By: Chu Hsiang-ping and Kay Liu
Titled "Hatch, a Dream at the Far Edge," the exhibition at MOCA Studio features the work of three artists and artifacts selected by curator Akac Orat (陳豪毅).
The displays include a modern piece titled "Fawah," which is a 5-meter long canoe crafted by Amis artist Lafin Sawmah, who said he had no experience with that kind of work.
"Fawah" by Amis artist Lafin Sawmah. CNA photo Dec. 11, 2020
Lafin said, however, that when he was a child, he felt a great connection to the ocean, which persisted into adulthood whenever he returned to his coastal hometown and when he was an artist in residence in the Philippines. Based on his imagination of how his Austronesian ancestors sailed and traded between islands, he crafted the canoe, he said. [FULL STORY]