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…

橫幅

Miniature Things – LIN, Wang-Tin Solo Exhibition

2016/11.26-12.18, Waley Art. Artist Self-Narrative    Miniature things do not necessarily refer to trivial things, nor do they imply lack of noticeability. One Buddhist Koan says, “A mustard seed can accommodate Mount Meru;”[1] British poet William said, “To see a world in a grain of sand;”[2] both sayings express how the smallest of places can contain the largest of worlds. Thus, what “miniature things” refer to cannot be quantified by sizes of physical nature. Moreover, “things” refer not only to man-made objects, but also to natural objects; when we speak of observations of “things,” we are speaking of how humans subjectively observe the outside world.     In my past artworks, the method I applied most often was taking realistic things…

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.…

unlock

Unlock

When human surroundings are encased in such dense urban environments, where space is constrained and life turns to a routine replete with opening and closing of doors, its value of existence gets constantly judged and challenged. In this kind of condition, does the internal existence remain unchanged or does it morph and transform under pressure? How does the relationship between space and individuals shape our reality and daily lives, especially in the Internet age? To get to the bottom of this, cross-disciplinary art ensemble Cocho Take – spearheaded by choreographer  HUANG,HENG-WEI and PAN,BO-LING – tackles the meaning of existence by integrating lighting, sound, images with dance and computer technologies to create an intertwined state between technology and sensory perception. A finalist…

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…