・日期｜2021.12.14 – 2022.01.09
「氣候變遷」的龐大感令人無從下手，只能在焦慮與無助中搖擺不定—一種唐納·哈洛維（Donna Haraway）稱作「優柔寡斷的躁動（indecisive agitation）」。融聲創意攜手墨西哥跨域實驗室dériveLAB與創意空間BEMA展開國際合作，邀請長期關注藝術與科技的台灣和拉美藝術家，由自身創作出發，回應「環境感知」的主題。
藝術家歷經一年的交流，通過遠端協作方式，讓分散於不同城市的創作者們共同執行，於過程中以模組化元件來串連開源環境感測網絡，利用數位構築技術開發裝置原型，並於雙邊舉辦階段性的公眾活動—墨西哥dériveLAB發起PIP Ciudad Futuro計畫，在城市中搭建具未來性的巨大環境監測結構;因地制宜的台灣裝置設計，則是一系列可於城市中移動的設備，仰賴作為操作者的觀眾以身體介入來反映周遭環境擾動，感測生活中可見/不可見的層次，，以此模糊觀眾與創作者的界線，描繪出兩者協作的輪廓。
The overwhelming feeling of “climate change” represents a constant wavering – always somewhere between anxiety and helplessness. Or, as Donna Haraway has suggested, we now find ourselves caught in a state of “indecisive agitation”.
Zone Sound Creative has partnered together with the multidisciplinary laboratory dériveLAB and culture space BEMA from Mexico to form an international collaboration. Artists from Taiwan and Latin America with backgrounds exploring the connections between art and technology were invited to respond to the notion of “Environmental Sensory” by drawing from the perspective of their own individual art practices.
After a year of exchange, remote collaboration has allowed artists from different cities to execute this project in unison. Those taking part have utilised modular components to connect open source environmental sensor networks, develop prototypes of the installation using digital fabrication technology, and have held regular and staged public events both in Taiwan and Latin America. In Mexico, dériveLAB launched the PIP Ciudad Futuro project, building a huge futuristic environmental monitoring structure in the city; the installations in Taiwan have been developed to adapt to local conditions, offering a series of devices that can be moved around the city. In addition, they are reliant on the physical intervention of the audience as the operator to provide a reflection of the disturbances to the surrounding environment – sensing the visible/invisible layers in our daily life, and to blur the boundary between the audience and the artists.
Selecting as its general theme the topic of civic science and art, the program plans to hold a forthcoming series of lectures and publish online features. An important aim here is to widen the process of interdisciplinary and cultural discussion between Taiwanese and Latin American artists and to promote dialogue and understanding between different fields. The findings of this project will be presented at a series of online events throughout November, and the exhibition will be held on December 4th at Frontier Gallery No. 71, Treasure Hill Artists Village (Taiwan).