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Exhibition: ‘Liquid Love & Sound Meridians’ at MoCA Taipei

Text by CLOT Magazine

Liquidity Inc., Hito Steyerl (2014)

TheCube Project Space presents the joint international group exhibitions Liquid Love & Sound Meridians that will open to the public from November 14 through January 24, 2021. Curated by Amy Cheng, LIquid Love seeks to explore how networks, algorithms, big data, and massive messages profoundly affect modern people’s life in today’s telecommunication society dominated by the flow of financial capital and advanced technologies. With Hassan Khan, Hao Ni, Hito Steyerl, dj sniff, Yu-Chen Wang), Chi-Yu Wu, and Chung-Han Yao Liquid Love is inspired by Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman.

Zygmunt Bauman coined “liquidity” as the concept to describe the post-industrial modern world and the relationship between humanity and the world. In the age when the relationships between individuals and groups are flowing, liquefied, ephemeral and unstable, LIquid Love treats the artistic creation and as an alternative way for communication between individuals. 

Sound Meridians, curated by Jeph Lo, Dayang Yraola,  Chee-Wai Yuen, and Sow-Yee Au, explores the cultural counter-mapping through sound in Taiwan, the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia presenting the sound cultures and addressing how sound cultures can become the media and materials for a topology of history.  

The Taiwan section features Rainy Night Flowers and the Evolution of the Sound Apparatus in Taiwan, curated by Jeph Lo. The Philippines section invites scholar Dayang Yraola to present her project Taginting, a Resonant Community of Sound Practice. The Singapore section foregrounds Melantun Records Pop-up: Electronic Dreams of Tsao Chieh and Singaporean artist Ujikaji represents his work Melantun Records. Least but not last, the Malaysia section highlights Silver Noise: Sound Circuits of Peninsula Malaysia in Parts, on Exile, curated by artist Sow-Yee Au. 

Liquid Love & Sound Meridians runs until January 24, 2021.

(Media courtesy of the artist)
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