Bark Curtain

Bark cloth (2000×1800mm), Single channel video (11min 25sec.)
Taitung Art and Culture Center

Translator: Wu Shu-Lun, Cameron Hanson

I met an Ami man while I was staying in Taitung. He spoke Japanese due to the education policy during the Japanese occupation. He was trying to inherit the Ami culture by revitalizing traditional craft to produce yarns by stretching the tree bark, which was lost during the colonial era. I learned how to make the bark craft from him in Japanese and documented the process in video. I created the installation work to project the video onto the screen made of bark clothe made by us.