Think Like an Ecosystem
The 2023 ADAM is back.
Returning to organizing the in-person gathering on an international scale has concerned the internet of humans and things to work together as a networked body. Therefore, ADAM invites reflection on cultural production in post-pandemic conditions and how arts institutions could work with ecological thinking.
ADAM presents ‘Think Like an Ecosystem’, proposing possibilities of worldview shifts and ecological art through avenues of contemporary performance.
Taiwanese First-Nation visual artist Anchi Lin (Ciwas Tahos) and performing artist Chen Chen join hands to curate ADAM’s critical program Artist Lab, entitled ‘Watering Intimacy’. Learning from water and oceanic politics, artists Sorour Darabi (Iran/Germany & France), Gok-Lim Finch (Australia), Daniel Hellmann (Switzerland), Hsieh Chieh-Ting (Taiwan), Ihot Sinlay Cihek (Taiwan), Victor Kinjo (Brazil), Quỳnh Lâm (Vietnam), Nanako Matsumoto (Japan), Prumsodun Ok (United States/Cambodia), Yuka Seki (Japan), Natasha Tontey (Indonesia) and Louie Zalk-Neale (New Zealand) will collectively run one-month residency dedicated to the notion of queer ecology to speculate the biodiversity of ecosystems and indigenous knowledge. Together they will kick off the ADAM Gathering program through their findings and sharing.
ADAM’s Kitchen continues to support artists’ research and work in progress that looking at cross-cultural dialogues. M(Other)hood: A Collective Lecture by Scarlet Yu Mei Wah and Tung I-Fen takes mothering and otherhood as performance method to demonstrate an ecosystem of becoming mothers. A Field Guide to Getting Lost in the Southern Universe by Wu Chi-Yu and Rikey Tenn revisits hidden histories of how the national ideology of Taiwan has formed through colonial process of the 20th Century. New blood Leu Wijee in collaboration with Mio Ishida and Hung Wei-Ling presents Museum II: Ridden considering the artist’s body as a museum and the museum-space of body as the nature.
In conjunction with the 2023 Taipei Arts Festival, ADAM Gathering co-presents a keynote talk Faiva Haka; Art of Cultural Action by Latai Taumoepeau, and some key programs The Rite of Lobster by Chen Yu-Dien and Feng Cheng-Tsung, Sun & Sea by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, and Lina Lapelytė, Ocean Island Mine by Lata Taumoepeau, Bat Banquet by Ku Kuang-Yi and Robert Charles Johnson, Louver/Shutter/Blinds/Hundred Leaves by Lee Ming-Chen, and Mt Jade is in Metamorphoses by lololol, Shin Hanagata and Wang Yu-Jun.
To inaugurate Cruising, the new curatorial residency program of Taipei Arts Festival, Jogjakarta-based dance curator and dramaturg Helly Minarti will work with artists Ginoe, Watan Tusi, and Sayaka Uehara on the oceanic thinking and present their research at the ADAM Gathering.
Like water, like islands, like trees, like bees. Think like an ecosystem. Acknowledging ecosystems.