The role of artists and their collaborators as agents of social change was made paramount with Mirage, an exhibition of video, photography, and participation.
The main body of work, Mirage: Disused Public Property in Taiwan, drew upon the work of artist Yao Jui-Chung, an artist and university educator who led a nationwide photographic project in Taiwan, challenging his government's expenditure on public infrastructure.
Taiwan has seen an unprecedented wave of 'nation building' projects following the lifting of martial law in 1987. Successive governments had invested in public buildings such as laboratories, visitor centres, museums, residential developments, and commercial precincts that are either unfinished, never inhabited, or abandoned after only a few years of use.
With the assistance of Lost Society Document, a group of photographers recruited primarily from the University photography art course he taught, and film-maker Sandy Hsiu-Chih Lo, Yao and his collaborators compiled an extensive folio of images, documenting over 500 facilities from across every province in Taiwan, together with the costs of their construction.