「不真實發電廠」莊培鑫、黃彥超雙個展/Unreal Power Plants


展期:20130309(六)-0331(日)
開幕:20130309(六)18:30
座談會:20130330(六)15:30
與談人:陳建北(南藝大教授)、王柏偉(藝評)

「是什麼說不是什麼,不是什麼說是什麼,這是假的;是什麼說是什麼,不是什麼則說不是什麼,這是真的。」- 亞理士多德
透過面對現實的片段,使其成為故事的開始,如同文字接龍遊戲的開始,每次結果總不一樣,在遊戲中,終有回到同樣的詞句裡的經驗。儘管如此,遊戲的規則是可相似,但不得重複。卻因為可以根據的文句,我們熟悉,所以在既有的思考邏輯裡去搜尋足夠符合邏輯的對應字句。

在本展之中,兩位藝術家,在「虛擬」與「真實」兩條脈絡下,看似平行,但卻不斷的重疊在一起;一者將存於生活中習慣的場景、物件與故事,放置入新的邏輯,使「身分」與「空間」的關係,重新在虛擬的對應關係下,成為真實。反之,另一則透過,將真實放大,將「感覺」這種抽象虛擬的經驗,視覺化實體化,將我們日常所看不到的東西變得可辯認,但這種經驗卻真實的上演,卻無法狀擬。
兩者在「虛擬」「真實」中來回穿梭,宛若一座發電廠,我們能知曉此座建築物的功效是製造「電」,而後供給「需求」的物件,使之產生功效,但我們卻看不著「電」的實體為何,只能藉由產生所需的材料,與其作用於物件上的結果,知道其存在。就如同兩位藝術家在想像貫串「材料」與「結果」的過程,在展覽中,
我們看見結果,在一個合情合理的結構,似乎就要被說服了,但卻與以被建構起的知識背景,相互矛盾。又或者,眼前所呈現的是在真實也不過的模型,但在真實的生活之中是無法觸及的,但卻對其無法找出問題,直接與過去經驗結合,如此的交錯下,本展成了中介溝通的平台,源於真實的東西不需要虛擬,只需要模仿和反映,只有現實性不能涉足其中的領域,虛擬才真正發揮自己的作用。 文/李茗哲

“To say of what is that it is not, or of what is not that it is, is false, while to say of what is that it is, and of what is not that it is not, is true.”
–Aristotle
The story starts with facing the truth, just as it closes every time with different endings, like doing Grab on Behind. There are always times during the game to come up with some words that have been said. The same word could not be used twice, but the logic could. That is what we hold on to in order to search the right one.
In this exhibition, two artists seem to share nothing in common against the backdrop of Virtuality and Reality. However, their works of art are intertwined in some ways. One is making his own interpretation of the daily scenes, stuffs, and stories that happen every day by incorporating a new perspective. The relationship between Identity and Space becomes real in a virtual context. The other at the other end of the spectrum extends the reality, trying to visualize the abstract concept of Feelings. Those we can not see in our eyes become identifiable. It is indescribable and nothing but real.
Two artists are coming back and forth between Virtuality and Reality. It is kind of like a power plant that we know it is generating Electricity by processing Necessary materials. We never get to see Electricity but know for sure it exists by witnessing necessary materials and experiencing the final result. Both artists are doing quite the same thing of transforming Materials into Result. Viewers see and believe the result shown in the exhibition, but find it hard to take in at the same time because it is nothing like they have learned so far in their life. Put it in another way. What they see is an out-and-out real model that is in no ways possible in real life and they could not find an answer or past experience they could reflect upon. The exhibition is a platform in between. What comes as real is to be emulated and reflected. No need to be disguised in a virtual form. What comes as unreal on the other hand is to be completed by adding virtual flavors.
翻譯/Raymond Lu