PORT OF FATA MORGANA presents a three-act play structure composed of family history and naval architecture; history of war and... Read More
PORT OF FATA MORGANA presents a three-act play structure composed of family history and naval architecture; history of war and religions and beliefs, disasters in history and national planning, unveiling the nearly-forgotten, glorious history of the once third-biggest container port in the world - Port of Kaohsiung.
Artist attempts to initiate an artivistic practice in the name of cultural and historical research, from the perspective of his personal life experience – by stitching himself as an artist with his father of shipbuilding background, the former Kaohsiung Harbour Bureau as the state apparatus with the Hongmaogang community as a symbol of civil disobedience, and the port construction plan as civilization with the disastrous typhoons as natural order.He pursues to restart conversations among them after the split past, and figures out how to find hope from each other after glory is gone, as that so-called homeland beyond the horizon was a “Fata Morgana” – a complex mirage that’s even more fragmented, spectacular, rare and illusory.
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