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暶ⴽ䠮闒 Special Thanks 谁遯䘋䊨 Festival Volunteers 荈搭谁遯䊨⡲⧺劍

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Amy

Su-Han

Chiao

Jason

Fumei

Sunny

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⟱噠䘋䊨 Corporate Volunteer

忌鞮〵抓㉂噠ꋓ遤 HSBC BankTaiwan

〵抓㣔厣䆁 Timberland Taiwan

ꡠ庋荈搭Ⱇ㕨䘋䊨 Guandu Nature Park 伢䕧⼿⸂ Photography Support

ⶾ⡲⼿⸂ On-Site Production Support

崞⹛⼿⸂ Event Support

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Special Thanks Forewords

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About the Festival

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Theme of the Year: With Paths Crisscrossing

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Curatorial Statement

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Event Overview Venue

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Artist-in-Residence

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Jordi NN

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Roger Rigorth

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Roy Staab

Spain Germany USA

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UUendy Lau

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Chungho Cheng

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Yannick Dauby

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Kaling Diway

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Art Volunteer

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Creating Period

Hong Kong Taiwan France/Taiwan Taiwan

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The Sound of Wetland

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Adventure Time in Shezi: Episode II Nature, Art & Life

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Nature Art DIY

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Nature Fun for Little Kids

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Guandu Walk

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Opening Highlights Feedback

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Foreword from the Commissioner

Guandu is located at the convergence of rivers and the sea. Since ancient times, its rich ecology has attracted a diverse assemblage of migratory birds. Farmers transformed the floodplain into rice paddies and have cultivated the land following seasonal rhythms. In addition to growing food, customs and rituals derived from farming practices are also the important values of the paddy fields. History is not just the past. It has been lived in our daily life and become the innovative inspirations for the present. This year, the Guandu International Nature Art Festival worked on the theme With Paths Crisscrossing to explore the ambiguous relationship between urban development and the historic rice paddies kept in the Guandu Plain. The invited artists acquainted themselves with local surroundings and some issues though a one-week field study and then finished their on-site creation with the help of volunteers. Thus, they were able to experience the cultural context sensationally and externalize their ideas into art pieces in response to real situations. This event allowed us to see the possibility of art as a bridge to connect people and nature, and as a catalyst to pass down the tradition and enrich cultural development. We anticipate this meaningful event can bring together public awareness and encourage dialogues among different groups with the power of art. A new paradigm of transmitting the commitment to nature is therefore to be built.

Commissioner, Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government 荩⻍䋑佟䏎俒⻋㽷Ꟁ

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This year marked the 12th Guandu International Nature Art Festival. With the annual theme With Paths Crisscrossing, the resident artists have transformed the knowledge about the rice paddies in the Guandu area, the local culture, and the surrounding landscapes into their unique artworks. For instance, Crisscrossing Wings embeds the relationship between urban development and the environmental impact in the inner structures of a dragonfly wing; Han's Path provides an alternative way to view the rice paddies; Where Have All the Mud-Balls Gone? reminds us to pay attention to the hidden warning. All of these woks offer a chance for us to rethink our role in environmental conservation. Besides, the Festival has made some new attempts as well. For example, a series of workshops were organized to document people's expectations for their surrounding environment. A sound installation of on-site ultrasonic recording of the bats provides us a way to feel the different species coexisting with the human. Guandu Nature Park is the emerald of Taipei. The Taipei City Government has long devoted to protecting the natural environment and will continue working with the Wild Bird Society of Taipei to safeguard the Guandu Nature Park and make it shine.

Commissioner, Department of Economic Development, Taipei City Government 荩⻍䋑佟䏎欴噠涮㾝㽷㽷Ꟁ

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Foreword from the President of WBST

Guandu Nature Park is a site for ecological conservation and environmental education, with the facilities like the nature center and the birdwatching 2006

cabins for visitors to get closer to Nature. In 2006, the Park initiated the Guandu International Nature Art Festival. Artists from all over the world are invited to come to Taiwan and create environmentally focused outdoor installation using on-site natural materials for example, bamboo, soil, and branches trimmed after typhoons. The Festival has now put its emphasis on the local community and the surrounding environment. I think, the most important thing for this event now is not just to present the beautiful artworks but to tell stories about the land. I would like to thank the Ministry of Culture, the Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government, the Taipei City Animal Protection Office, and the Asia Pacific Hotel for their generous sponsorships. Next, I d like to extend my gratitude to our partners including the Soundscape Association of Taiwan, the Bamboo Curtain Studio, the Taipei Municipal Fu-an Junior High School, the Shezi Aesthetics Association for their full support. Last, my sincere appreciation to all artists, volunteers, and staff. Thanks for your hard work!

President, Wild Bird Society of Taipei 爢㕰岁➃〵⻍䋑ꅿ둷㷸剚椚✲Ꟁ

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ꡠ庋㕜ꥹ荈搭谁遯㷎 About the Festival 2006 2016

Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival, dating back to 2006, was Taiwan's first largescale natural art event held in a conservation park. The park is located in Guandu wetland, a place with unique estuary culture and diverse ecosystem. The purpose of this event is not only about art and aesthetics but also about delivering messages caring for the environment. With the experience in the past ten years, this art event has come to a new stage by resetting its title into Guandu International Nature Art Festival since 2016. The triangle composed of river culture, wetland conservation, and environmental art is still the solid foundation of the curatorial concepts. It is expected to serve as a catalyst to deepen the public s awareness of our environment, as well as care for local cultures. It is hoped that every single participant of this festival will take the initiative to connect with their surroundings, to get inspired by nature, and to make an effort in finding a way to a sustainable future. Besides inviting artists coming to Guandu to make work on site, the Festival has now expanded into a complex project combines with a variety of art, education, and public engagement programs. In order to deepen the participatory experience to acknowledge the core value of this project, both the artist-in-residence and volunteer programs are changed to involve more explorations of local stories. There are also several educational programs which are co-developed with our partners: Sound of Wetland with the Soundscape Association of Taiwan , Adventure Time in Shezi with the Bamboo Curtain Studio. A series of activities related to the aesthetics of life, such as Natural Art DIY, Nature Fun for Little Kids, and Guandu Walk, has also been included this year. 9


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䎃䏞⚺겗 Theme of the Year With Paths Crisscrossing

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The Guandu plain was the first region in Taipei to be

food for human beings, have also provided large areas of

transformed into paddy fields by Han immigrants. Yet

open water acting as wetland systems that have played a

today, it is the largest and the last rice paddies in this

valuable ecological role. The importance of these roles is

city. This agricultural landscape was common in the past,

growing increasingly, especially when natural wetlands

but now has become rather rare and out of tune with the

are disappearing rapidly in modern society. Furthermore,

surrounding concrete buildings and non-stop traffic. People

a variety of rice-growing culture and exquisite local

who enjoy this unique rural landscape are calling for

knowledge have also been derived from the process of

preservation. However, behind the romantic scenes there

farming these lands. It reflects a close relationship between

are farmers striving to make a living with the challenges of

humans and nature. This wisdom could shine a light on our

the worsening economic and environmental conditions.

current search for an ecologically sustainable society.

Each place has its own resources to raise its own people.

Here in the Guandu plain, each of our attitudes towards

Guandu is situated at the confluence of flowing rivers and

the land has been recorded in detail: in the roads cutting

brackish water. This estuary wetland is a great habitat for

through the rice paddies, in the irrigation canals spreading

a rich variety of organisms, attracting flocks of migratory

throughout the field, and in all the other traces we left

birds. The Ketagalan were the aboriginal Taiwanese

during the process of modernization. Under the annual

people who first settled in this area. But, it was the Han

theme With Paths Crisscrossing, the 2017 Guandu

immigrants who turned the grassy swamp into rice paddies

International Nature Art Festival aims to explore the

that they still cultivate today. They also make a living

current status of Nature among the complex forces that

with all variety of fish, shrimp and clams from the Tamsui

shape the city, to disentangle the layers of urban spatiality

River. After hundreds of years, the view of Guandu has

from an environmental perspective, and to find ways for

dramatically changed as Taipei City continues to develop.

modern people to live sustainably in tune with Nature.

More rice paddies are lost and replaced by factories and buildings. The water has been polluted by urban waste and

With paths crisscrossing on this land, our lives are all

people s lives are no longer linked with these farmlands.

connected. If we can learn to humbly respect the land and

Due to the need for additional urban development, Taipei

the sky again, then not only can we expect the revival of

City is increasing its focus toward determining the future of

Nature, but there will be much and much more to come

these rice paddies.

back to bring balance to our modern lives.

Generation after generation of people have depended on the bounty of Guandu that has supported a great diversity of lives. The rice paddies, originally used for producing

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Curatorial Statement

ꢯ꣫⛓꟦铪剎湱麂 俒

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Roger Rigorth

2008 Roy Staab

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Jordi NN UUendy Lau

Yannick Dauby

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Kaling Diway Kaling

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Who Were Here... on the Path Crisscrossing? by Yi-Fen Jan

The only remaining large tracks of paddy field in Guandu

forms an integrated habitat featured with rich biodiversity.

Plain, Taipei City comes under the spotlight in the

It is a gift for a city like Taipei, where green areas have

2017 Guandu International Nature Art Festival With

begun to recede. Wetland, however, bears the brunt when

Paths Crisscrossing. Paths crisscrossing are the roads

the ecological values conflict with economic demands.

intersecting the fields. The century-old paddy field that used to serve as the major granary has been a witness to

Flood detention is another important function of Guandu

the development of this city. The crisscrossing roads and

Wetland. Floodplain is especially necessary to solve the

irrigation canals reveal the changes over time and human

problem of urban cementation in Taipei Basin, because

interference across the generations. Rural nostalgia as

it can absorb excessive water like a sponge. Do we treat

it is, With Paths Crisscrossing takes a step further. Through

the land in the way that follows nature and sustains the

artists-in-residence, volunteer involvement, local walking

ecosystem? With Paths Crisscrossing set its foot on the

tour and other activities, the Festival attempts to sort out

paddies to deliberate over the holistic values of production,

many strata of the historical meaning of paddies in urban

ecology and life in order to put into practice the Satoyama

Taipei or even to explore what role they will play in future

Initiative vision in which human and nature live in harmony.

development. Last but not the least, the Festival hopes to inspire participants to reflect from different perspectives on

Seven artists-in-residence, one after another, accepted

their own relationship with the landscape as its structure

our invitation to join the program. Taiwanese artist Chung-

changes over time.

Ho Cheng s work Where Have All the Mud-balls Gone? displays the balls made of the mud from Guandu Nature

The ultimate aim of the festival is to expound the values

Park in stacks and roundabouts. The design mimics the

of paddy field. The topic of Enhancing Biodiversity in Rice

traces of earthworm to bring up the discussion of soil

Paddies as Wetland Systems was discussed in the Ramsar

and symbolizes the hope of finding the way out of the

Convention COP 10 Meeting. The seasonally irrigated

human-land dilemma. German artist Roger Rigorth s work

paddies are the dry land that is regularly shallowly flooded,

Crisscrossing Wing weaves the artificial landscapes such

which provides the perfect habitat for wildlife. It is no

as roads, ponds and buildings into dragonfly wing veins,

doubt that cultivation is originally the cause for the loss of

depicting how the dragonflies living near rivers and paddies

natural wetland. However, human activities and ecological

have been threatened by the problems of reclamation and

conservation coupled with the Ramsar concepts of

urban cementation as a result of urban sprawl.

conservation and wise use will turn constructed wetlands such as paddies into a sustainable vault of nature. Together

Roy Staab, the artist from the United States of America,

with the adjacent natural wetland on the southwest side,

builds simple lines with locally-collected bamboo to portray

Guandu paddies, which were cultivated for food crops,

the startling configuration of Guandu paddies that he

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saw on Google Maps. Han s Path, the artwork built on the

event The Sound of the Wetland and the community-based

bamboo poles, attracts viewers to look at the actual paddies

project Adventure Time in Shezi echo the concern of With

in the form of bamboo art, inviting them to enter the field

Paths Crisscrossing in their own distinct voices, including

and observe it in a different sense. The Spanish artist Jordi

showing how noise has impacts on the habitats and

NN s Donde se cruzan los caminos (Where the Paths Cross) built

what inhabitants think about their own hometown. Other

a helical structure with four entrances at the base, forming

educational activities such as Guandu Walk, Nature, Art &

the space for people to listen, talk and reach a consensus.

Life, and Natural Fun for Little Kids are designed respectively

UUendy Lau, the artist from Hong Kong, uses the image

for viewers of different ages to learn about this land and

of windows to develop a series of closely associated

experience the beauty of nature. The volunteer program,

workshops that bring visitors closer and encourage them to

on the other hand, endeavors to make a memory about life

share their thoughts and feelings with one another.

in Guandu out of unique experiences including experiential farming and collaborative creation activities,

One of our artists, Yannick Dauby, has lived in Taiwan for years and has frequently used environmental acoustic

The transformed Guandu International Nature Art Festival

recordings in his works. As one of the volunteers for frog

has focused on Listening, Connection and Symbiosis during

conservation in Guandu, the French artist has been quite

2016-2018. The theme of the 2016 Festival, Based on A True

familiar with the rich diversity in the park. Dauby picks

Story, highlighted comprehending as the first step toward

the species most closely associated to paddies to present

land care by reading messages and stories about and from

his acoustic installation Something about the Inaudible

Nature. With Paths Crisscrossing aims to help people perceive

Hunting Calls of the Bats and the Voices and Breathes of Aquatic

the connections between their inner selves with the outer

Organisms: bat and aquatic life. He collects and displays the

nature as the paths crisscrossing the fields do. The ultimate

unknown voices to speak for the unobtrusive creatures

goal is to help viewers feel that they belong to the land

that truly exist and tells the story of how they struggle to

and find their place in it. Admittedly, an art project alone

survive. On the other hand, Kaling Diway, the artist from

cannot guarantee a substantial or dramatic transformation.

Hualien, is another artist-in-residence that we invited

However, it will definitely bring people from all corners to

a little bit later. He is especially good at using bamboo

meet in the way that interweaves their stories in the web

and shares with viewers his knowledge and care about

of life. What would the sensational surges bring? This is

Guandu through his work Habitat. His artwork serves as the

something we hope to discover through the power of art.

metaphor for the park s role as the guardian of habitats, hoping to remind viewers of the importance of habitats for all things great and small in Nature. For the educational program, the soundscape series of 15


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崞⹛籏錒 Event Overview

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Artist-inResidence

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荈搭谁遯䊨⡲⧺劍

Art Volunteer Program

Nature Art DIY

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Nature Fun for Little Kids

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Citizen Science Soundscape Workshop

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Call for Artists

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聃憈㖒㖈铞鑨

The Sound of Wetland

Artists Arrival, Field Research

On-Site Production

2-day Training

Assist with Artwork Production

Soundscape Activity

Soundscape Activity Citizen Science Soundscape Workshop

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Interpretation of Artworks

Artwork Exhibition

Volunteer Sharing Talk

Soundscape Activity Soundscape Lecture

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Located at the junction of Tamshui River and Jilong River, Guandu Nature Park is a nature park of wetland preservation with landscape consisting of an integrated wetland environment of swamp and pond. It is a great inhabitation for a rich variety of organisms, as well as an important pass-by stop for migratory birds in their annual migration route. Hence, it has been recognized by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area IBA . The park, authorized by Taipei City Government, is currently administrated under the Wild Bird Society of Taipei WBST and devotes care to wetland and wild birds' conservation.

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Artist-in-Residence

歊ꅿ锅叆 Field Research

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❜剚贖 Donde se cruzan los caminos Where the Paths Cross

Jordi NN Spain

织腠꟦涸괐兞 Crisscrossing Wing Roger Rigorth Germany

恎字駈騋 Han's Path Roy Staab USA

꧌넓㜥兞 Collective Scenes UUendy Lau Hong Kong

椕椕䙦랃♶鋅㉻ Where Have All the Mud-Balls Gone? Chungho Cheng Taiwan

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♧❉ꡠ倴聃♶鋅涸躶軁桄굺耫莅宐欰欰暟耫갉莅ㄎ涸佦✲ Something about the inaudible hunting

calls of the bats and the voices and breathes of aquatic organisms Yannick Dauby

喌䨾 Habitat Kaling Diway

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Donde se cruzan los caminos Where the Paths Cross 勞俲Я Materials

Bamboo, Hemp Ropes, Straw Ropes

Jordi NN

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Coastal Forest Area

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There is no path without intersection. There is no action without a decision. There is no dialogue without listening. There is no consensus without a meeting point. Where the wind touches the earth. Where thoughts touch the sky. There is a commonplace, a hidden place. Where nowhere is a place in itself. Where different beginnings share improvised sanctuary. That's where the paths cross.

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Jordi NN www.jordinn.net Jordi

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1985, Valencia, SPAIN Interdisciplinary artist and creative mind, Jordi began to produce art projects in his teens. During his career he has studied different

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fields of multimedia arts design, photography, video, conceptual art and classic arts sculpture, drawing, painting . Since 2010 Jordi NN has become an internationally known artist with his first exhibitions outside Spain. Since that he has participated, developed and created projects in different countries such as Greece, Latvia, Germany, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, the U.S., etc.

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Crisscrossing Wing 勞俲Я Materials

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The idea is to create a wing inspired by dragonfly wings. As this wing has an inner structure with a transparent layer, the artist has the imagination that this structure could be pathways and roads, almost a man-made landscape of pathways crisscrossing. The visitors shall discover a dragonfly wing and by coming closer realize a map of roads, ponds, and houses as the structure of the wing. The geography of the Park may be found on the wing as well. The piece will raise attention to the dragonflies, one of the remarkable insects linked to the local environment and an indicator of water quality. The dragonflies and the rice paddies always have a kind of partnership.

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Roger Rigorth www.roger-rigorth.de Roger Rigorth

Michelstadt

Roger Rigorth was trained at the arts and crafts school Michelstadt/Germany as a wood carver. Since then he worked

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Arte Sella i-Park

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creates sculptures and installations in public spaces and works as a curator for exhibition projects and residencies. Roger Rigorth recently created works for the sculpture park Arte Sella in Italy, for YATOO in the sculpture park in Gongju in South Korea as well as for i-park in East Haddam/Connecticut in USA.

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Han's Path 勞俲Я Materials

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using Google Maps to see the rice paddies from the sky. Visually Google

the rice paddy offers me flat and long rectangular shapes, but in places, the shapes turned diagonal into a dynamic figure and the part that I use. This figure from the rice field I put flat and horizontal on the top of bamboo poles. I made it my design by changing a few proportions and extending some of the shapes. It is site specific on the hill in the open space on the observation side of the building. The viewer can to go inside it, look down upon from the 2nd-floor observatory and looked up at from the walking path. The simplicity of line and materials are important to me; each line is essential to the structure as a whole. The bamboo that I harvested came from in and around the park and I used recycled chopsticks for the pegs in the junctions to hold the work in place. But as a safety precaution, the junctions and

With paths crisscrossing the rice paddy of the Guandu plain is the

joints are tied with jute string.

inspiration source for my installation sculpture for the Guandu International Nature Art Festival. I referenced the Han immigrant s

I want to thank the many assistants/volunteers who worked with

work of laying out the rice fields, dividing the land into shapes by

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Google earth link to the field:

https://earth.app.goo.gl/qrtFm

Roy Staab Roy Staab

Roy Staab, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, attended Layton School of Art and received a BFA from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He traveled, studied and worked as an artist in Europe, living in Paris, New York and currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

ephemeral art installations He is a peripatetic artist making ephemeral art installations with Japan/American Artist Exchange Creative

natural materials in many places in the world.

Artist Fellowship Pollack/Krasner Grant Gottlieb Foundation Award the Joan Mitchell Award Efroymson Fellowship

Staab has received numerous awards: Japan/American Artist Exchange Creative Artist Fellowship, Pollack/Krasner Grant, Gottlieb Foundation Award, the Joan Mitchell Award, Efroymson Fellowship. His art is in the collections of the Musée d art moderne and Le fonds national d art contemporain in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Museum of Wisconsin Art.

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Collective Scenes

䨩㢫酤縨䊨⡲㖷 AN OUTDOOR INSTALLATION + WORKSHOPS 勞俲Я Materials

Branches, Leaves, Flowers, Hemp Rope, Grass, Waste Paper, Eco-friendly Paint 㖒럊Я Location

ⷠ兞ꨛ UUendy Lau Hong Kong

Installation: Bird-watching Cabins 2 and the Trees nearby Workshops: Pond Classroom & Visitor Centre

Walking through the Guandu neighbourhood, I was attracted by the pattern on the windows. They set a frame for the scene that we perceive and, at the same time, redirect how we interpret the city with nature by initiating dialogues between the reality and our individual perspective. These windows were translated into an abstract language which is formed by lines and shapes. It may resemble the last rice paddies left in Guandu visually but, speculatively, it also represents diverse voices and viewpoints crisscrossing each other. When they encounter and start a conversation, they are creating different possibilities and future scenarios for this place, and thus the city and our humanity. My installation aims to offer an alternative approach to unveil the dissimilarity, to welcome such distinction as well as to rethink our responsibility for nature and culture. It is a collection of windows placed in various positions in the park highlighting different hidden sceneries which serve as a stimulus for the audience to reconsider the relationship among the nature, the tradition, and the city modernisation through art. The artwork is associated with a series of workshops involving Guandu is a hybrid environment documenting the changes of the

public engagement and discussion from visitors, artists and the

nature and evolution of culture and urban development. After

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learning the transformation of the area and meeting with the local

explore the environment and its current status with curiosity,

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ⷠ兞ꨛ UUendy Lau www.uuendylau.com

Wendy is a multidisciplinary designer and artist with a strong passion for experimental art and critical designs. Her works cover various disciplines of design 2011 LAU

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including fashion, illustration, installation, live-performance and workshops. In 2011, she started UUENDY LAU, a novel and original design laboratory. Double U is a unique recognition of her emphasising not only Double Happiness üü , but also a language strengthening the connections among individuals ü-ü . Her design intention aims to provoke discourses and enhance physical interaction through a conversation with art, lifestyle and the nature.

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Paper-making Workshop 勞俲Я Materials

Fallen Leaves, Trashpaper, Water

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Scene-Making & StoryingMaking Workshop 勞俲Я Materials

Branches, Hemp Thread

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㜥兞醢⡲ Scene-Making

To encourage participants to discover the hidden scenes in our nature through designing a personal frame with branches from the Park. Each little sculpture represents an imaginative scenario of our nature.

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Book-binding from Workshop #02, Grass 㖒럊Я Location

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佦✲ꅾ穉 Story-Making

To express our thoughts towards nature, culture and urban development with drawings. The storybooks form an invisible interaction among story-tellers, story-makers and readers.

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Where Have All the Mud-Balls Gone? 勞俲Я Materials

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Chung-Ho Cheng

Forest near the Outdoor Theatre

Taiwan

Earthworms live in the soil. During the day they burrow underground; at night they come to the surface to feed on decaying leaves and microorganisms. Earthworms ingest small soil particles and excrete in the form of casts, which is an important index of earthworm species richness as well as soil fertility. In addition, earthworms remove heavy metal from the soil and accumulate it in their body tissues. The application of organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides has caused the decline of earthworms. In other words, earthworms are an indicator of metal pollution in soil. The advent of chemical pest control has inadvertently and irreversibly harmed earthworms and the soil micro-organisms. The significance of paddy fields to the city is as earthworms to the soil. They both play a role in ecological purification and restoration. Guandu Plain, like an earthworm to its soil, the Taipei Basin, positively change the structure of their environments, and is essential to a healthy ecosystem. This artwork was inspired by earthworm feces in the shape of mud balls. Muds in the park were collected and processed into clays and arranged into a labyrinth. The circuitous rather than blockingup labyrinth routes allow people to walk in and reflect upon the ecological changes when they have to make a detour. This artwork offers a chance for people to know more about the behavior of earthworms, and also works as a reminder of the decline of worm castings in the paddy fields, which is an alert to the environmental crisis. This is an issue that no one can sit on the sidelines. 60


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ꁀ⚥ㄤ Chung-Ho Cheng

Chung-Ho Cheng, who began his pottery creation in 1983,

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Something about the inaudible hunting calls of the bats and the voices and breathes of aquatic organisms 勞俲Я Materials

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Interpretive Station, Platform near the Freshwater Pond

愈衞欰 Yannick Dauby France

Taiwan

谁遯㹻矦➝Я Bio

愈衞欰 Yannick Dauby Background in musique concrete and improvisation, using found objects, electroacoustic devices and phonographies. As a field recordist, he as particular interest for animals or nature sounds as well as urban situations and unusual acoustic phenomenas. Excursions are pretext to a sonic gathering, and often leads to the 2007

realisation of phonographic collages. He often collaborates with other musicians, visual artists and dancers, producing audio-visual performances or installations, and makes sound design for films. His work has been presented by various international festivals, record labels and biennale exhibitions. He is based in Taiwan since 2007, interested into the field of anthropology and ecology, exploring the island's soundscape through artistic research, developing art projects in local communities and documenting the fauna and its environment, creating art & science projects in collaborations with biologists.

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椚䙂Я Statement

This project is based on sound! I am sound recordist, sound artist and sound designer. I am proposing to create an artwork based on the sounds of two kinds of animals we can't hear with our ears.

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Pipistrellus abramus

The bats who are hunting their flying preys are making inaudible sounds: their voices are very high- pitched, the frequency being way above what human ear can perceive. This sound installation is based on on-site ultrasonic recordings of the Japanese House Bat, Pipistrellus abramus, one of the most common bat in Taiwan and present in Guandu Nature Park.

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This sound installation is based on ultrasonic recordings of the Japanese House Bat, Pipistrellus abramus, one of

These very high frequency sounds were transformed by a

the most common bat in Taiwan and present in Guandu

special system called heterodyne converter, which allow

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humans to hear their hunting calls. The movements of the sounds in this room is a translation of the trajectory of these little mammals flying in the sky.

The bats use ultrasounds for echolocation : they listen to the echoes created when their voices meet obstacles such as trees, the surface of water or even small flying insects. With sound, they are able to get a mental tridimensional representation of their environment.

Bats are discreet and harmless animals, but have a very

They don't rely on vision to fly and catch their prey, they

important role since they eat a huge quantity of insects. Not

are just calling and listening.

only they consume mosquitoes which can bring diseases but also they are also our partner in agriculture, they avoid us using chemical insecticides and therefore protecting the crops. For this last reason, bats have a positive role in Chinese culture and are often represented in traditional designs, such as in temples. Eventually their name "bat fĂş" sounds exactly like "benediction

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"Coming from near to far, then from far to near, what have the bats found? Where are they going now?"

" " "There s a rhythm in bat sounds, from loud to quiet, from far to near, are they repeating a move or behavior?"

" " "Imagine myself as a bat. I flap my wings during the dark night, hunt using my inherent ability, have a good meal and go home with satisfaction."

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"Bee-bee-bo-bo-bee-bo-po, gu-lu-gu-gu-lu-do-boo-gu, do-lu-dolu-do-lu-da-da-da. It is true, not an illusory. Bodhi Svaha!"

" " "At first, I could not find the artwork; I thought it was the sound of a steel wire trembling. Then I found out it s the sound of bats. It was a very special and great experience because normally we can t hear this unique sound directly."

" " "At first, I feel the sound changes from slow to speedy. I guess the bat is measuring the distance using sound. Maybe the sound becomes loud because it s close to the prey. A very special recording.."

" " "Today is my second time hearing the bats sound. A bit like the electronic music. The sound becomes intensive all of a sudden. I guess there is a heated discussion. It s amazing that this sound exists in Nature."

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freshwater from lakes, bogs, ponds, rivers, and stream all contain lifeforms a pond is a small body of still water formed naturally or by artificial means certainly easier to access than the deep ocean usually very shallow our human body isn't able to swim there, we couldn't even put fully our head under the surface. but would you try? hold your breath and listen to the sounds in the water nearby?

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Habitat 勞俲Я Materials

Bamboo, Hemp Rope

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꤫⹅僅 Kaling Diway

Grassland across the Moon Pond platform

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When I first visited the Guandu Wharf, I was attracted by the numerous burrows on the intertidal mudflat. They were home to mudskippers, a safe shelter with constant ebb and flow. This reminded me of how Guandu Nature Park acts as a buffer between urban development and nature reserves, to preserve a home for birds, fiddler crabs, and mudskippers, as well as a sanctuary for agitated minds of human beings. Inspired by the mudskippers holes, this work is metaphor of the role of Guandu Nature Park as a guardian of wetlands, a unique habitat for wildlife and humans. The site where the work is now located was the land cultivated by our ancestors. This work is thus a memento of the crisscrossed farmlands passed on. And also, an imprint of our own history.

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꤫⹅僅 Kaling Diway

Kaling Diway is an artist from Hualien s Fengbin Township, which is home to the Makotaay community of Pangcah Amis Aborigines. He is active in the art community in East Taiwan and has participated in the North Coast Art Field, Original Living Art Festival, East Coast Land Art Festival, Hweilan International Artists Workshop etc. He is expert in reconstructing, deconstructing, recomposing and sculpting of the natural materials. He also has a wide array of skills in stage props design and production, public art space design etc. His works manifest a great affection for his community and a sense of mission to aboriginal cultural

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Guandu Nature Park is located near the suburb of Taipei, where is a highly developed city. In order to know the impact of sound on wetland organisms, we have cooperated with Soundscape Association of Taiwan since 2016 by placing sound recording equipment in the reserve area to monitor the long-term change of soundscape. We also co-organized different workshops and activities to inviting the public to understand the environment through listening.

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〵抓耫兞⼿剚 Soundscape Association of Taiwan 䊨⡲㕰꥙ Team

ꡠ庋荈搭Ⱇ㕨 Guandu Nature Park

Jou-Chien Wang Winnie Yen

Helena Sun

Amber Cheng

〵抓耫兞⼿剚 Soundscape Association of Taiwan

Tzu-Hao Lin Laila Fan

Yen-Ting Lai Ginger Jin

Chia-Yun Lee

Yong Shin Hong

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㼭䲿楪⼿㤉刼颣區 Listen to the Four Seasons 闍䌌ⷠ厣㸪〵⻍䠦坿㼱䎃坿㕰䭸䳸

Speaker: Bo-Hong Liu

Conductor, Taipei Philharmonic Youth Ensemble

➃珖秋녋牟昿涸ꯂ檳痧䙦랃剚駵⿡⨞⿡罜⚂鼩ⶾ⡲ⴀ✫耂そ涸շ㔋 㷎ո㼭䲿楪⼿㤉刼♶⫦㥶姽刼⚥鼩꣡♳✫荈䊹涸鑘⡲䧮⦛㽠䌟衽 㣐㹻⠶ꦑ衽繡뜩涸憈㖒兞荞翕颣ꯂ檳痧诔衽갉坿ⵠ殥ⴀ㔋㷎♶ず涸 兞韍♧饱䖭䖐坿갉❧「荈搭꫙䠮䌟⢵涸牟㣼눃⸂

ꡠ庋耫갉✲⟝砤 The Sound of Guandu Case Files 闍䌌勛⢕秾〵抓耫兞⼿剚猽剅Ꟁ

Speaker: Chia-Yun Lee

Secretary General, Soundscape Association of Taiwan

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翕聃⚛♶〫剤秫礩涸妇颣鼩⺫わ衽㼩橇㞯涸넓㻌莅ꡠ岤鷴麕翕聃稣 芵㖒䠮「嫦⦐㣐㖒갉痘䨾⫄麨涸鎝䜂刿鑑衽㼟荈䊹莅鸏❉갉痘鸮穡 诔歋鄄㣐㖒偒䖒⺠饱涸䠮「莅䞕筱㼟荈䊹輑Ⰵ倴ꢯ꣫⛓꟦ 耫갉걆菕 Navigating in Sound

闍䌌愈衞欰ꏗ갉䌌ㄤ耫갉谁遯㹻

Speaker: Yannick Dauby Field Recordist and Sound Artist

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Adventure Time in Shezi: Explore Our Hometown

September to December 2017

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Fu-an Junior High School and the area nearby

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Bamboo Curtain Studio

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ꡠ庋荈搭Ⱇ㕨 Guandu Nature Park

Szu-Ting Hsu

Si-Yu Chen

Yen-Ting Lai Yen-Ju Lai

Chin-Hen Cheng Chih-Fu Pan

Chia-Wei Chang

Shih-Ting Peng

畾㕠䊨⡲㹔 Bamboo Curtain Studio

Iris Hung

Heidi Chen

Sherry Chang Ines Chen

畾㕠꽏勠谁遯㹻 Participatory Artists from BCS

Matt Chun

Hsin-I Tien 荩⻍䋑用犷㸞㕜字⚥㷸 Taipei Municipal Fu-an Junior High School

Tyng-Jiunn Tang You-Heei Hsu

Chun-Hsuan Wu 伢䕧 Video recording

Yi-Bo Lai

Yuh-Sin Thou

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荩⻍䋑用犷㸞㕜字⚥㷸Э㇫䒄⤧吥Ꟁ 爢㶩䃋繡㷸剚 剎繡蔊剚Ꟁ 麉㹐 1 麉㹐 2 麉㹐 3

Mr. Tin-Jun Tang, Principal of Taipei Municipal Fu-an Junior High School: Thank you for all the hard work. Students have gained deeper understanding of Shezidao because of you. I believe they will love this place more and more each day they grow. Ms. Mei-Fang Tseng, Director of Shezidao Aesthetics Association: Thanks for training the students so well, so that they could tell people about their hometown with such confidence. Tourist 1: There was so much that I didn t know about Shezidao. I love how they told us about their hometown. I love this place. Tourist 2: I don t know these kids for long but they definitely touched my heart. These sweethearts are dedicated and responsible. Tourist 3: That it remains primitive and natural is really something. And we find it easy to become part of local life here.

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Adventure Time in Shezi: Explore Our Hometown

Guandu Plain and Shezidao lie on both sides of Keelung River and interact closely with each other. Both of them used to be the origins of major crops. They are located in less-developed areas in Taipei City, inviting a lot of expectations and visions from all parties. But do they expect and envision the same things as the inhabitants do? Adventure Time in Shezi: Explore Our Hometown steps outside Guandu Plain to find out the insiders that s what most of the inhabitants call themselves real mindset. It is hoped that such a project could unveil the living circle in Tamsui River Basin. The three-year project led by Guandu Nature Park in cooperation with Bamboo Curtain Studio gathered people of old and young to listen to stories about their hometown, look for collective memories, visions and the best version of this beautiful place. Not only that, they were convened to tell their own stories in the form of art. The 2016 event focused on the topic of water. Taipei Municipal Fuan Elementary School scouts were taught about changes from 1963 since the attack of Typhoon Gloria to the present time in water-related incidents from the mouths of elders. One of the participating youngster said, I have never know this place this much. If it were not for the activity, we would not have taken an adventure in the wetland ourselves! The 2017 event aimed to connect people with land by feelings. The same approach was taken to introduce the students of Taipei Municipal Fu-an Junior High School to the stories of their hometown in a way that connected them with the land. Those students learned to explain themselves more confidently. Things didn t go as smoothly as expected in the first place, for those youngsters had been lulled by the tedious and futile life. Considering this, this program made it a priority to raise their consciousness and awareness of themselves and surroundings in daily life. In each of the discussions, we put what they may see, feel, take interest in or find important into three categories: industries, culture and ecology. They delved into these categories by means of field survey and kept a log of almost every survey. What they wrote down constantly reminded them to pay close attention to everything about their hometown, however seemingly trivial they were. The 2017 event was concluded with the Shezidao Walk showing visitors around and telling them about the stories of the place. See the remarks for the visitors feedback and Pottery. In the last class, the students decorated Guandu Nature Park with their works of pottery. One student wrote in the description of the work My Memory of Shezidao, If Shezidao were a plate, it must have been the one full of good memories. If it were a broken plate, that meant part of memories were lost. And every one of us who live here would have no excuse for retrieving our part of memories. In the year of 2017, we set out on the roads in Shezidao and looked at the place through the lens of these junior high students.

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Before class, when the work team were introduced to Shezidao by Ms. Mei-Hua Hsieh. They also visited the Chinese Recycling Association and ancient buildings, ect. in order to know more about its culture, temples and industrial development.

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After field survey, we gave students film cameras and set them up for interviews with community staff. They were given a limited amount of time to see beyond what schools could offer and record the most precious scenes and moment. They turned ordinary life into an adventure, digging out both unique and yet-to-be-improved things about their hometown.

Photography of field survey: linden hibiscus & Muscovy duck.

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The interview with Mei-Fang Tseng, Director of Shezidao

The interview with Mr. Tsent, Director and Hsiung, Factory Manager

Aesthetics Association, in K un-t ien Pavilion.

of the Chinese Recycling Association.

Observatory activity in Daotou Park.

The in –situ tour guide: Students telling about their secret corners.

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What do you see in the place where you grow up? After a month-long awareness-raising program, we attempted to introduce to those who registered Shezidao Walk diverse aspects of this place. As an expert of presenting by art, Bamboo Curtain Studio led the students to think and to draw what they wanted to share about the place on the cards as a way to construct their story about life in Shezidao.

Bamboo Curtain Studio asked the students to recall their adventures by drawing, and to about the sites during the Walk.

Rehearsal of field survey and tour guide

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The opening of the Nature Art Festival on 5th, Nov., 2017. Visitors took the shuttle bus to take part in Shezidao Walk hosted by these junior high students. Their guide was sincere and rustic. Yet they were confident in presenting the true colors of local life. This was the very testimony of actual lifestyle and the values of living environments in their own words.

The students showed visitors around during the Walk.

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Pinpoint Guide: The young tour guides were well-prepared.

They ran into the next-door residents of the two-story threesection compound, who invited them into the house for a visit.

Feedback from visitors.

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They had learned to live a conscious life, knowing the place as unique and beautiful. Meanwhile, they also opened their eyes that could identify problems. After contact with tourists, they reviewed likes and dislikes in daily life. Furthermore, they wrote down these likes and dislikes and tried to figure out ways to solve the problems together.

Drawing the ideal living environment and talking about development vs. nature.

Re-examing the observation logs with actual life experiences and discussing what needed to be improved.

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Four months of adventures had nearly come to an end. It was time to present their thoughts and ideas in the special exhibition in Guandu Nature Park. They shared with viewers every different value of living environments from all perspectives in the form of action and art. We wish the 2017 participants would continue to care for this land and discover more secret corners even during the times when they are exhausted from pressure in life.

Embodying people s connection with nature in the form of pottery.

Discussing exhibit layout ideas in Guandu Nature Park.

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欰崞麉谁

Nature, Art & Life

The essence of aesthetics lies in creativity, inspiration, inclusion and manifestation of human nature. Aesthetics of life is about the choice of lifestyle, a way to enjoy life in the sense of aesthetics. And it can be found in every aspect of life. Nature, Art & Life is specially designed to integrate the public s leisure with art of nature. In other words, the aim is to bring art of nature into daily life and leisure space, creating some personal natural life aesthetics. Here we don t talk about esoteric theories. All we do is invite you to walk into Mother Nature, feel the beauty of nature and culture with your heart. Embrace nature as part of your and let aesthetics guide you in daily life.

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ꡠ庋荈搭Ⱇ㕨 Guandu Nature Park

Jou-Chien Wang |

Ginger Jin

Szu-Ting Hsu |

Chin-Hen Cheng |

㖈喀卌涸騟♳荈搭䊨⡲㹔 Forest Kids Studio

Winnie Yen Shen Pei-Shan

暶ⴽ䠮闒 Special Thanks to

ꡠ庋荈搭Ⱇ㕨䘋䊨 Guandu Nature Park Volunteer

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Natural Art DIY

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Here in the wetland we can feel the beauty of nature. Everything you see, hear, smell and touch feeds creative ideas. Furthermore, it is the path that brings humans closer to Nature. Drawing its ideas from wetland, Natural Art DIY aims to extend the connection between the participating families and nature. Children can follow the DIY connoisseur s instructions to utilize natural or recycled materials to make toys or home accessories consistent to your impression of wetland.

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The Song of the Cicada

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My Magical Bird Mask

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Animal Corner Bookmarks

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Hand Painted Stone Birds

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My Birdy Buddy

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Flapping Birds

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Natural Fun for Little Kids

Guandu Nature Park attempts to rebuild human-land relationship through this beautiful and accessible Guandu Plain, appealing people to know about living surroundings and adjacent environment. It is the objective of the program to awake city people s yearning 3-6

for Nature. Natural Fun for Little Kids target family with children at age 3-6. This program draws several elements in the park such as animals, trees, buffalos, soil, and migratory birds and comprises six courses: Let Mr. Eggie show you around Guandu Nature Park, Find Out Who Lives in the Tree Flat? the Buffalo,

An Ordinary Day of Big Girl

Investigation Underground,

Black-winged Stilt

Babies & Wetland, and Blacky Lulu and Her Fellows. Some parents would talk with the lecturers about their conversation with kids. For example, after Let Mr. Eggie Show You Around Guandu Nature Park, kids may say, Egg hunting in the forest and barefoot stomping are the best part!

love tramping on grass,

leaves and sand the most. I also like to imitate snake moving and cat meowing, and of course egg hunting. A mother wrote in a letter after Find Out Who Lives in the Tree Flat? saying, We would like to share great news with you. We came home today and found the seed of flamgold we planted last week has sprouted a little. How exciting! These are exhilarating messages. We plant seeds in every participant s heart, adults or children. And we can t wait for those seeds to sprout.

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Natural Fun for Little Kids

跗跗蒕呔⯓欰䌟⡹钢陏ꡠ庋荈搭Ⱇ㕨

Let Mr. Eggie Show You Around Guandu Nature Park

One day, an employee meets a talking egg. Let s call him Eggie. He asks, Can you help me find my parents? The employee gives him a helping hand, walking with him across the forest, wetland, grassland, and the tunnel. They run into small animals living in this park. At last, the exhausted Eggie find his cattle egret parents. He lies with peace of mind between his parents on the grass, fast asleep.

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㣐埠Ⱇ㺲酭⡞铪

Find Out Who Lives in the Tree Flat?

Long long time ago, when Guandu Plain is a beautiful place. There are trees, fields, and a lot of creatures livening here. But with humans moving in, trees are chopped down, animals driven away, and the plain turned into a desolated place. Some notice that it has become too quite in here. So they start to plant trees, one by one, hoping the trees will grow tall and strong after the rain season comes. The plain will be bustling soon. That s what they believe.

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宐暋禺⴪ 宐暋㣐㦵涸♧㣔㖒䏁䵃叆箁

The Buffalo Series An Ordinary Day of Big Girl the Buffalo, and Investigation Underground

Big Girl the Buffalo is the hostess of Guandu Nature Park. Other members of the party are: Missy, Azuki, Potato, Jelly, and Tangyuan. There are six of them. Day after day they graze, roll in the grass, and run around. After eating, they would leave a super-sized dung for a swarm of insects to feast on. What is any of the ordinary days for buffalos the Big Girl like? Let s find out.

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宐暋禺⴪ 宐暋㣐㦵涸♧㣔㖒䏁䵃叆箁

The Buffalo Series An Ordinary Day of Big Girl the Buffalo, and Investigation Underground

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Natural Fun for Little Kids

⦬둷禺⴪ 넞鬇듪㼂㼂莅憈㖒랱業ꪫꪫ莅暓涸ず⠶

The Migratory Bird Series Black-winged Stilt Babies & Wetland, and Blacky Lulu and Her Fellows.

Birds that reside permanently in the park are called resident birds. There are, however, some others, also known as migratory birds, never stop singing in the winter, Every winter I will go to Taiwan, to Taiwan

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birds look alike. They live in different types of environments and their nests look dissimilar. Black-winged stilt has a longer beak, blackfaced spoonbill has a spoon-shaped one, while a sparrow s beak look like a clothespin. Let s get to know these birds together with the kids!

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饥隡ꡠ庋 Guandu Walk

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㢹鏞ꡠ庋䎂⾲ Night Visit to Guandu Plain

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Visit Guandu Plain after sunset to find out what different the paddies look like at night. We hope the participants could learn to appreciate the contrasting beauty of the plain in different times of the day. One participant wrote, Feel the cool breeze in November! Go on foot or by cycling, it can be fun. For a few minutes we even turned off flashlights, just to reduce light pollution and improve our perception. Gazing into the city lights across the plain in the deep darkness is like merging into the Room of Requirement in Harry Potter movies. Who would think there is such a place as Guandu? Even now, I still find the experience exciting!

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ꡠ庋㖈㖒➃涸 10 珏梖岁

10 Ways to Explore Guandu as Inhabitants Do

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Guandu used to spread over a wide area, from Guandu Plain to today s Zhi-Chiang Branch, Zhuwei Elementary School. How did people get to Guandu if they wanted to worship Mazu? Participants get the chance to find out what happened to the transportation, life and history around here. 05 06 07 08

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黠ざ㣐➃㼭㷛♧饱⿮⸈涸ˋꡠ庋佦✲鰋假遤

A Short Trip for Family –About the Stories of Guandu

This is a short trip about industrial development in Guandu. We can learn about how agricultural activities, duck breeding culture and fisheries have impacted on -

the place names and lifestyle. These may include crispy puffed rice treats, rice drying in the sun practice, rammedearth houses, and sculptured-rice for offering, etc. Rice is in everything you see and live by. One student said, This activity taught me about Guandu s industrial development. I heard the stories about the Second Mazu. Now I know why I must buy a salted duck egg on every visit to Guandu Temple. This is a well-designed activity. Now I can say that I really know something about this place. Many thanks to you for the great activity!

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Jordi invited 4 visitors unknown to each to other to walk into his artwork from the 4 corners. He thus led a dialogue to help everybody find out what they shared in common. Jordi wanted to convey that we can always find something in common among us despite differences of nationalities, languages, ages, cultures, and life experiences.

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ꡠ庋㕼隶⤑

From Mud to Poop

Chungho led the participants to experience the process of making mud balls. They practiced stepping on the raw soil to soften it, and then used processed clay to make the little balls. Kids were excited playing with clay and tried their best to make the balls round and smooth. In the end those mud balls were put to the participants preferred locations and became part of the artwork. The kids also imagined themselves as earthworms wandering around the earth. 1

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Pen pal Project

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㼩ꡠ庋㢵✫⟨䞕䠮 谁遯䘋䊨

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Guandu International Nature Art Festival

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Festival Executive Team

ꢯ꣫⛓꟦ With Paths Crisscrossing 涮遤➃

Publisher

鎙殥窡硁

Festival Director

LIU Hsin-By

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Published by

Guandu Nature Park Office, Wild Bird Society of Taipei

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Editor in Chief 㛂遤管鱀

Executive Editor 缺陼

Translator

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Curator 谁遯遤佟

Art Administrator

CHEN Shih-Hung

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Volunteer Coordinator

JAN Yi-Fen

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Publicity

JAN Yi-Fen, LAI Yen-Ju, HUANG Yi-Ling

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WU Chin-Ling, WANG Jou-Chien

JAN Yi-Fen

LAI Yen-Ju

LAI Yen-Ting, Nancy LU

LIN Jia-He

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Education Coordinators

Photographer

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Odin WANG, JAN Yi-Fen, TU Hsiu-Liang, LIN Jia-He, CHEN Si-Yu, Arthur CHEN, CHANG Ya-Yen, Kelvin KANG, LAI Yen-Ju, LAI Yen-Ting, Nancy LU, Winnie YEN, the Team of Education Program

The Sound of Wetland / Helena SUN, LAI Yen-Ting Adventure Time in Shezi / HSU Szu-Ting, CHEN Si-Yu Nature, Art & Life / Ginger JIN, HSU Szu-Ting, Chin-Hen CHENG, Winnie YEN Ⰹ㺂莅䪮遯⼿⸂

Content & Technical Support LIN Chang-Hsin, CHANG Su-Hui, Jeff YEH

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The catalog of the 2017 Guandu International Nature Art Festival "With Paths Crisscrossing"

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