Charwei Tsai is interested in spirituality, an interest she manifests through the calligraphic writing of mantras on various, and often living, media: trees, tofu, mushrooms, lotus leaves, etc. In addition to her calligraphic work, Charwei Tsai creates performances as well as documentary and contemplative videos. She is represented by the Mor Charpentier Gallery (Paris).
During her residency at the Cité internationale des arts, the artist will develope son projet Touching the Earth and will create a new issue of her magazine Lovely Daze focusing on art, ecology, technology and science. For the launch of the publication, she will produce a sound performance in collaboration with the musician Stephen O’Malley from Sunn O))) to create a ritual with sounds and vibrations from nature. Her project explores several central questions: how do science and technology help us to reduce our pace? To touch earth? To deconstruct our habit of identifying ourselves as permanent and independent entities?