Artwork No. sd08
Love in Shodoshima
Wang Wen Chih has produced three previous works for the Setouchi Triennale: "House of Shodoshima" in 2010, "Light of Shodoshima" in 2013 and "Dream of Olive" in 2016. In 2019, he has a new one: "Love in Shodoshima."
On the island of Shodoshima, the "Song of Olives" is a tune that every resident of the island knows. It is a song about the love of a young girl, pairing her passion for her lover with memories of Shodoshima. Every time Wang Wen Chih arrives at port on Shodoshima, he thinks of this song, which became one of the inspirations behind this most recent work.
The piece is imbued with thoughts on connections between people here, and the shared memories, unforgettable even after leaving the island, of times spent together, enjoyment and struggle.
The work is divided into three spaces. Each one represents symbols and memories of Wang Wen Chih's previous three pieces for the Setouchi Triennale.