ViewSonic Advanced Projection Technology Showcased Hualien's Indigenous History

ViewSonic Corp
, a leading global provider of visual solutions, continued supporting art through technology by aiding Taiwan’s MIPALIW Land Art Festival 2021. ViewSonic’s advanced projections helped connect people to nature and foster cross-disciplinary learning between tribes and festival visitors.

The festival showcased the history of indigenous tribes, the preservation of forests and wetlands, and the sustainable development of tribal living environments. ViewSonic’s projection technology allowed visitors to engage with and be inspired by the installations. Though the festival took place in large spaces filled with natural light, the ViewSonic projection technology presented the artwork with a high level of brightness, saturated colors, and crisp details.

"The very point of this festival is to reinvigorate local culture through art,” said Ssu-Ming Su, Curator of MIPALIW Land Art Festival 2021. “The artworks reflect both archeology and contemporary art while emphasizing the preservation of indigenous cultures and histories.”

Chen Chien-Pei, a globally-renowned artist, interviewed local tribes and created an installation centered on the theme of “father”. He presented their stories through projections on eight walls made of Pacific Island silvergrass. Visitors experienced the collective memory and history of indigenous tribes in the past century through stunning artwork and visuals.
 “ViewSonic provided an ultra-light projection system with excellent focus features which allowed the project to come to full fruition,” said Chen Chien-Pei. “The ViewSonic projectors are also very easy to setup and operate, which saved us a lot of time.”

Malay Makakazuwan, an indigenous artist, created an installation using traditional rattan baskets called ‘Wula I Dalan Ja’. Her installation evoked a search for lost traditional culture and memories. The integration of projection and the traditional basket, illustrated the conditions in which indigenous people live today.