Madou Sugarcane Beer 麻豆蔗酒

Installation view in Tainan Art Museum


Madou, Taiwan

Time, Labor, Sugarcane Juice, Yeast, Hops, Glass Bottle, Sticker, Caps, Video, Brewing Equipments.



島夷誌略 琉球篇

1349 汪大淵

The idea came from the earliest document which mentioned about Taiwan – “Make salt from the fierce sea water and make wines from sugarcane syrup”, which is extracted from Daoyi Zhilüe (A Brief Account of Island Barbarians), 1349 by Chinese voyager, WANG, Da-Yuan.

As a response to the first historical document which noted Taiwan, in this project I decided to use sugarcane juice to ferment some alcohol drink, and beer is my favorite.

Commissioned by Madou Sugar Industry Art Triennial

Label design by TSAI Jia-Ning

Video shooting editing by CEHN Jun-Yu & TSAO Chun