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born in Taipei, Taiwan// was in Taichung, Taiwan// was in Edinburgh, Scotland // back in Taipei, Taiwan safely

C. Pin

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Current Main Series 

Slow Violence Around Us


What is happening with environmental loss today is not the consequence of any rapid or impulsive actions. It is an outcome of a series of slow violence, which happens everyday, everywhere, quietly but toxically. In contrast to the event-based disasters that gain most of the attention from the public, slow violence occurs gradually and out of sight, such as toxic drift, environmental calamities. The violence of delayed destruction is rarely considered as violence at all. However, it is much more influential and devastating than the event-based disasters because it occurs across time and space. (Nixon, 2011:19)

In an age when the media venerate the spectacular, when the public follow the perceived issues and when the government primarily respond to the immediate needs, how can we as artists do to bring the quiet, slow moving disasters into the world’s eyes. The issues related to the slow violence are wide and interdisciplinary, which occur not only in academic fields but also everyday life. I believe that one of the ways to bring distant and tedious issues close to people is to combine them with daily life and feelings. When the subjects are directly associated with real life or when the subjects are sentimental and personal to the audiences of art work, the dialogues created by the work are imprinted in memory.

The project “Slow Violence around Us” runs under the two directions: Personal Feelings and Quotidian Words
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Personal Feelings


Growing up as an isolated individual in a city makes me alienated and disconnected to it. I am not the only one who has this complicated feeling towards a place. By sharing personal experience through art works, connections are built with audiences / visitors who have similar experience, which arouse their attention to the issues caused by the invisibility of slow violence.


Selected Works
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My Bed is An Island // May 2019
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Slow violence increases over time by inaction and delay, and it is the delay I am focusing on, rather than the physical consequences. What causes the inaction and delay is the unconcern of the public. Showing how our daily life is largely associated with the climatic crisis, also the convenience of urban life is benefited from the environmental loss. We are surrounded by the information about the catastrophes, but we rarely take it seriously and think that it’s not relevant to our life choices. The series is about the discourse delivered by the climate change deniers or information/news around us. Words are also part of the slow violence.

Selected Works
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PASSIVE VOICES // Mar 2020
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How Far is the Distance In Between Me and the Rainforest? // Oct 2019
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Good to be Home

“It’s good to be home, but where is it?”
Audience participation project for Lunar Ghost Festival in Keelung w/ Keelung for a Walk. 
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Month-long daily project in April 2020
organized by @12ocollective and supported by @artquestlondon
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I enjoy reading. My chat with writers is beyond time and space. The series visualise our conversation and my confusion to the classic.
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How do we memorize HOME?
City impressions are people’s understanding and memory of a city. To me, objects that exist in the city are metaphors for the city, and also the clues for us to recognize places. Relationships between objects and humans, objects and nature, objects and their surroundings construct the urban spatial experience. “‘Everything’ also occurs in space, not merely incidentally but as a vital part of lived experience.” (Soja, 1996)
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With my architural background, I have created some responses to our physical  and atmospheric surroundings
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陳品而 | Chen Pin-Erh