Local Hybrid /客閩混血

吳孝儒,父親是道地南投民間的閩南人,母親是道地花蓮玉里的客家人,我流著兩種民族的血液,我是個本土道地的新生”混血兒”。

本設計概念來自於父母親各自的民族背景,借由照鏡子這項概念來重新認識自己。我們所居住的台灣歷經了荷蘭殖民、鄭成功、清朝、日據時代、一直到中國政府撤退來台。台灣這塊小島有著各式各樣豐富的民族文化,因其不同背景與生活習慣與好幾百年的演變與融合,這些特殊的文化風貌也以經漸漸的融入了你我的生活中。

本設計提出”客閩混血”的這項概念,試圖找尋著埋藏於自己血液裡文化,右側(碗公)代表個性爽朗的父親,也是標準閩南人好客喜愛熱鬧的豪爽表象,而左側代表著標準儉樸客家人的母親,斜角的碗能夠讓食物簡易的填滿,但又不失待客禮貌的儉樸個性。

閩客混血這個概念藉由自己,影射這兩個民族從古至今共處於這塊土地的情感,也是代表了自己與新一代台灣民族的混血與新生。

Hsiao-Ju Wu (Pili Wu), son of a Nantou Hoklo father and Hualien Hakka mother, I have the blood of these two ethnicities, and I am a local hybrid.

This design concept originated from the different ethnic backgrounds of my parents, helping people to get to know themselves by the mirror concept. Taiwan has experienced Dutch colonization, the Koxinga rule, the Qing dynasty, Japanese colonization, until the R.O.C. government came to Taiwan, this little island has the cultures of all different ethnicities, and due to the development and combination throughout the course of years with different background and customs, these different cultures has gradually merged into our daily lives.

This design proposes the concept of hybrid Hoklo and Hakka, as an attempt to discover the hidden cultures within ourselves, the right side (bowl) represents easy-going nature of father, which is a representation of Hoklo people’s fun-loving and hospitable characteristic; and the left side is a sloped bowl representing the frugal side of my mother, such bowls are easier to contain food, while treating the guests properly. The hybrid Hoklo and Hakka concept reflects the emotional bond between these two ethnicities’ that has long been present on this island, as well as represents the new generation of hybrid Taiwanese.

For
Taiwan Designers Week
Date
2009