策展實績 > 島嶼映像 The Images of The Island
影像可以是一種日常想像介質，可以是種看與被看的行為。日本藝術家阿部乳坊作品〈觀光〉（Sight seeing）回應當代人手一機隨拍的慣性，以及善用社群網路分享和記憶的日常行為。他以外國人眼光，將台灣觀光客拍照的典型姿態塑形下來，再將其重置回觀光場域。究竟在旅行時，是拍抑或被拍? 作者提出有趣的視覺換位觀點。藝術家林子荃則是藉由自身的旅行經驗，將移動路徑與景觀排序連結，穿插台灣城鎮與自然景觀的土地景象變化，透過車窗將景象框取出來，如同影像藉由螢幕的選取呈現圖像，激發靈感而創作出多屏幕錄像作品〈影格之間〉。觀者在觀賞過程中，透過晃動畫面、光影變化和城鄉景象之轉換，可感受到島嶼土地的一種微緩的深刻情感。另一方面，影像記錄著世代汰變的歷程，一方面也映射著當今台灣新舊並存的文化地景。藝術家吳建興〈鋼鐵蒼穹〉回到現代生活中被邊緣化的家族事業：汽車修護裡，將廢棄的古董車輛回收，轉換其功能與價值上的可能性，使它重新回到日常生活空間裡。學校場域作為人類跨世代的共有記憶，藝術家陳敬寶〈迴返計劃〉將國小校園視為「真實劇場」，結合戲劇與類似電影定格的敘事方式，試圖言說在影像框景之外的話語。自2001-2012為期12年發展出的「鄧公計劃」、「老松計劃」、「黃金町計劃」、「湖東計劃」、「楓涇計劃」，最終以「舞台化的攝影」呈現。他的「迴返」計劃，藉被攝者的文件書寫，與擺拍式攝影來探討現實、真實與記憶的微妙界域。當然，影像也可用以回應城市美感的思辨。藝術家張湛作品〈自然再自然〉、〈城市中美好的自然風景〉以台灣街道隨處可見的變電箱為發想，藉由「風景」概念重新探索「風景」的當代意義。他揉合攝影、錄像等媒材的裝置概念，探討都市人嚮往自然的潛在渴求，傳達「一個城市可以是貧窮，但不能缺乏美感與品味」的意圖。
Curator｜ CHANG Hsin Chih
There are five artists invited in The Images of The Island ─ The Annual Exhibition of Image Installation. They create graphic installation in different ways to respond to their observation on nature, industry, culture, landscape and aesthetic values in Taiwan, trying to display the reflections that images bring to the multi-relationship between human and material environment, nature and technology from artistic viewpoint. The exhibition attempted to arouse the viewers’ multiple viewpoints of Taiwan through contemporary art, reconstructing the collective visual image of across generations. Taking images as the core element, the artists use various media and forms to create, including photography, video, composite media, space installation, etc.
Images could be an imaginary medium in daily life, as well as an action of looking and being looked. “Sight Seeing”, by the Japanese artist ABE Nyubo, reflects modern people’s habit of taking pictures with cellphones and posting on social media to share and remember their daily life. From a foreigner’s viewpoint, he shapes the typical shooting posture of tourists in Taiwan and locates the artwork back to a sightseeing spot. The artist creates an interesting visual-transposed viewpoint to question, “Are we shooting or being shot while traveling?” In the artist LIN Tzu Chuan's multi-screen video artwork “Frame by frame”, he arranges the travel path and landscapes in his traveling experiences and interweaves the scenes of city and nature in Taiwan, framing the scenes with windows, which looks like images from a camera’s viewfinder. In the process of viewing, viewers can experience the emotion to the island through the shaking frames, lights and shadows and the altering urban and rural scenes. On the other hand, images record the elimination of generations, while reflecting the cultural landscape of Taiwan, where the new coexists with the old. “Iron Sky”, created by the artist WU Chien Hsing, refers to the marginalized car repair business, also the artist’s family business. He recycles abandoned cars and transforms their functions and values, bringing them back to daily life. Schools are the collective memory of all generations. Taking elementary schools as the “real theater”, the artist CHEN Chin Pao applies the narrative methods in dramas and movies to create “Circumgyration”, trying to display the utterances outside the frames. From 2001 to 2012, he has created “Dengkong Project”, “Laosong Project”, “Koganecho Project”, “Hudong Project” and “Fengjing Project”, collectively presented in the form of stage photography. With the documentaries of the subjects and the posed photography, “Circumgyration” explores the subtle boundaries between reality and memory. Certainly, images can also respond to the speculation of urban aesthetics. Inspired by transformer boxes in Taiwanese streets, the artist CHANG Chan ponders upon the contemporary meaning of landscapes through creations of landscapes. He combines different media, such as photography and video installations, to explore people’s hidden desire for nature, indicating the intention that “a city could be poor, but sit should not be lack of aesthetics and senses.
The Images of the Island─The Annual Exhibition of Image Installation leads viewers into the local visual context by the artists’ creations with various forms, and reshapes the world of images that is interesting, emotional, resonant, reflective, abundant and hierarchical. Moreover, in the hope that this exhibition could provide a whole new visual experience for the Image Museum, which is the first museum rebuilt from an old theater in Taiwan.