SHAOCHUANLEE | visual art
Collective Landscape Memory
The place has a powerful impact upon personal identity. Based on our experiences, a place can be a source of emotional satisfaction, encouraging the generation of emotional preferences, so that a particular location can become symbolic to an individual. The sense of place embodies a deep relationship between a person and a place. Natural landscapes in our surrounding became attachments that link to our memories. Thus, I attempt to merge landscape with memory to see how we connected and sense the nature.
The aim of this project is to initiate a discussion on the subject of collective memories. Drawing from a collective of visual memories of natural landscapes in Taiwan, the purpose of the project revolves around understanding our associations with a place. Using the place identity of Taiwan, I would like to visualise the collective memory of the natural views of this land. By presenting a fictional landscape, the contradiction between virtual and natural will become a metaphor to connect to the concept of memory.