JELLY BABY sometimes donned the appearance of a small animal, seduces you to stare at it, eat it; chemically formulated juice explodes in your mouth, staining the tongue with fluorescent colors. JELLY BABY is the accumulation of desires, liquefied, glitter, and explosions, which makes people addicted again and again. JELLY BABY is you and is us. Like a fluorescent virus, it infiltrates daily life through the media industry and social media where it expands the people’s imagination of appearance. We will follow the way our favorite celebrities dress and “upgrade” ourselves to become objects of desire in the eyes of others. In this desire factory that we called the Internet, everyone is a JELLY BABY.
Betty Apple comes from the millennium generation of avant-garde artists in Taiwan.
She received her B.A. in Theater and M.A. in New Media Art at the Taipei National University of the Arts. Her works are influenced by rave parties, subculture, avant-garde theater, new media films, and post-Internet art. She often realizes her creative concept of “body politics” as an electronic music creator, sound art performer, Live Art, DJ, art Rave planner, etc. Recently invited to “Melbourne Fringe 2021”, “Santarcangelo Festival 2050”, “CTM Berlin 2021”, “Mona Foma 2021”, “2020 Nuit Blanche Taipei”, “Biennale Jogja XV” in 2019, “2019 Flaneur Magazine” at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, “Norway’s Bergen Assembly 2019”, “Playfreely” in Singapore, and “Taipei Arts Festival” from 2018 to 2020 among many others.
Asian durian tycoon Fameme is the third generation of the durian family empire. He intends to transform the family’s agricultural image, using humorous media marketing to promote the thorny, odorous king of the fruit. With a durian in hand, Fameme travels the world with his signature smile. In 2019, he appeared on the largest EDITION screen in New York Times Square and opened the first “Durian Art Museum” in Soho. In 2020, making a swift return to Asia, Fameme appeared in Seoul with a “Durian Gym”, and in the summer of the same year opened the first “Durian Pharmaceutical, Ltd.” concept store in Taipei. In 2022, a “Durian Duty-Free Shop” pop-up store will be opened in Daan District, Taipei. Fameme’s identity shifts between being a celebrity, businessman, designer, and musician, meeting the needs of the capitalist society through a cross-industry process, and declaring to the world that his era has arrived!
No.7 Angel was established in September 2020. All of its members are studying in the Department of New Media Art at the Taipei National University of the Arts.
From the Angel Number’s interpretation, the number 7 is the divine magic that is supporting you and opening up doors of opportunity.
No.7 Angel starts from crossing the third dimension, and collects the blessings of angels in the power of Hertz, leading the new human senses to expand new experiences.
Coming from Taiwan, Chiang Wei is currently the most internationally active Taiwanese drag queen. Not only can Chiang be seen in various LGBTQ+ parties in Taiwan, but he was also invited to Japan as a guest performer on many occasions, and also starred in film and television as an actor, event host, Youtuber…etc. Chiang is also a favorite choice as a collaboration partner among major makeup brands, Internet celebrities, and KOL’s. In 2021 he was also shortlisted for the Beauty Rising Star of the Condé Nast Social Influencer Awards held by Condé Nast “VOGUE”.
The most representative aspect of Chiang Wei is his glamorous style, delicate makeup, and charming personality on stage, coupled with his dance skills, he is often the center of the audience’s attention. In the social media community, Chiang Wei has a loyal fan base that cannot be outmatched in the drag queen circle.
The playback speed is sometimes fast and sometimes slow, with the fastest speed reaching 180bpm, the slowest is below 80bpm, and it often wanders between two genres of breakbeat and ambient sine wave. Often sampling the sounds from nature and all things, which is combined with the mechanically cold electronic sound to create a deep and ethereal atmosphere. At the same time, DJ D0ng is also very interested in the strong and powerful inner resonance of the human voice. The low-frequency sound has a strong sense of rhythm when combined with broken beats, becoming vigorous and energetic, attempting to control the listener’s frequency from the body to the mind, and opening up the inner experiment of sonic energy.
Founded at the end of 2020, the collective consists of many creators who focus on new media art. Recent work involves elements such as the metaverse, games, motion capture, sound and light installation, rave, audio, and video. Their creation mainly focuses on the interactive relationship between the “virtual world, digital identity, and folk beliefs” and reshaping the relationship in the form of virtual and immersive media.
As an artist and filmmaker, Shu Lea Cheang has worked with various art mediums and film formats, including installation, performance, net art, public art, video installation, feature length film and mobile web serial. As a net art pioneer, her Brandon (1998-1999) was the first web art commissioned and collected bythe Guggenheim museum in New York. She has been crafting her own film genre of new queer cinema, calling them eco-cybenoia (Fresh Kill, 1994), scifi cyberpunk (I.K U 2000 ), scifi cyphepunk ( FluidØ, 2017).
HSIEH Pei-Ju graduated from the National Taiwan University of Arts and earned her MFA at Columbia University. Her feature debut, Heavy Craving won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 56th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, and the short film A Cockerel’s Tale won the Best Director at the Fantasia Film Festival. The most recent directorial work is the TV series version of More Than Blue.
Generation Z, and digital native. Currently studying at the Department of New Media Art of Taipei National University of the Arts, specializing in interactive video, installation, and audio-visual performance. Recent works focus on exploring the relationship between the Internet and oneself, trying to find the shimmering digital inspiration within. She is passionate about the impact between natural objects and computer algorithms. The inspiration of her work originated from the digital form of plants, trying to find various new forms in the digital world through programming and sound creation.
LEE Min-Ju X LIN Yu-En
LEE Min-Ju Graduated from University of Taipei, majoring in visual arts and the creation mainly based on the Site-Specific concept of mixed media and installation art. Due to long-term noise in the living space, step on the journey of pried into the sound to extend the time and space, and Start to contact the sound art and performance art. Her artwork handles the forced perspective of body perception and space-time, walking on the boundary between the illusory and reality, and reconstructing the sensory experience and perspective.
Born in 1995, graduated from the National Taiwan Normal University.
Works mainly take the form of photography and video, after joining the ACID house Lin began to experiment with live performances and audio-visual performances. Most of Lin’s works begin with the artist’s own experience and combine with poetic imagination to explore the relationship between image and sound.
”One Spicy” was founded by “One Year（一年）” and “Lazi（辣子）” in 2018, still young but enjoys red lipsticks, wears MAC lipstick when climbing mountains. Likes to experiment with various wearable installations that combine technology, utility, and beauty. In 2019, the members begin performing individually as well, upholding the fiery hot girl image, working together in the human dimension and the unknown dimension, and being inspired to be the best in this universe.
Digital Art Center, Taipei
1F., No. 180, Fuhua Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City
2/22 Tue. Liquid
Queer Sci-fi Sound Performance method
Speaker/ Betty Apple
Look at my Jelly Baby, Reality Stories -02/22/2022 Tuesday-
2/25 Fri. Hairspray
Rub a Dub Charlie’s Angel in the Tub: City Square Dance
Guilty Moon／Dragon City／The advent of Caesar
Chiang Wei Featuring Hairspray
Te C H No
2/26 Sat. Gun
Post-screening Discussion: You are Hentai, You are All Hentai
Speaker/ WANG I-Chun (Nicole)
2/26 Sat. Fantasy
A Cockerel’s Tale
Post-screening Discussion: A Cockerel’s Tale
Speaker/ Alphonse Perroquet/Parrot Caille/Quail Java Sparrow Youth-Leigh
2/27 Sun. Reborn
The most romantic thing is that we have the same sponge
LEE Min-Ju X LIN Yu-En
Let’s flock like fireflies