story of this workshop with the editor of 【Taiwan Immigrants' Global News Network】. The project hopes to use digital scanning technology to create a virtual space in ASEAN Square, and the workshop activities will connect all kinds of touching stories that have happened in ASEAN Square.
Through this workshop, we were able to understand how people in Southeast Asia think of their hometowns, and how the merchants in ASEAN Square reproduced their hometown imagination and eased consumers' homesickness. In addition, through the sharing and scanning of hometown objects, cultural exchanges between ethnic groups are promoted.
Merchants also brought home-style items to participate in the event. Wati from West Java, who has lived in Taiwan for 12 years, has not returned home for seven and a half years.
She brought an aboriginal handicraft bag, which is a representative object of her hometown. Wati hopes to let the people of Taiwan understand the handicrafts of the aboriginal Indonesians. Another person, Linda from East Java, brought a set of clothes that is meaningful to her. She said the batik are wedding dresses, which were made by her mother.
Pindy from central Java, she brought a few photos of her family, hoping that no matter where she goes, her family will always be in my heart. (Photo / Provided by seataichung)
In addition, it is also expected that more participants will be able to break through the barriers of not being able to travel in the epidemic era. Starting from Taichung, the cloud interface will gradually encourage more domestic and foreign online exchanges and dialogues.
In the next series of activities, besides the release of the cloud image space at the end of October, there will also be two live libraries and a results presentation for creators to share their experiences and several upcoming cloud communication activities in the future. Please follow the fan page of the seataichung closely for more information to be released.