Artists Home Swap

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Original photo by Michael Hewitt, edit by Howl Yuan.

In October 2019, Sam was one of two artists, the other being 馮允珊 | Bettina Fung, selected to take part in the 2019 edition of 原承伯 | Howl Yuan’s UK-Taiwan artist exchange programme Artists Home Swap, where he stayed at 酸屋 | Acid House in Taipei for a month-long art residency.

During this time, Sam brought his acclaimed (T)werkshops back home to Asia at 小劇場學校 | Little Theatre School in Taipei working with local queer artists, which culminated in a showcase at 酸屋 | Acid House, which also featured a special guest performance from Foxxxy Gray, one of Sam’s (T)werkshoppers from Manila. Both Sam and Bettina then lead workshops, performed, and took part in a panel discussion at 駁二藝術特區 | Pier-2 Art Center for students from 國立中山大學 | National Sun Yat-sen University on the other side of the country in Kaohsiung. And having also become connected with members of Taipei’s queer performance community, Sam proudly attended Taipei Pride 2019, the first since Taiwan became the first Asian nation to legalise same-sex marriage earlier in the year.