I feel the need of investigating and revealing what have happened in real politics from an artist perspective, and see how art could serve and be transformed under such context. Therefore, I started my art research: having jobs in political parties, NGOs, joined the inside conversation, funded political organization, and led huge movements myself.
Occupy the Movement 佔領運動
This is a short list of political parties and organization I participated in, and my position in it:
POLITICAL STUDY GROUP OVERSEAS
Café Philo Chicago
Café Philo New York
Oversea Taiwanese for Democracy
International Relation (temp.)
Indigenous Independency Group
TAIWANESE AMERICAN POLITICAL GROUPS
Formosa Association of Public Affairs
Youth Professional Group
Taiwanese Association of America
New Power Party
Propaganda Department in Kawlo Iyun's Office (temp.)
Democratic Progressive Party
Propaganda Department in Su Chiao Hui's Office
... AND MUCH MORE ORGANIZATIONS NOT ABLE TO BE REVEALED
in such way, I could get the insider's information in the jungle of politics.
In the meanwhile, I tried to reveal what have happened inside the circle, or what might have happened, starting with a Facebook avatar: Isee You (please add her friend to see more disclosed infromation.)
< Isee Yu> , 2015, Woodcarving and Webpage.
Soon after I participated much enough political organizations, I get organize and lead some of the movements.
ANTI-BLACK BOX EDUCATION
On July 30th 2015 Lin Kuanhua, a student activist who has suicide for the black box educational modification to high school students, large amount of people motivated by such act and people have gathered from Los Angeles, Seattle, New York and Boston to stand out for the corrupted educational system. Lee Tzu Tung led and speak for the movement, design and exercise the art mind through it.
The Taiwanese have been advocating for marriage equality for decades. In 2005, legislator Hsiao Bi-Khim first introduced the same-sex marriage bill. Through the 2016 presidential election, people elected the candidate of Democratic Progress Party (DPP), Tsai Ing-wen, as the president, who publicly promised to advocate for LGBTQ rights and the legislation of same-sex marriage during her campaign. After the election, civic groups held the 14th annual LGBTQ Pride parade, which is the largest in Asia, in October, and the issue of legalization of same-sex marriage has entered the agenda of the Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee in the Congress. As a result, the two largest parties in the Congress, DPP and KMT, along with the third largest party, NPP, have introduced the bill to amend the Civil Code, aiming for legalizing same-sex marriage.
Lee Tzu Tung with OTD organized movements across more than 40 cities around the globe, people come out and show your support for Taiwan's LGBTQ movement. She designed and led the movement.