蕭意菱 | Juleen Sew
A Malaysian citizen who left for Taiwan as a meek girl to get to know art and returned as an opinionated woman full of ideals. She is deeply in love with her art but is not sure if the feeling is mutual, but never one to give up, Juleen is determined to bring her art to a wider audience.
作品介紹 | Artwork description:
In the early Chinese community, there was the custom of doing “BaiNa”. When a child is one month old or 100 days old, friends and relatives will each give a piece of palm-sized cloth to the child’s mother. She will gather all these cloths and sew them into a garment or a quilt for the child. Garment made with this kind of patchwork pattern is known as “Bai Na Yi” or “Bai Jia Yi”(Garments from Hundred Families), and the quilt is known as “Bai Na Bei”(Hundred Blankets). Wearing garment and using quilt such as these symbolizes that the child will be easy to raise and will live a long life.
This installation artwork is meant to show the interaction between art and the community, passers-by, and tourists. There are two stages to this interactive process:
In the first stage, the artists and volunteers collected cloths donated by the community.
In the second stage, artists invited the locals, passers-by and tourists and used the collected cloths to tie knots on the strings as a gesture of blessing the Pudu community.