2004 12/18 - 2004 12/30

Technology Art

Technology Art 2004: Image. Transfer. Interaction. Surveillance” was a show by invitation with above four parts, working together with arts and new technology in practice.


I - Image: technology arts often explore the forms and qualities of images combining technology based machines. To support the re-representation of images we often have to work the computer as an engineer. While constructing, the intervention of tools and new softwares development, and the complex machine languages and image formation become the subject of artmaking.   


II - Internet transfer: art presentation now emphasizes on the contemporary of its information. Technology art in 1060s already explored the system of internet transfer. From this history, the transfer in visual and linguistic content makes these artworks leaning towards the field of conceptual art.


III - Interface interaction: in cross-disciplinary with unspecified materiality in the current contemporary art, audience interaction with the artwork had been introduced. Like the inter-connecting relationship in audience being viewers and being viewed, the interfaces such as mirroring / projecting images, sporting and space-time crystallisation become artistic languages. The objects and the machines (ex. screens) they exist in co-create a realistic and phantom-like space. They explore the artistic languages of machine / system, body, time, and space....


IV - Live surveillance: in our everyday lives, when we face (directly) the image machines (television), the subjects transfer in mono direction in the act of viewing. However, in this work, artists propose a (non fictional) realistic documentation of the viewer as (subject) performers…. With the function of live surveillance media, artists provide a fresh viewing experience dealing with the multiplicity of time and space.


  • 2004 04/14 - 2004 04/20

    Traverse - a Chen Chia-Jen exhibition

    In recent work, the use of images is the most noticeable. The features of this medium created more gaps for exploration in its slim and non-physical form. From the movements in history, the use of found objects and site based installations has destroyed many sensory formations within the frame of paintings.

  • 2000 05/07 - 2000 05/15

    Art Base - New Form II −(54.5M × 4.5M × 9M)

    Art Base - New Form II was curated for Hua-Shan Art & Culture Park, titled with the physical room measurement of (54.5M × 4.5M × 9M) in the ex-beer factory space, adding a minus sign in front. The curatorial form sits outside of having an exhibition themed with social values or some kind of literary framework.

  • 1999 06/16 - 1999 07/30

    Art Base - New Form I

    This is the first curated show as part of the OCAC series, in 1999. The new generation artists’ works presented in this show is not only to understand the plastic art subject in the field of arts, but also to connect the internet practices in their everyday living conditions. This condition is immersed in their everyday lives and ways to think, and at the same time formed in their art practices.