沒有土地的風景 / Scenery Without Land
Print, collage, and acrylic on canvas
Pan’s painting and installation series Uneasy Scenery consists of four pieces: Scenery Without Land, Scenery of Insurrection, Scenery of Viruses, and Scenery Shattered. For the grand majority of people, Hualien’s natural scenery is beyond beautiful, and life here is as sound and carefree as rural folk song. But an artist must take a close look at the restlessness within the scenery (the viruses in the “fresh” air, the potential for danger each time the tectonic plates move, and the waves created by bomb and tank drills); the plight of the self as it relates to the land, environment, current affairs, and the whole of humanity; and the co-dependence of these elements and related considerations.
Born in 1953 in Yuli, Hualien, she has served as head of the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, focusing on contemporary art and international exchanges. She founded an international creative camp in Taiwan in league with the UK’s Triangle Arts Trust and is a pioneer of contemporary art in eastern Taiwan. Her work expresses both the pleasantness and uneasiness within the seeming idyllic lifestyle in Hualien as well as her worries and hopes for the future of Taiwan and humanity.