Phoenix Theif

鳳凰賊

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012, 2016

Single Channel Video、object|6:20|2012, 2016

The work was inspired by the experience to meet people in random webcam chatting room. Thought the limited angle of the webcam and the low light background, I often curious how those people’s real living spaces looks like beyond the screen.

I met a guy from chatting room and asked his permission to enter his real room. I brought a toy phoenix with me. The toy is annoying, has a bulb in its head, and will turn when its bump into something while its wing waving. The phoenix is a cheaply made and looks silly, the sadness of its poor quality strangely gave it more soul. I put the toy in this dark and anonymous room of my net encounter. The phoenix works both as a scout and thieve, with its mechanical movement and a glowing head exploding this intimate space inch by inch, and I captured this session with webcam-like low quality.

A legendary bird reborn in the real world, thought a twist from a random chatting to a physical visiting, tells a modern mystic of net encounter.

 

 

單頻道錄像、物件|6:20|2012, 2016

 

我借用了一個網友的房間,在黑暗的房間裡放出一隻機器鳳凰,這種玩具一邊發出吵鬧的音樂一邊揮舞者翅膀前進,在撞到物件時轉彎。對我來說他之所以有生物感,不只是因為造型,而是撞上障礙物後遲疑轉身的那種哀傷。鳳凰明明不存在於三次元,卻在我們的文化中如此的被熟知。被設計成廉價玩具似乎與他不可侵犯的形象有些落差,但借助著這種不端莊的“中國製造"似乎又回應到了一點現實。

 

我讓鳳凰玩具像是賊般的掃過網友的房間-網友是在視訊網站上認識的-藉著頭頂的光照亮角落的細節。錄像以電腦視訊攝影機般的低畫質拍攝,看起來就像是從某個網路空間翩翩降臨真實世界的神鳥,在一個黑暗又四處碰壁的未知空間中遊盪。

 

這隻機器鳳凰跟<你是我的自然>中的動物是在同一家玩具店找到的,兩者也是個人作品中最明顯為“模型"的物件,透過這隻機器鳳凰探測搜索一個未知空間的行為也可看作是<國道一號國家公園>中對交流道的探勘行動在私領域中的另一次實踐。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phoenix Theif

Single Channel Video|6:20|2012, 2016

 

 

KiSS... and SAVE|Nanhai Gallery,Taipei,TW|2012

 

 

The house of phoenix

Paper, acrylic

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