Father's Shipyard, My Ship

父親的造船廠,我的船

archive installation: OHPs, videos, documents, cyanotype on cotton, fishnet, readymades, printer paper & adhesive

single channel HD video 9:28, paper mural appr. 800 x 400 cm, installation dimensions variable

2018-19

 


<Father’s Shipyard, My Ship> is a site-specific, interdisciplinary art project, in which artist started a dialogue, long time after his father’s retirement from Kaohsiung Harbor Bureau (currently Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC), focusing on shipbuilding knowledges and history of Port of Kaohsiung as a form of heritage.

 

Starting with a model cruise ship made by father during artist’s childhood, which was realized as a metaphor of either Port of Kaohsiung or the harbor city Kaohsiung itself. This interdisciplinary project, based on interviews, studies, field researches, events of artivism and exhibition, aims to trace back to the nearly-forgotten, brilliant history of port of Kaohsiung in the past decades, ease the perishing generation’s sense of loss witnessing downfall of the port as well as their hometown, a once-prosperous city becoming a “Rust Belt”, and also the conflicts between generations, at the end, to reconstruct a common understanding and local identity among interviewees, participants and audience.

《父親的造船廠,我的船》為一現地、跨領域藝術計畫,藝術家藉由與曾畢生於高雄港務局(今台灣港務公司高雄分公司)造船廠任職、現已退休多年的父親展開一段父子對話,試圖傳承逐漸沒落的造船知識與高雄港的歷史記憶。

 

計畫開端為父親於藝術家童年製作的遊輪模型,被後者認知為隱喻這個港口與港都高雄本身的象徵;透過訪談與文獻、田野調查、藝術行動與展演事件串連的跨領域計畫,著眼於回溯那段逐漸被淡忘的、半世紀以來的光輝高雄港史,淡化如今凋零世代面對故鄉從繁盛走向衰落『鏽帶(Rust Belt)』的失落感,企圖攤開世代間的價值衝突、最終訴求重新連結並喚起受訪者、計劃參與者與觀眾等的地方認同。


* This project was supported by The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung.

* 本計劃由高雄駁二藝術特區協助執行。

INTERVIEWS, DOCUMENT STUDIES & FIELD RESEARCHES

"Of Great Contribution to Kaohsiung Harbour", from the retirement medal of Kaohsiung Harbour Bureau
"Of Great Contribution to Kaohsiung Harbour", from the retirement medal of Kaohsiung Harbour Bureau

EXPOSED WAVES: a workshop


FATHER'S SHIPYARD, MY SHIP: an exhibition


MY SHIP: a pop-up mural project


EXHIBITIONS in Busan & Jeonju, South Korea

* The exhibition Re:______  (2018) in F1963, Busan, South Korea was invited and supported by Busan Cultural Foundation.

* 韓國釜山F1963之展覽「Re:______」(2018)獲釜山文化基金會之邀請與協力執行。

* The exhibition Visible Memory of Technology and the presentation in ICHSEA (2019), JBNU, Jeonju, South Korea was invited and supported by ICHSEA committee.

* 韓國全州全北大學之展覽「Visible Memory of Technology」與於「ICHSEA」之發表(2019)獲ICHSEA委員會之邀請與協力執行。

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