Mixed ethnicity of Seediq and Minnan. Siyat Moses, meaning ‘ son of Moses: Siyat ’, is the name past down from father to son, a tradition of the Pan-Atayal group of the Taiwanese Indigenous peoples; while Yuan Min stands for the ethnical combination of ‘Yuan’ (Indigenous) and‘Min’ (Minyan) in the literal sense.
Once, by accident, I found a piece of writing on the internet my father has wrote for me. In it, he expressed his expectations concerning my being a half-Indigenous descent, which later became an incentive for my creative development. My artistic practice concerns my contemporary Indigenous identity, with regard to ethnicity, gender and image perception, and how I come to terms with it under the acceleration of modernisation and globalisation. My works often adopt the two-dimensional and indirect qualities of printmaking as well as other mediums that allow for the necessary dialogue.
Some arguments that repeatedly occur in my works are:
‘Who am I?’
‘Where do I come from?’
‘Where do I go?’
‘I am here, and does that mean I am my present self?’
Through autobiographical recalls of emotions, I aim to evoke and connect with the audience’s shared life experience.