Category Archives: Work

dailylife

Daily Life

Medium:Single-channel video Size/Duration:1920×1080 pixel, 1080p ∕ 1’ 05 Sound/Mute:Sound Year:2016 In my series of works inspired by the video game, SimCity, this particular one was made by first constructing the overall city structure in the game, and then pasting images of Taipei’s building rooftops on top. The roaming streetlights, in network structure resembling blood veins or nests, or the moving cars and pedestrians are all metaphors of how our daily lives might be a questionable existence condition – such as fixated streetlights and their counting seconds, building patterns that reflect communal living and collective preferences, driving routes recommended by navigation systems, areas either mapped out or restricting entrance, ads recommended based on preferences, friends recommended based on mutual friends…etc. We…

dwelling

Dwelling

Medium: Video Installation Sound/Mute:Mute Year:2012    The Chinese word for confinement, “囿”used to refer to gardens enclosed by walls, but it perfectly describes the living style in Taiwan. The external appearance of the buildings in Taiwan is mostly constituted by barred windows as if it is a collective phenomenon. Such an iron structure not only symbolizes the protection which keeps inhabitants from the external danger or invasion, but also traps them inside the building. From this perspective, what a barred window suggests is more like a prison cell rather than a protection. People imprison their own “existence” inside a square space – as the Chinese character ”囗” implies-, and it is the situation “囿” is referring to. Either voluntarily or…

building

Building, Building.

Medium: Single-channel video Size/Duration:1920×1080 pixel, 1080p / 2’29 Sound/Mute:Sound Year:2013 The word “build” is the moving- forward status that change something and make it by combining materials or parts. Nowadays, we have changed the whole world’s surface by no reasons and build the impressive building everywhere. In my opinion, there are two reality in our world: the physical world we live, and the virtual world we imagine. We build what we live, and live what we imagine. There was a time that the building as the meaning of exist, the word “build” is also “construct a house”. However it does not exist at all.…

膜像 - 鏡像宇宙 / Membrane image – Mirror Universe

Membrane image – Mirror Universe

Medium: Video Installation Size/Duration:1440×1080 pixel, 1080i / 3’30 Sound/Mute:Mute Year:2011 The flexibility and repetitive of space assembles a civilization with order. The cube is just like our lives or the range that we move in. The world becomes data that is placed in the computer. I can’t explain what is happening in the world under my eyes, the world that is defined by what you see needs to be represented, and the problem of communication comes from the difference of the time of image: The world we see seems alike, yet the angle that we see it in is different. What I emphasize are the visual boundaries or the limits of the body. I can’t touch the areas that are…

SimCity

Simcity

Medium: Single-channel video Size/Duration:1920×1080 pixel, 1080p / 3’05 Sound/Mute:Sound Year:2010 So far, 35 billion people live in cities. City is not just a landscape but also a symbol of cultural. The city’s building has its model template as an imaginary blueprint for development, and the model shows an imaginary life. This work simulates a fantasized city activity, combining the structure model with realistic landscape to create a surreal image what I seeks to break the border between real and virtual.…