《腦視丘》Thalamus, 2010


「台灣當代藝術論壇雙年展」Forum Biennial of Taiwanese Contemporary Art 2010

台北當代藝術中心 Taipei Contemporary Art Center

​錄像裝置,390(L) x 390(W) x 300(H) cm

16部螢幕圓形裝置、64張地方縣市政府由內外拍之影像

16 monitors for a round circle installation 
inside monitor include 64 pictures from 16 Taiwan local government's windown.

 

「腦視丘」三個字是用來諷刺政府機器之大腦。
有一陣子我很好奇,一輩子活在縣、市政府裡的公務員,他們每天在看什麼,他們每天看出去的城市景觀是什麼,他們怎麼想這個世界?於是我利用幾次開車來回台灣北、中、南及東部的機會,偷偷前往各縣市政府,假裝要洽公,但實際上是胡亂徘徊在公所建築裡面,秉持著「由內而外」、「四面都拍」的原則,將縣、市政府窗外的城市風景拍攝下來,這個部分稱為「內視鏡」。爾後,利用十五部連續播放式的數位相框,以鐵作燒成環繞展示架支撐,播放上述影像。嘗試透過這種由內而外的監看及規劃關係,探討「治理者的視覺」問題。我想,他們所看到的,應該是「盲」吧。


Without warning, or permission, I slipped into the main County Government building for Taiwan’s 15 counties there I filmed the view from the building windows on different floors. I later took 15 digital camera frames, arranged them into a circular installation and played the filmed scenes as an all-round view. By comparing the relationship between these “local government centers,” the environment around them and the “political landscape,” viewers can discern a relationship whereby the government supervises and plans life for the outside world.

Through this action is an attempt to discuss the question of “visual ruling” in the context of general contemporary geo-political organization in Taiwan. By using promotional films in an effort to transform the organization behind the Taipei International Flora Expo further links it to the current political situation.

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