Inspired by the triangular totem of the Tafalong tribe of Pangcah, the installation plays with the wire, the weight of the stone, and the gravity to construct a top-to-bottom hanging system. Seventeen marble rods, corresponding to the seventeen classes of the tribe, are obtained and manufactured from the place. The lightweight weaving, transforming the details of bamboo and rattan artifacts, is co-created with the artisan Rongac Ciwku. By adopting “Mitorik (weaving)” as the technique, locally available materials as threads, and craftsmanship as the shuttle, the work aims to unveil the cultural significance of Tafalong.
Display installation for Tafalong Center
Debut exhibition curated by Aterier YenAn
Photo 1, 7–13 by Aterier YenAn
Photo 4–5 by Robert Chang Chien