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風動草
PALM GRASS

瓦旦·塢瑪
Watan Uma

瓦旦·塢瑪同時具有泰雅族和客家人的雙重邊緣族群身分,其自身的身分認同便具有「雜糅」(hybridity)和「居間」(in-between)的性格,或許,讓他更能設身處地思考邊緣他者和被壓迫者的處境。2004年成立行為藝術團體「水田部落」之後,瓦旦一直以行為藝術家的身分,以自身的身體動能塑造不可見主體的重生敘事。

《風動草》這件開幕演出作品,瓦旦運用行為藝術的現場性,以白色恐怖紀念公園為場域,以自己的身體為媒介,以白色透明塑膠長帶作為白色恐怖的象徵物,藉由身體行為傳遞訊息,激發和現場觀眾之間的能量對話;進而,打開嶄新的感知生產,進行一場集體的反暴力驅魔儀式。


Watan Uma's own identity of Atayal and Hakka, both are minor ethnic groups in Taiwan, leads to a "hybrid" and "in-between" nature in him and probably an empathy for the marginalized and oppressed. Since he founded the performance art company "Water Field Tribe" in 2004, Watan has been engaging in reincarnation narrative of invisible subjects through physical movements as a performance artist.

With the opening performance "Palm Grass", Watan attempts to apply the live nature of performance art to inspire a dialogue of energy with the audience and stage a collective anti-violence exorcism ceremony. He uses the White Terror Memorial Park as stage, his body as medium, and a white translucent plastic stripe as a symbol of White Terror to stimulate the production of sensibility and convey messages through physical movements.