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  • May 25, 2012

2012 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project

Six artists arrived in Yunlin County, Taiwan, in mid-April, to begin a 25-day residency in the small fishing village of Cheng Long. Working with children from Cheng Long Elementary School, members of the local community and other volunteers, the artists created site-specific art installations responding to the area's wetland environment. This year's theme was “What’s for Dinner?”, emphasizing environmental issues related to seafood production—a key local industry. The project this year was curated by Taiwan-based sculptor Jane Ingram Allen, who invited: Markuz Wernli Saito from Switzerland and Madoka Yoshitomi from Japan, Janet Ranson from South Africa, Prashant Jogdand from India, Brooklyn-based French artist Isabelle Garbani, and Taiwanese artists Yen-Ting Hsu from Taipei and Yvonne Chiu from Kaohsiung.

See the Cheng Long Wetlands project blogspot for more information, including stop-motion animations produced with local children and sound samples from Yenting Hsu's installation.