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Domestication

馴養

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009-2013

Paper、pencil|20 pieces,29X21cm|2009-2013

 

"Domesticated" is one of the primeval tricks to make usage of natural. I regard the world of internet as today's new nature, I start virtual hunting by using keyword「animal + kiss」search on the internet. If searching is like hunting, downloading is to capture. I print the “prey” with its original pixel and scale, therefore digital images join the practical world in its primitive look. 

 

 

The "domestication" in this work is to redraw images on usual A4 paper. It's a reversal conquest from manual drawing to modern machine copy. Images that maintain its pixel size and proportion posited in the center of an A4 paper cause the surrounding blank, which is the negative space when a picture can not suit into the real world, also a self additional frame.The intersection of an image and a painting went back to limited; the images were treated in a simplest way (b&w copy), as the painting presented in its plainest way (pencil drawing). At first glance, this fine sketch looks like a copy, but with observing, a viewer will find the pixel has replaced with handful strokes. Like a domesticated animal look the same in appearance, yet essentially overwritten with human's discipline.
 
In nature, "snout-touching" is a functional behavior when exploring, feeding or cleaning. Only a "kissing" between human significance with social meanings like love and friendship. Kissing a person will against animal's instinct, yet a domesticated one can precisely control its muscle and nerve reflection performed the activities we called "kissing". This tiny and light touch became the evidence of an animal being domesticated by us.
 
I domesticated internet images like human do to animals.

29X21cm,20件|鉛筆、紙|2009-2013

 

"馴養"是一種人類運用自然資源的原始方法。我視網路世界為今日的新自然,以「animal + kiss」的搜尋方程式展開在網路上的虛擬狩獵。當搜尋形同狩獵,下載即是捕獲。把“獵物”維持原始的像素與比例列印出來,即得以讓數位圖片用最接近野生的樣貌進入實體世界。

 

而所謂的“馴養”則是以素描作為手段,將列印得到的圖片,直接重繪於日常中隨處可見的A4紙上頭,成為一種古典手感工藝對現代傳播科技的反向征服。圖片置中產生的留白是數位圖像無法完全融入實體世界時產生的負空間,也是自身加諸的框。影像與繪畫間的交會在一種低限的狀態,影像以最為簡約的狀態顯現(黑白複印),繪畫也以最質樸的手法回應(素描)。精密繪製的素描乍看如同影印,然而細查便會查覺像素的顆粒感已被手繪的筆觸痕跡取代。有如被馴化的動物生理外形依舊,然而本質已被人所施加的規訓給潛變。

 

自然中,動物間的口部接觸是探索、餵食或清潔的功能性行為。唯有人類之間的口部接觸被賦予了愛與友善的社會性意義。與人類之間的親吻違背動物的本能,然而唯有被馴化的動物,才能精準的控制肌肉與神經反射從而做出人類眼中的親吻。這看似輕盈微小的接觸成了一頭動物被人類完全馴養的證據。

 

我馴服了網路影像一如人類馴服了動物。

 

Domestication

29X21cm,20 pieces|pencil、paper|2009-2013

 

 

Installation View|2012-2014