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Alchemist

2012
Commissioned by Gold Museum, New Taipei City

Photography, Installation

Alchemist is developed during the one month residency in Gold Museum which is located in a mountainous town of Jinguashi, New Taipei City, Taiwan. The Area was developed and flourishing by mining industry in 1890 but after the fervor faded, the economic declined and population outflowed. The golden legend never come back. 

Working with local community, Alchemist hope to recall the memories of "golden age". I chose to use the old photography printing technique: cyanotype in contribute to the miner history. By hand-printing the film photographs with local materials: sun light, golden waterfall, river, plants and stones, Alchemist tries to print the idea in a poetic manner: in the past, people mined gold; now, we can still refine the history of landscape.

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