Studio for art direction, conceptual and social design

Tracing Borders, 2019


This is a retrospective exhibition and work in progress show focus on east-asian designer/artist’s work practice influenced by our encounter as a floating creator. It is not an exhibition about the end-product neither concrete statements about our roots, it aims to show the thread of thought and the buried influences we've got from our chosen place of residence and our journey. We open up a free zone for questions, reflections and experiments. We disposed our journey as an archeological object and being review by the public as a subject.


Questions that will be addressed: What’s our position as migrant creatives? How do we define our character as a cross-culture creator? What are the crucial elements and roots that form us who we are today? The most important question is: How do individual designer/artist react to the culture shift in their work practice? Together as a collective, we want to open a conversation between people from a different cultural background and challenge ourselves how to deconstruct our personal development as a floating creative and asked to construct again to examine the borders of different areas, groups, knowledge, rules, selfs and time.


Each exhibitor provides 4-10 works showing his/her stories based on the framework of time: from previous artworks/inspiration (before leaving their own country), the merging identity in progress, the struggle of identity conflict and academic influences to self-reflection. In short, it’s our “journey” in social landscapes. We believe our story is not able to be told by individual project, it's our journey made us become who we are and draw the outline of our collective portraits.






lead curator

and exhibition participant


exhibition at Temporary Art Center(TAC), Eindhoven NL


supported by:

Cultuur Eindhoven and TAC


photo credit: TAC and YenAn Chen









Timothy L.C. Liu (TW)


9531km and 7 hours, a working station&intersection between TW-NL. As a role of designer I explore practice in social contents by that I question the relation of normality within our social infrastructure. Focusing on the subtle and cross-over phenomenon that intervenes in our daily routine and its effects on our society landscapes unfold the discussion and debate into the notion of relationship, education, technology and end with myself. It’s a reflection of “what if” and an investigation of “why if”. This is a journey of my challenges, observation, struggles, uncertainties, interests and conversations that form who I am today&future.




Personal Selection:


Flower Oil Medicine

When I have a headache I use it. When I feel wreck I use it. When I get bit by mosquitos I use it. When I feel bored I use it. When I lack of inspiration I use it. When I miss home I use it. It’s very intimate with a peculiar and strong smell that I only use it when I’m alone. Embodying with memories, function and unbounded imagination - what if, yes, what if.