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LO Yi Chun, Voyage to the Homeland - Chapter 5 - Border, 2015, dried banana peels, banana carton box, bamboo splits, raw lacquer, Arches, knifes. Raft: 335 x 46 x 28 cm, A3 document. Courtesy of the artist.
LO Yi Chun, Voyage to the Homeland - Chapter 2 - Taste of Ocean, 2015, dried banana peels, banana carton box, bamboo splits, raw lacquer, recycled clothes, sushi plates, emergency blanket. Raft: 315 x 46 x 25 cm. Object: 30 x 25 ×10 cm x 2件, A3 document. Courtesy of the artist.
LO Yi Chun, Voyage to the Homeland - Chapter 1 – Aspiration, 2015, dried banana peels, banana carton box, bamboo splits, nails, raw lacquer, Arches. Raft: 320 x 45 x 30 cm. Crown: 19 x 20 x 12.5 cm, A3 document. Private collection.
LO Yi Chun, Voyage to the Homeland - Chapter 1 – Aspiration, 2015, dried banana peels, banana carton box, bamboo splits, nails, raw lacquer, Arches. Raft: 320 x 45 x 30 cm. Crown: 19 x 20 x 12.5 cm, A3 document. Private collection.
LO Yi Chun, Voyage to the Homeland - Chapter 1 – Aspiration, 2015, dried banana peels, banana carton box, bamboo splits, nails, raw lacquer, Arches. Raft: 320 x 45 x 30 cm. Crown: 19 x 20 x 12.5 cm, A3 document. Private collection.









LO Yi Chun

This work explores the track of the modern geopolitical movements via concepts of travel and migration issues. Arab Spring led to a refugee crisis in 2010, which still has a great influence on the whole Europe today. Now the invisible national boundaries are materialized, becoming gates that govern the waves of migrants.

In 2015, as a traveler, I entered in such a context. During that time, refugees had crowded into Germany and Austria. I was taking a train, moving from Munich, Germany to Vienna via Salzburg, Austria. Everything was fine, peaceful and serene, until I stepped out of the platform. I was shocked by the sight of a temporary refugee shelter. Suddenly, I realized the fact that the path of mine and those of these wanderers/refugees were completely overlapped, but with opposite direction – like two parallel universes, or like before entering a cave, one could only catch a few noises, and then it would be gravely silent again.

Starting from Age of Discovery, I have studied the causes and tracks of human migration, and examined fundamental factors that formed the current geopolitical situations. I also have re-edited several pieces of contemporary news to develop five episodes of the refugee crisis. Here, banana peels are used again as the main material of this work to show the movements of migrants and the historical contexts of international trades.

LO, Yi-Chun

Born in 1985, Taipei, Taiwan.
Lives and works in Taiwan.


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