Image: Yenting Hsu, Waterland, 2015

Exhibition Ran Mon 4 May – Sun 17 May
Sandcastle Building | Mon 4 May – Sun 10 May | Free
Artist Talk & Performance | Tues 12 May | 6:30-8pm

Waterland explored our connection to the ocean, reflecting upon the relationship between humans and their environment. Asialink Artist in Residence Yenting Hsu (Taiwan) brought the sand and sounds of the beach to FAC, inviting participants to build sandcastles in the gallery from 4–10 May while a multi-channel sound installation incorporating sounds of the Indian Ocean played.

Also on display were the sound installations Timeless Rain featuring recordings of Typhoon Morakot, the deadliest typhoon to hit Taiwan in recorded history, and an investigation into how food is produced in the Cheng Long Wetlands, Taiwan in Sounds Delicious.

2015 Asialink Exchange Artist in Residence Yenting Hsu (Taiwan)
Hsu investigates the connection between sound, life, the environment and ethno-culture. Sound is at the core of her practice as she reflects on the multitude of perspectives available in a contemporary world. During this residency, Hsu developed her research project, creating a ‘sound novel’. Based on personal narration and imagination, Hsu invited the public into her studio to contribute sounds that may be included in the final work.

Watch a short documentary by Nicola Bartlett & Roham Ahari following Hsu’s time in Perth