Chiang Kai-shek was one of the most famous Taiwanese people to ever live and is considered a national hero. He was both a political and military leader and served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975. Chiang is widely credited for developing Taiwan into a prosperous country, one of the four ‘Asian Tigers’ (along with Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea), yet he ruled with an iron fist, which resulted in the 228 Incident and others. Chiang is highly controversial in Taiwan today, yet he is still adored by many, especially by tourists from Mainland China, who flock in masses to the enormous memorial that was erected shortly after his death. The performer jokingly called the memorial hall a temple, choosing to use this word for the performance.
Temple is the result of an open call of the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art which yielded a few hundred entries within a few hours.
Location: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
TaiwanPerformed in: 2015