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Sandimen Township[1] is a mountain indigenous township in Pingtung CountyTaiwan. The population of the township consists mainly of the Paiwan people with a substantial Rukai minority.

©  by Björn Nussbächer

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„Back to the roots“

Since my stay in Taiwan I became very much interested which role art plays for the „empowerment“ of indigenous culture .In the moment I m visiting the rich nature of Taiwan , a triggering point for indigenous identity.Nethertheless „i-tribe“ creates internet access in the smallest village .The art and craft movement stays steadily strong.I feel the energy created by  communities sharing and participating .But tribal society is changing and there s appearing interesting combinations of tradition and subculture.This all is very inspiring for me as a contemporary art practitioner and influence my creation of new art work.

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