Bringing together local participants and visual artists from Taipei, Taiwan and London to record river stories
Local participants and visual artists will record river stories by researching historical archives, recording sounds and taking photographs that will be reinterpreted in a visual form.
The boat will become a visual storyteller; a physical metaphor of the temporal and a point of reflection.
The project aims to create a cross-cultural dialogue with the diverse communities around the port of Keelung in Taipei and communities living on the eastern side of the River Thames.
Participants are expected to learn from the Three Mills and Keelung port contexts, environment and from archives by questioning renovation as means of cultural and heritage preservation, both for the Taiwanese and for Londoners. By tracking generational changes and their changing relationship with the River Thames and River Lea, they will become critically engaged with the wider urban environment and the shifting globalised city.
Participating artists include, Poca (Su-Ya Cheng) Painter & Storyteller of Pocapoca Village in Taiwan. Su-Ya creates characterful illustrations, paintings and stories that she says “inspire and give courage to people”.
Friday 1 - 15 September
Art Exhibition & Installation
Monday 18 - Friday 29 September