Anchi Lin [Ciwas] is of Taiwanese Hō-ló and Indigenous Atayal heritage, she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art from Simon Fraser University and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Art in New Media Art at the Taipei National University of the Arts. By negotiating and interfacing with concepts such as the environment, language, identity, gender and cultural norms, Lin uses performance, video and installation to inform her artistic practice. Her work navigates the interstitial spaces of flux between individual and collective consciousness.
rhzyal maku’ (my land)
Medium: video, digital / virtual space
rhzyal maku’ (my land) is a story sharing video and a non-linear time-virtual space encompassing different portions of my personal memories, dreams and knowledge embodiment of Atayal worldview gaga (gaya). gaga is one of the key cultural concepts in pan-Atayal culture in Taiwan. Due to personal intergenerational historical trauma, diaspora resulted, thus, this work is the result of my reaction to the loss of residence and disconnection associated with my ancestral lands. Therefore, I intend to create my own on-going expansive virtual land as a container in response to the loss of ancestral land in the hope of reconnection.