Welcome To Taiwan East Coast

《潮間 共生》

Mother Island

The geographic basis of the “East Coast Land Art Festival” is the long and narrow land mass leaning against the coastal mountain range facing the Pacific, 168 kilometers in length, extending southward from outside of Hualien City to Taitung City; home to the site of Paleolithic Chanbian Culture (50,000 to 5,000 years ago) that presented the earliest evidence of human activity on the island of Taiwan. Thousands of years passed, ten indigenous groups have found their home here, as well as the Han Chinese and a significant numbers of new immigrants from around the world have also settled here with the total population nerely reaching over 50,000. With so many ethnic groups scattered around in such a long and narrow place where the mountains meet the ocean, its extending diversified and fluid character gave birth to unique symbiotic relationships, both inter-personally and between people and nature. Just like the intertidal zone, the exposed coastal area that belongs to both the land and the ocean, is where different realities overlap, home to the richest ecological diversity, as well as mothering an abundant marine life culture, a food bank from where the local Amis people are provided daily.