陳萬仁 CHEN Wan-Jen
冗餘物語 Redundant Tales
《冗餘物語》 Redundant Tales
Using scaffolds and ladders in a brilliant manner, CHEN Wan-Jen developed a seemingly unfinished indoor construction site that one cannot tell whether it is under construction or demolition. These redundant materials directly exposed the unpolished crudeness of this space. Exhibiting a perfect fusion of light sculpture and moving-image collage, this work magically transformed the physical roughness into a virtual city.
In the shadows is the projection of nonentities’ quotidian activities. The suddenly appearing and redundant city comes from the real world but doesn’t actually exist. Endless possibilities notwithstanding, the city is as much garrulous, humdrum, and picayune as a redundant tale about a mediocre life. Does it apply to the production of art as well? Hidden amidst redundant, fiddling moments of life, art has the potential to transcend and raid the reality.
Treating video art as the point of departure, CHEN Wan-Jen has endeavored to apply images to the fields of spatial installation, theatrical experience, and cross-media cooperation that share the spirit of experimentation. In addition to his works of contemporary art, the artist has collaborated with theaters in image design, thereby showing his profound insights about the present era by means of his video works and moving image experiments.
指導單位 Supervisor｜文化部 Minister of Culture 主辦單位 Presenter｜臺灣當代文化實驗場 Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab