Historical Trail, Sugar Refinery, Community - Depicting a Cultural Lane of Sugar Industry
From the revitalization, development, and prospects of Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center to the planning of Madou Sugar Industry Art Triennial, cultural and historical researchers have played indispensable roles in linking together sugar industry and local culture. Therefore, in the Art Triennial this time, we have initiated a series of projects to work with people who have been engaged in local culture and history under the name of “Alliance Project of Cultural and Historical Researchers in Tsung-rong Community”. Through interviews, archives, and the concept of satellite exhibition space, the project aims to create a new face of art interlaced by exhibitions and performances, literature and history reading, as well as community participation. In the collaboration withWANG Chun-Yuan, we focus on the theme of "community node" and use "Pomelo Art Academy" to present the history of Tsung-yeh Village, community empowerment, and projects related to the art festival. Apart from that, WANG Chun-Yuan employs the rail he collected and combines it with the elements of round rails to create "Orbit of Dreams"based on historical materials. The work shows Wang's vision on how to facilitate and promote the connections between sugar industry and community empowerment in order to demonstrate his local practice, ideal, status, and compassion to fulfill the responsibilities as a cultural and historical researcher. The project also highlights the significance of local value in the preparation of an art festival.