From Cities into the mountains and the fields : an archaeology of lives in dark ruins

Jun Honn KAO, Yu-Chieh LI (Translator)

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Abstract

In this article, I analyze my recent departure from the practices of critical geology, investigation into dark ruins, and transitional justice of indigenous sovereignty. I discuss the potential of creative processes to contribute to "social movements." Among those, The Ruin Image Crystal Project: Ten Scenes uses abandoned buildings and sites to reflect upon the influence of neoliberalism and transnational trade on Taiwanese society and offers situations to connect with various communities. The Topa project (2016–) investigates the Atayal Nation’s Topa Tribe to explore the various sovereignties of Taiwan and the descendants of colonized peoples who were driven into the mountains by the many waves of colonization that swept the island.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVisual Representations of the Cold War and Postcolonial Struggles : Art in East and Southeast Asia
EditorsMidori YAMAMURA, Yu-Chieh LI
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Chapter10
Pages166-172
ISBN (Electronic)9781000405859
ISBN (Print)9780367615291
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - May 2021

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