展演與退場的存在策略｜秋刀魚藝術中心 藝術特區主題展 TAD Themed Exhibitions
秋刀魚藝術中心 Fish Art Center
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 3: Exhibition and Exit of Existence—Fish Art Center
Which form of existence should be used to construct the subjectivity of objects and humans? Should we opt to exist in the virtual world as consciousness and messages, giving up the reality to forever merge with the flow of virtual signals and turning into omnipresent individuals? Or, should we guard the material space in ways that living organisms exist, and become the subject in the material world, formulating strategies of inhabiting both the real and the virtual space?