ling-wen tsai performance

Made In Taiwan, projected bar-code, recorded sound, 1999
Encountering mass-produced products labeled "Made in Taiwan"--in the context of the United States--inspired this performance. Made in Taiwan has become a connection, a connotation for home. It has signified the sense of closeness and nostalgia. I am trying to glorify and honor the label "Made in Taiwan" by displaying myself as a product of Taiwan. Instead of the idea of cheap badly-made stuff that might arise when people see the label "Made in Taiwan," my motivation was to express a sense of pride for my Taiwanese heritage.