“I would strongly reject the criticism that the TAZ itself is “nothing but” a work of art, although it may have some of the trappings. […]Art in the World of Art has become a commodity; but deeper than that lies the problem of re-presentation itself, and the refusal of all mediation. In the TAZ art as a commodity will simply become impossible; it will instead be a condition of life.” – T.A.Z.: The Temporary Autonomous Zone (1985), Hakim Bey

Pacific Pirate is a long term project launched by Writing FACTory(TW) and RRD(MX) in late 2018. By examining the concept of ownership and expanding the discussion from that of information, technique and culture production to that of relationship and history, the project aims at discovering the alikeness of Taiwan and Mexico with the history of being colonized and the existence of domineering neighbors. In addition, it tries to develop possible solutions for contemporary predicaments through practice.

The project has pirated several ways of knowledge production: Pacific Pirate#1 took the form of exhibition, which includes the open call project “Re-DBT” and the database “#PiratePirateManifesto”. Pacific Pirate#2: TAZ took the form of research-based residency programs with three keywords: sounding, writing and performing. Three artists from each country are invited to participate in the practice. Their roles contain but are not limited to artist, curator, researcher, musician and independent journalist. In the book “T.A.Z.: The Temporary Autonomous Zone” published in 1985, Hakim Bey suggested that one should substitute temporary state for permanence and uprising for revolution. He proposed the idea “TAZ”, a space-timewhich can “exist” nomadically not only in information-space but also in the real world. Considering three keywords, six practitioners will elaborate on six ways of creating TAZ throughout the project.

 Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts
Project Initiator:
 Writing FACTory (TW)
 RRD(Red de Reproducción y Distribución)(MX)
Project Participants:
 Cevo Yang(TW)
 Concepcion Huerta(MX)
 Yunjie Liao (TW)
 Sandra Sánchez(MX)
 Xia Lin(TW)
 Yutsil Cruz(MX)

  • This project is sponsored by Grants for Cultural Exchanges and Collaborative Projects with Personnel between Taiwan and Latin America, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.

* Project Introduction of Yunjie Liao’s “Poly-”

The flow of feeling helps to expand the boundaries of information, knowledge and technology. But does feeling carry ownership? How do people share, protect or restrain each other’s feelings? The ocean and colonial sentiments have strengthened the image of adventures based on patriarchy, while the roles on land are given the responsibility of providing harbors and the sense of security. Their desire for transparent transmission, flow, and sharing of feelings is not allowed. What follows are the commonly seen unequal dominance of requirements, sexual violence, sexual orientation attacks, and a society lack of honest communication skills. After the legalization of same-sex marriages in Taiwan and Mexico in whole or in part, the flow of the sexual spectrum is still frequently regarded as abnormal; Mexico’s social situation of both respecting and belittling female roles, femicide cases and high ratio of extramarital relations are interesting for further investigation.

“Poly-“, as one of the sub-projects of “Pacific Pirates #2 Temporary Autonomous Zone”, focuses on the research and interviews of Taiwanese and Mexican social context, and the experiences of how feelings flow. It follows the artist’s interaction and exploration of relationship anarchy and polyamory over the years, and aims to discuss: How can the elements that trigger feelings be shared and transmitted to generate greater agency, which in turn disrupts the footholds and power struggles between different roles, and derives possibilities for new types of community? In today’s mainstream beliefs that regard possessiveness and territory exclusivity as sublime, how are poly beliefs, values and practices viewed by society? Through reproduction of writings and two interactive installations “POLY: Keyword Clippings” and “Mare Liberum: Re-Gifting”, this project observes and verifies that, under the premise of informed consent, the process of reproducing and re-giving with open, free and decentralized spirit can not only cross borders, but also generate something unique and valuable.



「我強烈反對有關 TAZ 本身只不過是一件區區的藝術品的評論,儘管它有一些呈那樣子的外觀。[…]藝術界裡的藝術已經成為一種商品,但更深層的問題在於表象本身,以及對所有中介的抗拒。在TAZ裡,藝術根本不可能被變賣;反而會充當一種生活狀況。」 Hakim Bey,《臨時自治區》


  「太平洋海盜」盜取了幾種常見的知識生產方式:「太平洋海盜#1」偷了展覽的形式,包含了以Open Call形式呈現的《Re大補帖》,以及以資料庫形式呈現的《#盜海盜宣言》;「太平洋海盜#2:臨時自治區」則偷了研究型駐村的形式,以「聲響」、「書寫」、及「表演」為關鍵字,分別從台灣及墨西哥邀請了三位實踐者,他們是藝術家、策展人、研究者、音樂家、獨立記者,卻也不僅止於此。Hakim Bey在1985年發表了《臨時自治區》,以臨時取代永久,以起義取代革命,臨時自治區以遊牧的方式,同時存在於資訊空間及現實空間之中,在本次計劃中,六位實踐者將試圖透過三個關鍵字,發展六種製造臨時自治區的方式。

 KdMoFA 關渡美術館
 Writing FACTory書寫公廠(台灣)

  • 本計劃獲文化部辦理臺灣與拉丁美洲文化交流合作補助



「Poly-」 作為「太平洋海盜#2:臨時自治區」子計畫之一,以臺灣、墨西哥社會脈絡及情感流動的經驗為研究及訪談重心,延續多年來對於關係無政府主義(relationship anarchy)及多重關係(polyamory)的接觸及探索,企圖討論:觸發感受的元素如何藉由被分享、傳遞而產生更大的能動性,進而擾動各角色間的立足點及權力關係,衍生社群(community)型態的新可能?在當今視佔有慾、領域獨佔力為尊的主流信仰裡,多重(poly)的信念及價值實踐如何被社會看待?此計畫透過文本的再生產及「POLY關鍵字剪報」、「Mare Liberum:分享贈物」兩互動裝置,觀察並驗證,在知情同意(informed consent)的前提下,開放、自由、去中心化、重製、再贈與的過程不僅可跨越疆界,其產物更可以是獨一無二的。

Research-based Residency Program

  • "Pacific Pirate#2: Temporary Autonomous Zone"
  • Mexico and Taiwan
  • 1 May 2020 - 31 October 2021
  • * The exchange residency program has turned online due to COVID-19 pandemic

Workshop, Panel Discussion and Publication

  • "Pacific Pirate#2: Temporary Autonomous Zone"
  • Mexico and Taiwan
  • 1 May 2020 - 31 October 2021
  • * The exchange residency program has turned online due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Curators:
  •  Writing FACTory (TW)
  •  RRD(Red de Reproducción y Distribución)(MX)


  • Ministry of Culture, TW
  • Cultural Exchanges and Collaborative Projects with Personnel between Taiwan and Latin America
  • 2020