傾城之戀 Love in a Fallen City

地點: 新竹市美術館 時間: 2018.2.09(五)-4.29(日) 09:00-17:00(週一休館)

張立人CHANG Li Ren

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1983年生於台中,2011年畢業於國立臺南藝術大學造形研究所。創作多以錄像裝置、觀念計劃和動畫為主,擅長用敘事的手法建構出介於想像與現實之間的虛擬世界,近年作品曾至東京、大阪、香港、聖彼得堡等地展出,2009年獲高雄獎首獎、2009年獲台北美術獎首獎、2010年入圍第八屆台新藝術獎。作品《戰鬥之城-台灣之光》開展自一場荒謬劇本,透過影像再製與台灣的街廓縮尺模型構築出擬真的世界,刻意模糊虛實界線,並藉由虛擬的影像讓觀者反思現實社會的百態。 CHANG Li Ren, born in Taichung, graduated from Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts in Tainan National University of the Arts. His creations mainly consist of video installations, Conceptual art and animations constructed by his story-telling techniques, featuring a virtual world between imagination and reality. CHANG’s artwork was exhibited in Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, St. Petersburg, etc. He was awarded first place in Kaohsiung Awards and first place in Taipei Art Awards in 2009, and he was selected in Taishin Arts Award in 2010.

“Battle City I” is a ridiculous script unfolded in the virtual world CHANG created with video reproduction and scale-model Taiwanese streets. He intentionally blurred the boundaries between imagination and reality, pushing the audiences to generate reflections on the society.
創作自述 第一部的故事主要是述說名叫志強的男子將會毀滅世界,而阿榮希望能夠拯救世界,成為台灣之光。於是阿榮帶著神祕老人給予的微型核彈到了核電廠,將自己的身體化為自身最深的瞋念,成為了台灣之光本身。太空人驚呼著名為台灣之光的奇觀的同時,也重新定義了台灣之光這件事。

「台灣之光」這個名詞的出現揭露了一個很弔詭的現象,似乎台灣之於世界的關係一直處在黑暗的洞窟之中、尚未被文明發現的狀態。於是乎葡萄牙人驚呼的福爾摩莎,穿透了這名為世界的黑暗迷霧,成了最早的台灣之光。而台灣之光做為「戰鬥之城」第一部作品的主軸,正是在闡述這種無能為力的自卑感,以及社會集體在追求成功與優越感的過程中,最終否定了其自身的存在,造就了一場名為「台灣之光」的災難。 The story is mainly about a man named Zhi-Qiang and A-Rong. While Zhi-Qiang will destroy the world, A-Rong wants to save the world and become The Glory of Taiwan. Thus, A-Rong brings the mini nuclear bomb that the mysterious old man gave him, turning his thoughts and body into the glory of Taiwan, shining in the nuclear power plant. As the astronauts exclaim at the spectacle, the definition of The Glory of Taiwan is redefined.

The term “The Glory of Taiwan” reveals an awkward phenomenon that Taiwan seems to be constantly in a dark cave, undiscovered by civilizations in the world. Therefore, the Portugueses’ exclamation “Formosa” became the earliest glory of Taiwan that pierced through the fog of world. Taking The Glory of Taiwan as the theme of “Battle City I”, I am trying to elaborate such inferiority that there’s nothing one can do, and the denial of one’s existence in the pursuit of success and superiority, resulting in a disaster called “The Glory of Taiwan”.

參展作品

張立人 - 戰鬥之城第一部 台灣之光 Battle City I
張立人 - 戰鬥之城第一部 台灣之光 Battle City I2012-2017 31 min
4K彩色錄像 4K Color Video
劉芸怡 LIU Yun Yi 廖柏丞 LIAO Po Cheng