Spring Will Come Here in Aomori, Soon?
LIN Gieh-Wen (Labay Eyong in Truku name) )who are participating for the next spring show from April 11th stayed in ACAC due to research for her new creation for the past week. She is from Fuaien, Taiwan and the day she arrived at Aomori was a blizzard.
Labay is a member of Taiwanese indigenous, Truku tribe. She works on sculptural installations with her knowledge and skill on traditional weaving and knitting. She researched artefacts especially Sakiori (textile from Nambu area) which are stored in Aomori City Board of Education and went to the coast and garbage dump to find material for her new project. I’m looking forward to seeing her outputs which are reflected the similarity and difference between Taiwan and Japan in her eyes.