JTC

街替器

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012-2018

UV print on metal, ceramics, shelf, plants | Installation size | 2012-2018

 

A type of plant pot made with modified polydrum can frequently be found in my local neighborhood in Taiwan. The offending industrial blue and the dull texture of plastic are a bit abrupt among the usual fine ceramic and plastic mimicking brick-red. These diverse forms of plastic containers were originally used in factories to contain raw materials, wastes, lube oil, or half-finished products.

 

In Taiwan, the boundary between industrial and agricultural, and the dividing of communities and factories, are commonly blurred; in other words, they all grow together. In addition to the past policy of “House as a factory”, those factory containers were not unfamiliar to the neighbors. By the folk wisdom of discovering the other uses for things, some ousted containers were taken and turned into plant pots. This is a virtue of no waste, as well as the aesthetic of alternatives. The decommissioned plasticware becomes a negligible favour offer to the neighbors, and the plebeians gain a small compensation from the irregular industrial next door. The plants in the polydrum pot are really rooted in compromise. Although the community surroundings are not sophisticated or exactly appropriated, the opulence of the natural conditions of Taiwan allows them to thrive.

I took pictures of these plant pots and examined them as a typology. For the installation, the pictures will print on aluminium plates; having the material gleam under the image reminds us of its industrial origin. The size of the pictures changed relative to the size of plants, while the ratio of the pots is the same. Finally, the style of these polydrum pots will become refined and render them the same as authentic ceramic, and they will become a dedicated home to the plants.

 

 

UV印刷於鋁板、陶器、鍍鉻層架、植物|裝置尺寸|2012-2018

 

在我老家的鄰里門前常見一種用藍色塑膠桶改造而成的盆栽,鮮明的工業藍和乏味的塑膠質感在傳統的陶盆和磚紅塑膠盆中稍顯突兀。這一系列樣式多變的塑膠容器,原本是在工廠中作為盛裝原料、廢料、機油或是收納半成品所用。

 

在台灣住工農界線模糊,社區與工廠接壤發展,家庭代工模式遺留背景之下 ,有些工廠淘汰的塑膠容器會被附近鄰居討去,藉由庶民再開發物件價值的異常天份成為了妝點門面的一叢叢花木──這是一種惜物的美德也是錯用的美學。當人情的妥協與有待完善的社會環境透過這些替代盆器得到微不足道的補償;扎根在生活種種將就之中的植物,即便植地不算精美,依舊得益於優勢風土在巷弄中生的盎然。

我拍攝了這些盆栽,以類型學的方式歸納為圖鑑。裝置時,將他們印刷在鋁板上,讓材質本身光澤給出這些盆栽起源的暗示。照片的大小隨著植物而改變,但裡面的盆器維持一貫比例。最後,將這些塑膠容器的樣式精緻化後,以正規的陶瓷量產,成為植物的家。

 

 

Sailing In The Dark Cave - The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art|Lin&Lin Gallery, Taipei, TW|2016

Installation view at "Sailing In The Dark Cave - The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art"
Installation view at "Sailing In The Dark Cave - The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art"
Installation view at "Sailing In The Dark Cave - The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art"
Installation view at "Sailing In The Dark Cave - The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art"
Installation view at "Sailing In The Dark Cave - The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art"
Installation view at "Sailing In The Dark Cave - The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art"
Installation view at "Sailing In The Dark Cave - The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art"
Installation view at "Sailing In The Dark Cave - The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art"
Installation view at "Sailing In The Dark Cave - The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art"
Installation view at "Sailing In The Dark Cave - The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art"
Installation view at "Sailing In The Dark Cave - The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art"
Installation view at "Sailing In The Dark Cave - The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art"

 

Here&There-2018 Treasure Hill Light Festival | Treasure Hall Artist Village, Taipei, TW | 2018

 
Installation view at "Here&There-2018 Treasure Hill Light Festival"
Installation view at "Here&There-2018 Treasure Hill Light Festival"
Installation view at "Here&There-2018 Treasure Hill Light Festival"
Installation view at "Here&There-2018 Treasure Hill Light Festival"
Installation view at "Here&There-2018 Treasure Hill Light Festival"
Installation view at "Here&There-2018 Treasure Hill Light Festival"
Installation view at "Here&There-2018 Treasure Hill Light Festival"
Installation view at "Here&There-2018 Treasure Hill Light Festival"
Installation view at "Here&There-2018 Treasure Hill Light Festival"
Installation view at "Here&There-2018 Treasure Hill Light Festival"
Installation view at "Here&There-2018 Treasure Hill Light Festival"

 

Typology of Polydrum

selected out of 500+ photos

 
A1-044 LS658 sc (36X24cm 300dpi) 410X262mm
A1-023 LS442 ct (48X32cm 300dpi) 530X342mm
A1-039 LS626 wg (42X28cm 300dpi) 470X302mm
A1-050 LS690 sc (54X36cm 300dpi) 590X382mm
A1-008 LS174 is (72X48cm 300dpi) 770X502mm
A1-100 LS1377 wg (25X16.6cm 300dpi) 300X188
A1-111 LS1439 is (36X24cm 300dpi) 410X262mm
A1-120 LS1702 sc (36X24cm 300dpi) 410X262mm
A1-115 LS1637 sc (42X28cm 300dpi) 470X302mm
A1-123 LS1735 ti (42X28cm 300dpi) 470X302mm
A2-025 LS636 wg (48X32cm 300dpi) 530X342mm
A2-030 LS713 sc (48X32cm 300dpi) 530X342mm
A2-032 LS795 is (30X20cm 300dpi) 350X222mm
A2-063.1 LS1594 ti (30X20cm 300dpi) 350X222mm
A2-045 LS1109 ti (42X28cm 300dpi) 470X302mm
A2-034 LS0842 pt (36X24cm 300dpi) 410X262mm
A2-057 LS1329 is (48X32cm 300dpi) 530X342mm
A3-012 LS450 pt (42X28cm 300dpi) 470X302mm
C1-009 LS414 ti (36X24cm 300dpi) 410X262mm
C1-021 LS1443 sc (42X28cm 300dpi) 470X302mm