《無名氏書寫》Anonymous Writing, 1996-97
行動 / 錄像 / 裝置 video、action、installation
At first, "Anonymous Writing" started with a lot of sketches on paper. This series of symbolic prints began by removing the meaning of words. Later, it gradually extended to writing actions, space installations, and so on. As far as the action is concerned, it was mainly carried out near Beitou, including a vacant apartment in front of the MRT Fuxinggang Station, my house in Guandu, the back mountain, and an art gallery under construction.
This is just a self-inquiry. The work starts silently, and ends silently.
"Anonymous Writing", from 1996 to 1997, a strong artistic self-loss almost penetrated everything. Since then, a "non-auteurism" has become an important idea for me. My works of that period were full of explorations of disappearance, disintegration, non-self and neutrality. The series of "Anonymous Writing" was produced under this background.
This series mainly uses a great number of types of "writing" to ask a basic question: "Who is the author?" I was in a contradictory situation of "I said I am not here," and at the same time, was vaguely and difficultly looking for the relationship between the so-called "author" and symbols in the symbols left over from writing.