Patrik Thomas

Born 1986 in Bad Homburg. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Lives and works in Munich and Lisbon. In the center of his artistic work between installation, performance and video are the work, productivity and resistance.


© Patrik Thomas | TAIWASTE

2020 | 25 min

In the late 1970s, the government of Taiwan decided to store some of its nuclear waste on Orchid Island (Lan-Yu), 65 km off Taiwan’s southeast coast, home to the Yami people, who for centuries lived as an isolated tribe by fly-fishing. Tricked by the government, the tribal chief signed a contract to build a fish cannery that turned out to be a nuclear waste repository. After more than 30 years of protest by the Yami, the government decides to solve the problem with a new, decentralized storage strategy.

Films Hotel Desterro 2016 | Kräfte am Set 2018
Festivals and exhibitionsKurzfilmwoche Regensburg, FFA Förderpreis 2020 | Eco Film Festival, Kuala Lumpur 2020 | HKW Berlin 2021

Comments are closed.