2006 10/18 - 2006 12/17

Systems Inside Constructions

In October 2006, OCAC had an exhibition titled “Systems inside Constructions” at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. In questioning body and space, the exhibition look into another form of body in contemporary living - the materiality of bodies. In order to raise awareness for the viewer the changes in our living condition (especially in being immersed in new media technology), the exhibition views from above perspective to look at the relationships between human and material, human and interface, and human and objects. To what degree has it change our sensory experience, and our relationships with materials and technical systems? However, the artist starts with personal bodily experience, deals with and observe how body functions in contemporary world, and how it has an active leading position in this massive transformation. This exhibition researches, in this transformation, how it leads the language of art-making actively. 

 

There are two core concepts in this exhibition. Firstly, how “body” insert into “architectural construction - in text”. In the inserting process, we can see how body can extend the role of a “constructional object” to a “constructional subject”. When constructional subject sits within the interactive relationship of “body-space”, the body itself becomes the basis of exhibiting “spatial” locations. Space also becomes the text of human shape, and the anagram of the body. Secondly, when discussing or describing body, it is not only a metaphor for ordering space. Body schema is also more than a metaphor for spatial relationship. Bodies become the basis for acknowledging contemporary spaces.

 

The artist starts with personal bodily experience, deals with and observe how body functions in contemporary world; and how it has an active leading position in this massive transformation. In these practices, when materiality presents as human body, taking away some clear boundaries, bodies can be released from these cube structures. It becomes another form of “body-object” existence.

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