Land-pass Bird is a mythical bird with its body azure in colour and its features glowing at night. It is said that very few people have seen these birds. During fall, they fly in flocks towards small and large islands and reefs situated near the Straits of Singapore and hunt for a type of dinoflagellates known as “sea sparkle”. On a quiet dark night, their flourescent blue feathers sparkle in the scattered moonlight as the birds perch on the trees of Raffles Terrace, overlooking the Singapore River.
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Dr. Huang Chin-Fu (Taiwan)
Dr. Huang Chin Fu has published many works and articles. Having graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Tunghai University in 1992, Huang obtained his MFA from the same university in 2001 and later, continued his studies in Spain. In 2007, he received his Diploma of Profound Studies (DEA) with notable grades and acquired the status of Ph.D. Candidate. He eventually received his Ph.D. in Contemporary Art Studies with apto cum laude from Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain. Huang was accepted by the 7th International Residency Program (2014) hosted by Shangyuan Art Museum in Beijing as well as the International Artist-in-Residency Program hosted by Inside-Out Art Museum in Beijing, China. His work, City Story Series was invited as part of the thematic section, "Representing Society" in Yes, Taiwan: 2014 Taiwan Biennial organized by National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.