BackChang Lung-ko: Wandering Years

Theme Description

Having been through the turbulence of the Chinese Civil War, Chang Lung-ko left nothing but a single photo album and a few documents and letters as a memorial to his years of wandering and displacement. The letters reveal the cruelty of war and the grievance and helplessness of people who lived in the years of turmoil, whereas the album visualizes the story of an era. The function of images has changed over time. Before, images used to be records of the present, but now, they have turned into testimonies of the past. From the street views of Taipei to historical events such as the National Day celebrations and the state reburial of Chiang Ching-kuo, these images that have not yet faded also symbolize the common memory of people and the years that they had gone through together.