光啟光滅的昏眩狀態｜大觀藝術空間 藝術特區主題展 TAD Themed Exhibitions
大觀藝術空間 DaGuan Gallery
2020.10.03 - 2020.11.01
Humans worship light, which is the source of life and soul in this world as well as the sustaining force in nature. When there is light, there is no fear of darkness. For centuries, light has been the subject of artists’ quest. They depict light, utilize light sensitivity to create images, employ light to construct the feeling of sublime in architecture, use light as a medium to record and develop images, and document trajectories and images to represent and shape the world. In the age of analogous signals, light becomes a medium, a vehicle for expressing all subject matter.
Digital technology has its interface based on “light” to communicate signals, surpassing the analogous “light” of the electronic age with the encoding, transmission, reception and decoding of signals. The “light” of analogous signals shows images after a television is turned on; and when the television is turned off, the images cease to exist. When the light is switched on, a space can be lit up and an atmosphere created, producing a magical sense of immersion. Devices using analogous signals offer spectacles that disappear after the light is switched off. However, the light emitting from the interface of devices using digital signals opens up different worlds that remain in the virtual world, continuing being a part of the world even after their disappearance from the real world and in front of people’s eyes after the devices are turned off.
Subtopic 2: Vertigo from On and Off Light—DaGuan Gallery
“Light ON” is a ritual. Through turning on the light, an illusionary stage surfaces in the glistening light. The awakened life flows into the objects and scenes, manifesting spirituality. Light is a vehicle to construct and deliver messages, and translates the messages of life into newly coded messages, conveying stories and situations of the exhibition and converting existences into messages constructed through light. After “Light OFF,” the disappearance from the human sight is merely illusional, as what seems to have disappeared now exists in the space of memories and messages in a permanent way.