CHIH-WEI CHUANG

莊志維

Epiphyte

CHIH-WEI CHUANG EPIPHYTE

source: chuangchihwei

< 裝置微光計畫:附生 Epiphyte >

媒材:雷射、機車鏡子 Laser, Mirror
類型:裝置 Installation

「城市不會泄露自己的過去,只會把它像手紋一樣藏起來,它被寫在街巷的角落、窗格的護欄,樓梯的扶手、避雷的天線和旗桿上,每一道印記都是抓撓、鋸銼、刻鑿、猛擊留下的痕跡。」卡爾維諾〈看不見的城市〉裡如此寫道,而在這座山城裡,用熟悉的鏡子端照我們也許忽略的小角落,在白天中鏡框濃縮山勢曲折且層疊的風景如一大寄生體於斷裂的時間沈積山脈裡,而夜裡,當所有燈火逐一亮起,一戶一戶又各自落單於沈沒的歷史中。希望藉著眾人合力利用光線,勾勒出過去巷道燈火通明的情景,也因不同人的參與此微型裝置,使得空間樣貌隨人改變也重新開始人與人、人與空間的關係。
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source: chuangchihwei

“The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows, the banisters of the steps, the antennae of the lightning rods, the poles of the flags, every segment marked in turn with scratches, indentations, scrolls.” Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Similar to this passage, I use mirrors to shine light on the corners of Treasure Hill that we might have overlooked. In daylight the mirror frames the mountain’s convoluted and layered scenery, making it seem like a large parasite living in the fractured time of the massive mountain. But at night, as the village lights slowly come up, each household sinks back into its own history. I hope that as visitors join in shedding light on Treasure Hill, they will make memories of the joyous scene of each illuminated street and alley, and that by participating in this small installation, will transform Treasure Hill and renew their relationships with others and this place.
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Chuang Chih-Wei born in 1986 in Taichung, Taiwan. With a new media art mater of fine art degree from Taipei National University of the Arts and an architecture master from National Chiao Tung University, Chunang’s expertise is the interactive between light and space installation art. The works were inspired from his attention on delicate life experiences. He cares about the inter-relationship between people, objects, space and environment. His background of fine art and architecture duo specialties prompted him to experiment how digital tools and technical materials could be applied on the crossover of new media art and architecture to create some possibilities of collaboration. His honors include: Kaohsiung Award of Merit, Taipei Digital Art Awards Selected work, Mercedes-Benz AVANT/GARDE DIARIES Group show. His works also were exhibited in Hong Kong, Kentong, Beijing, China.