In June 2006, I was invited to teach a course at Shih Hsin University in Taipei. While in Taiwan, I created “Imaging Place: Taipei.” The project leads the viewer from the Ciyou Temple in the Northwest of the city thru the Raohe St. Night Market, as it is coming to life in the evening.
In Taiwan, anywhere there is a temple —there is a night market. This relationship marks and mixes the center of Taiwanese social, economic and spiritual life. It may be too soon to tell if the 7/11 down the street threatens that relationship.