Formosan Wood, 2018
Formosan Wood is a performance drawing from Mitsu's great grandfather Ryozo Kanehira, a well-known botanist from Japan, who did extensive work in Taiwan during the Japanese occupation. The piece looks at plants' processes as connected to the body and the complexities of colonization. The performance is a way of expanding the installation "Resonate Traces" made in collaboration with Milad Mozari which was installed at Sugar Space. Both the performance and installation blend liveness with the digital and archives as a way of investigating how the past interacts with the present.
Made through the support of DCASE and Tsung Yeh Artist Village.