Hualien

Legend Archaeology Team

The Tales from Where the Land Emerged

Hualien, a place where time and geography unite, legends begin, and divinity and humanity interweave.

With the collision between the Eurasian Plate and the Philippine Sea Plate for millions of years, Hualien’s landform has undertaken the primitive touching power and retained the gentleness carved through years of humanities. The past has been doing so; yet, the future will remain the same.

On this legendary land, people believe in animism. Here, people hug the mountain spirit before leaving their home, whisper with the God of Sea; girls hear the singing from the rocks, and boys are willing to stay and chat with the stones. While energy flows in the ancient land, people continuously visit Hualien and obtain enlightenment from the ground, gaining the destined inspiration among the vast mountains and the sea.

By transferring the initial touching sensation into this exhibition, we invite visitors to become a member of our legend archaeology team who wanders between legends and anecdotes, experiencing the faint sound deeply underneath at the core of the earth. Picking a narrative stone to examine the texture and study the hidden stories, we could explore the ancient connection in between. Following the upward land, exploring with the fellows on the ground, and looking up to the sky with the celestial being, participants will write down and bring back new chapters to Hualien, to the original place where souls flourish.

Implementer

Serendipity Studio

Serendipity Studio was started as a design platform for the X-Site competition in 2016. The studio believes that the design process is the presence of serendipity. There are always opportunities in unexpected conditions. Later on, the team officially established Serendipity Studio in Taiwan; keeps practicing experimental design projects with various creators.

Curator

 
Serendipity Studio
Ling-Li Tseng
Ling-Li Tseng possesses expertise in experiential space creation and installation art with unlimited styles and dimensions. She has accomplished her Master’s studies in the Cooper Union and Harvard University GSD. Currently, she works as an Associate Professor in the Institute of Architecture at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University. Since 2016, she has become the founder of Serendipity Studio, connecting various creators through interdisciplinary collaboration projects.

Cooperative Partners

JIC Media Group Into the woods&co.

Experience Process

Walking into the archaeological site under dim light, participants will receive an exclusive archaeological mission card, initiating the Hualien reconnaissance from the above sprinkle beams.

As if receiving a call from the ancient texture, participants will select a destined stone and go to the back for scanning and analysis; together, the selection from everyone will create an eternal stone beach in a digital world. Afterward, continuing carrying the stone walking toward the Story Wall at both sides, among the sound, paintings, and objects, participants could experience the animism and the legends as the daily life locally, which are the special landscape in Hualien.

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