Hearing of Reasonable Cause-Taoyuan Art x Technology Festival

Hearing of Reasonable Cause-Taoyuan Art x Technology Festival

Venue: Taoyuan Arts Center

Human ears are auditory organs that cannot be plugged up, allowing people to continue receiving acoustic signals even during sleep. We begin the journey of hearing from the first day of our birth, so we might easily ignore sounds in daily life.
The curatorial theme for this year’s Taoyuan Art x Technology Festival is “Hearing of Reasonable Cause," taking everyday life as a starting point to explore the different aspects of the sounds we take for granted that surround us every day. Sound artists present diverse sound texture with various media, showcasing their ambition to achieve interdisciplinary development of sound with imagination and creativity.

Sounds began to unfold its artistic imagination in the creation of music.
In contemporary art development, artists use sounds as a medium or approach to form the multi-faced nature of contemporary art. In recent years, its vigorous growth covers composing, recording, live performances, installations, sound sculptures,
and the combination of various technological media, bringing many different sound art imaginations and possibilities.

The following are some of the invited artists and their artworks. Taiwan Sound Lab creates an audiobook tailor-made for children, Peter And The Wolf, presenting a futuristic musical vision with the AR technique and immersive sound field. Wang Chung-kun,
Wu Ping-sheng, Cheng I-li, and Liao Hai-ting join forces to produce Little Park of Sounds,
aiming to inspire young audiences’ sound experience.
Composers skillfully arrange physical and electronic acoustic installation to be triggered through the audience’s interaction to stimulate the imagination and prospect of today’s sound and music.

Indigenous director Fangas Nayaw(Chen Yen-pin) collaborates with Serendipity Films to make A Song Within Us.

This film finds inspiration from the Ami tribe’s folk song Song of Tafalong and uses VR technology as a medium to produce a new type of VR indigenous musical. Taiwanese sound artist Wang Hsin-jen’s Paths to the Past also takes VR technology as the medium.
In this abstract 1:1 scale 3D virtual map, players can engage in different cognitive activities to activate the cognitive process.

Players can move around to explore in the virtual space represented by coordinates–and these coordinates barely need analog space and sound of the reality.
Another work made with VR technology is Taiwanese famous rap singer Soft Lipa’s Buddha. It combines pop music with a splendid VR scene to provide a breath of fresh air into the future of musical experience.

​Sound artist Wu Tsan-cheng’s Multidimensional city demonstrates the ever-changing urban soundscape.
Audio-visual works by Yeh Ting-hao and Wang Lien-cheng are spectacular feasts for both your eyes and ears.

Chang Hsin-yu’s Feeding is a work dealing with the mechanical problem of feedback. This year we also include Infinity of Sound-Light Scope Away by last year’s curator Chen Yun-ju, and Breath(In)Room v.2 by Tsai Ning, the winner of Taoyuan Technology Performing Art Awards, all giving color to this year’s Taoyuan Art x Technology Festival!





在這次邀請的作品裡面,有臺灣聲響實驗室特別為幼兒設計的【聲之書:彼得與狼】,透過 AR 及沉浸式聲場,建構一個未來的音樂想像。結合王仲堃、吳秉聖、鄭伊里及廖海廷多位藝術家的合作,【聲音小公園】目標在於啟蒙幼小觀眾的聲音體驗。透過物理及電子的發聲裝置,作曲家的巧手安排讓參與動手變成了富有趣味的聲音,進而啟發當代聲音與音樂的想像可能。

原住民導演 Fangas Nayaw(陳彥斌)與綺影映畫的【烏麗的邊境】,以阿美族的太巴塱之歌為出發點,以 VR 為媒介,呈現一種新型態的原住民 VR 歌舞劇。台灣聲音藝術家王新仁的【昨日的路徑】(Paths to the Past)同樣以 VR 為媒介,在那個抽象化的等比例虛擬立體地圖上進行不同的認知活動,隨遊戲開展的認知歷程,玩家也能在座標代表的虛擬空間裡到處移動並探索更事件—且這些座標甚至不需類比現實的空間及聲響。與臺灣知名饒舌歌手蛋堡的【音菩薩】,結合流行音樂與絢麗的 VR 場景,讓未來欣賞音樂更有不同的體驗。

另外聲音藝術家吳燦政的【多維度的城市】,呈現極速改變的城市聲音景觀,葉廷皓與王連晟的音像作品,結合視覺與聽覺的極致感受。張欣語的【Feeding】呈現一種機械式的回授狀態,同時今年也加入去年策展人陳韻如的【無垠光音之外】,以及桃園表演藝術節得獎作品蔡寧的【Breath(In)Room v.2】,讓本屆科技藝術節的展覽節目更加精彩!




as a media+digital+interactive artist and scholar, Yun-Ju Chen specializes in practice and research in new media art.