Transaction / Translation

Lai-I-Chern – Transaction / Translation
10th Taipei Biennial “Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future”
Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, 2016

“The two-year-long project Transaction / Translation is an attempt to preserve myself within society. Trying to leave a trace of me on the planet, trying to keep myself existing as long as possible, trying to prove that I ever existed, trying to make myself a reference of the present.[…] I develop my work in the context of monetary circulation in Taiwan, using one-hundred NTD (New Taiwan Dollar) notes as a medium for self-preservation. I always start with baking 24 breads conserving my labour, translating the breads into money by selling them for 100 NTD each and using the notes for further exchanges.

Read more about her work here.


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