MAO Yo-Wen

Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program (International creators from abroad)

update: 2024.1.12

MAO Yo-Wen

Participating ProjectExchange Residency Program (Creators from abroad)
Activity BasedTaipei
City / Place stayedTokyo
Period2024.1 - 2024.3
Purpose of the residency

For this Tokyo residency, I plan to delve deeper into "Jindai Moji," a linguistic symbol believed to predate the introduction of Kanji in Japan. This elusive script, intertwined with my creative exploration of the legendary site "Pyramids," becomes the focal point of my residency study. I aim to establish connections and expand on concepts related to words, language, and the intangible aspects of memory, history, and perception explored in my artwork. Additionally, I seek to unravel and reinterpret the currently undefined "Jindai Moji," fostering new avenues of exploration.

Plan during the residency
  • Collecting and accumulating research materials for the project through archival library research
  • Conducting field investigations and exploring pertinent locations and materials
  • Interviewing individuals, local artists, or scholars linked to the study of Jindai Moji
  • Exploring further the seemingly unrelated connections to Jindai Moji, including both its displaced and connected aspects
  • Capturing the initial framework through film photography and incorporating research data and discoveries made during the residency

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