Since the last twelve years, I am visiting Penghu archipelago, collecting the soundscapes of the islands. Being strongly attracted by the Sea, I have been witness of dramatic changes in the underwater environment. In 2008, a cold stream lowered the temperature of the sea, killing a huge part of the coral reefs.
Since 2013, every two years with Wan-Shuen Tsai (with whom I founded Atelier Hui-Kan), we develop local projects about environment and education, creating artworks and publish them as vinyl records and show them during exhibition. I regularly settle my own sound studio, devoted to field recording and electroacoustic composition.
Spring 2017, I am started a sound project about the underwater environment. I collaborate with local NGO and with biologists from Penghu and Academia Sinica. I initiate a series of recording sessions that will constitute the basis for a sound archive, allowing acoustic monitoring of coral reefs and providing sound materials for education and conservation purpose.
For the Biennale Autostrada, a sound installation, based on my field recordings, will allow the visitors to immerse into the sounds of a coral reef. It will be accompanied with a series of short texts describing this specific habitat and weaving concepts coming from anthropology and ecology.