吳燦政 WU Tsan-Cheng
2021, audiovisual installation, dimensions variable
Existing in deep silence, trees tend to perform multiple functions (e.g., filtration, cooling, and even habitat) against the mercurial air flow. The varieties and configurations of trees in parks have also metamorphosed into the city’s distinctive natural ecology. Moreover, the controllable and unpredictable events of all stripes have mirrored the state of urban culture development.
Park is the most abstract concept in urban planning. It is not only a public space in response to urban development, but also a place for coordination and dialogue. Treating parks as specific sites in the city, the artist has offered considerable observations on them by photographing the trees in parks and compiling the files of his “Taiwan SoundMap Project” that he has undertaken for years. The work Park reveals the city’s planning, discipline, and many lives embedded in line with local circumstances. A park has a Janus-faced nature of publicness and privacy, where sounds implicitly suggest the ever-changing phenomena of urban culture development.
藝術家介紹 About the Artist
吳燦政 1973 年生於臺灣雲林，2009 年萌生製作《臺灣聲音地圖》的構想，以十年的時間足跡遍及臺灣各地，實地集錄聲音並整合 Google Maps 地圖定位功能，完整呈現聲音的內容在時空變化過程中的差異與現象，讓觀者在聲音體驗中思考自身與生活環境的關係。
WU Tsan-Cheng was born in Yunlin, Taiwan in 1973. In 2009, WU conceived the idea of "Taiwan SoundMap Project," and planned to spend a decade visiting numerous locations in Taiwan to record and collect sounds. The project has also been integrated with the positioning function of Google Maps to fully represent the variations and phenomena in audio content in the changing time and space. Through his sound maps and what they have reflected, audiences are encouraged to contemplate on the relationship between their lives and the living environment in the sound experience.
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