|Participating Project ||International Creator Residency Program|
|Period||2020.2 - 2020.3|
For the residency, I want to create a series of works that deals with the theme of loneliness and separation created by technology in contemporary living. The origin of the concept is inspired by a short documentary from 2015, “Japan’s Disposable Workers: Net Cafe Refugees”, which captures single men living in the cells of a net cafe. Tokyo is particularly fitting for the project because of the popularity of mobile devices, internet cafes, video games, and capsule hotels. I find the Japanese coping of urban loneliness to be both poetic and insightful, and it’s highly relatable to urban dwelling in Taipei.
Phrase 1: Research and immersion of the locale
Phrase 2: Conversation and project sketches
Phrase 3: Core project creation
Phrase 4: Refinement and presentation