2013/2/1受美國加州大學柏克萊分校(University of California, Berkeley)藝術研究中心 (Arts Research Center) 邀請前往參與研討會 Temporal Shifts: Time Across Contemporary Chinese and Taiwanese Art Practices 發表聲音創作實踐。
從田野調查、錄音、後製一直到建置聲音資料內容，許雁婷和澎葉生完全獨立作業，除了錄音，我們同時於大學、社區、書店等地方舉辦／參與一系列的工作坊、課 程演講以及聆聽會。2008年嘉義縣文化處開始了這個計畫，由獨立音樂廠牌大大樹音樂圖像承辦。原意是希望建置聲音資料庫，但此案在2009年結束後因為 種種原因停擺，而這些聲音尚未有一個適當的儲存空間，大眾無法聆聽到所有聲音採集成果。
During the end of 2008 and all the year 2009, the inhabitants of the different areas of Chiayi County in Taiwan could meet two unusual motorcycle riders, carrying microphones and recorders…
Yen-Ting Hsu and Yannick Dauby collaborated for building an archive various sounds of the region. This may look impossible and/or pretentious, but the intention was to make an overview, a sampling of what could constitute an auditory memory of Chiayi County. Religion, music, nature, local industry, oral history… The idea was to find a few sounds in each of the different geographical and cultural contexts.
Yen-Ting Hsu and Yannick Dauby worked in complete autonomy from the survey to the mastering and organization of database. Aside of the recording session Yannick and Yen-Ting proposed series of workshops, classes and listening sessions in universities, communities and bookshop. The Cultural Affairs of Chiayi County created this project which was held at that time by Treesmusic, folk music label who invited us. Due to some reasons, this project stopped in the end of 2009. Originally the aim of this project is to establish a sound archive, but for now the sounds still need a home and the public still don’t have access to the collection.
Art Radar recently interviewed Taiwanese sound artist Hsu Yen-Ting. Hsu discussed her latest project, inspired by the Cheng-Long wetlands of Taiwan, the importance of active listening and whether art can be used to raise awareness of pressing societal issues.
Hsu Yen-Ting was an artist in residence for the 2012 Cheng-Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project in Taiwan. The theme of this year’s residency was “What’s for Dinner?” and chosen artists worked with those living in Cheng-Long, a tiny coastal village located in Taiwan’s Yunlin County, to produce site-specific artwork that responded to the environmental issues surrounding local food production. Taiwan-based American curator, artist and critic Jane Ingram Allen curated the exhibition, which is supported and administered by the Kuan-Shu Educational Foundation and Taiwan Forestry Bureau. In total, six projects were selected for the 2012 exhibition.
For her work Sounds Delicious, Hsu recorded sounds of the wetlands and intermixed them with local song-poetry to create a narrative history of the area, from its origins as a fishing village, its transition to an agricultural economy and then the return to seafood production, a cycle produced by shifting environmental conditions. Hsu presented her two sound pieces in separate rooms on an abandoned red-brick village home, bringing elements of mixed media installation into her sound art practice.
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