‘Looking for the Fruits of Memory‘, from Wu Siou Ming , was a reality game & audio installation that took place in old, abandoned military bases in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. The installation, in the form of a scavenger hunt, featured stories of elders who used to live in these spaces. Elders living in Kaohsiung City face many difficulties, including the need to adapt to the new community environment, loneliness, and a large generational gap with younger folks moving in. Wu Siou Ming surveyed residents in the area extensively, recording stories of elders along the way. ‘Looking for the Fruits of Memory’ offered a creative way to pass these stories to the new generation of people.
The installation featured audio from interviews with elders, as well as soundscape recordings. Ming made use of motion sensors, installed around the old military village base, to trigger sound playback.
Wu Siou Ming’s multi-disciplinary works in sound, digital video, installation and electronic music have been widely presented across Taiwan. Wu Siou Ming’s site specific projects explore phenomenology and human perception along with social issues facing urban spaces in his hometown: economic injustice, youth protest and unsustainable environmental practices.