3rd Residency Presentation - "Crossroad Virtual Museum" 第三期駐村發表 - "十字虛擬美術館"

Updated: 5 days ago

My last presentation at Islands International Art Park, “Crossroad Virtual Museum” Thank you Mr. Sbal for an amazing collaboration and music performance, Hong Lu for the opening and the sharing about my residency here, Shang Yang and Tina Wang for the photos, and my five helpers Rita, Siao Fong, Kai Ning, Sarah, and Roxanne, you guys did an amazing job!



This is my idea when I just started off building the museum:

At this particular time, particular breath, particular crossroad, I finally met myself again. But I passed by without saying a word of goodbye. And I never see myself again.


Lights Green, you move. Lights Red, you stop. Lights Orange, you can be yourself and accelerate or stop and make the cars at the back honk you with cuss words. I like that. At least that feels more “human.”


Society gives you that lights, and you are suppose to follow every instruction that is given to you. They build crossroads in your life so that you cannot help yourself but to move and stop and move and stop. The force, the power, the lines drawn in the space, they are all structured to control the flow of datas easily, hypernormalisation.


I built this virtual museum, having four wings that are pointing in the directions of north, south, east, west. Each wing has a very strong theme with long historical context of power, “Divinity, Humanity, Intelligence, and Consciousness.” At the center of the crossroad, this is the space where we meet each other, and the lights can be turned orange. You can freeze the linear time and remark this boundaries as your safe space. You can erase the lines draw by the four wings and to step in each other’s zones without fear. You do not have to leave if you do not want to, no cars will be at the back honking you, no noise will cause you anxiety, no words will ask you to move or to stop.


綠燈了,你要往前開。

紅燈了,你要踩剎車。

黃燈了,你可以做自己,可以加速採油門或是大力採下煞車,讓後面的汽車狂按喇叭,罵個三字經。

我喜歡。至少這種感覺是“人”啊。


現今社會就像那紅綠燈,而你應該遵循每一個給你的指示。他在你的生活中建立了許多十字路口,讓你沒辦法靜下來,只能往前開,踩剎車,往前開,踩剎車。為了能更方便簡易操控人類,透過權力,壓迫,與在空間中繪製的每一條界線都能讓數據流動更有次序,這就是超正常化現象。


我建立了這個虛擬美術館,它有四個指向:北,南,東,西的館。每個館都有一個非常大範圍的主題以及悠久的權力歷史背景:“神性,人性,智慧和意識”。而在十字路口的中心,這是我們彼此能相遇的空間,紅綠燈可以有黃燈。您可以凍結線性時間,並將此邊界標記為安全空間。您可以消除四個主題所繪製的線條,而不必擔心的去踏入彼此的區域。如果您不想離開這地方,你不必離開。沒有汽車在後面鳴喇叭,沒有噪音會引起您的焦慮,沒有聲音會要求您踩油門或是煞車。

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