Between 2011 to 2013, OCAC went through a special trek in zones of Thailand-Taiwan. This is not only the exchanges between people, concepts and practices, but also finding new definitions in the possibilities of an art space. After returning from South East Asia, we not only continue the contemporary art exchanges between Thailand-Taiwan, through the support of a funded art-space project by Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government, we have a new space inside an old house of quiet alleys near Shilin MRT station. It is situated near a small park, library and traditional market. Every time someone asks how far can art and art space travels, we look around us. The city and community we are in, there are always many voices murmuring, calling or just being silent. What are these sound? Where do they come from? Is it from a group of people knocking, renovating in the endless dust of many adjoined abandoned space over two continuous months? Or is it from the expectation and the doubt of the community? Is it the silent thought process from the library, or the lively noise exchange from the market? Or perhaps, it is the funded art-space project’s imagination towards art and community?
Again, OCAC is in a scene that is being designed and also waiting to be drawn. At the same time, we want to introduce our new ‘neighbours’. Fieldevo Design Studio which had a huge input and energy in the whole renovating process, and Openlab. Taipei and JaM Food Lab, who we shared the space with. While there are two thick walls between us, and after the full space is open and connected, there will be conflicts and struggles between our co-working and collaboration relationship. What kind of art production mode will OCAC develop with our new neighbours?