Murder: Er lin qi an 殺人事件：二林奇案 Sucrose and Environmental Record ( 66'50" ) / 蔗糖、環境錄音( 66分50秒 ) Size Variable / 視場地尺寸而定 2014 ＞＞sound ( Installation view of Now is Nowhere in IT PARK, Taipei, 2014 )
The Er lin murder case took place from 1941 to 1944 in Chunghua, Taiwan. The victim, Shi A-Fan, and the offender, Lu Chung were Taiwanese soldiers recruited by the Japanese government. Lu coveted his sworn brother Shi’s wealth and murdered for money. Shi’s body was found buried in a field of sugarcanes. All evidence pointed towards Lu’s assault but Lu would not admit to the crime. The investigators had to stage a scenario in which Shi’s unrested ghost came back to haunt the guilty for Lu to finally admit to the murder. Later on, the Er lin incident was adapted to a Taiwanese Opera piece titled The Tale of Er lin. My work Murder: Er lin qi an is about the archaeology of sound. A vinyl record of The Tale of Er lin is brought back to the sugarcane field and played there. The story-filled melody mixes with the surrounding sound to create layers of clashes between different audio fields. A fracture through which multiple sets of time and space could be observed thus forms: an encounter between the ghost of Japanese Occupation Period and the ghost of quantum entanglement. The sound of work created in collaboration with sound artist Yannick Dauby.