The Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) in Taiwan aims to promote cross-cultural exchanges by providing a meeting point for visitors from national and international art related fields, for short visits or specific projects. From 1st March 2011 to 31st July 2012 BCA ran the project Art as Environment—A Cultural Action at the Plum Tree Creek.
This project aimed to invite conversations with local residents to reappraise and understand their land in a new perspective, and to reflect on a vital question of modern life. Inspired by culture action and a new genre of public art, the project took the subject of environment to investigate the concept of “public and common” through interdisciplinary collaborations. http://plumtreecreek.bambooculture.com
Based on the experience of this project, Catherine Lee, assistant director at Bamboo Curtain Studio in Taiwan, was guest ( from May – July 2014) at the DutchCulture|TransArtists office to investigate the set up and the development of the Green Art Lab Alliance. The aim of her visit was to understand how the GALA model can be used in other contexts and can foster further collaboration within South-East Asia and between Asia and Europe. She combined her research around the GALA project with the midterm partners’ meeting (Visby, Sweden, May 2014) and with visits to the following partners: Creative Carbon Scotland, Julie’s Bicycle, Cape Farewell and to the UfaFabrik in Berlin, Germany.