PO-TING LEE

李 柏廷

Obtruction

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Po-Ting LEE is a Taipei-born new media artist. He has an almost incurable condition of Thalassemia and this is the main context for his creations. LEE studied sculpture in the Taipei National University of The Art. His works then were chiefly kinetic/installation and as well as sound works. LEE is currently studying at the Graduate Institute of Arts and Technology in Taipei National University of the Arts. In his work, he attempts to combine kinetic installations and sound.

In 2011, LEE and his friends formed the interdisciplinary art group XOR. The group created an interdisciplinary interactive performance and performed at the opening ceremony of the 6th Taipei Digital Art Festival. Since then, they have been collaborating with various choreographers and fashion designers, and still seeking for new collaborators to extend the possibilities of their art.

About obstruction:

Due to a congenital disease,
I need blood transfusions to live.
About 80% of my blood is not made by myself.
I can’t balance my physiological functioning by myself.
So I must receive blood transfusions regularly.
I need to refresh my red blood regularly;
but I will also be damaged during the transfusions.
But this is the only way that I can live.

I am observing our living environment through my body.

We are living in a time of media and technology,
every day, there are big changes in technology.
Cell phones becomes smart phones,
which we need to scan QR codes.
Technology changes faster & faster,
and we are forced to renew ourselves.
People think that the new technology must be better than the old,
but we can’t use new softwares without new systems,
We are giving up the way we used to live,
while we are forced to choose between ever fewer options;

There are two sides to one coin.