Time proved its existence through nature, and human behaviors construct inertia by following the natural laws. Artists peel off our senses toward time and space, chiseling leaks and make us re-evaluate our relationships with time/space in the invalid time/space. “Mathematics represents a world eviscerated of time and phenomenal particularity. It is a visionary exploration of a simulacrum of the world, from which both time and phenomenal distinction have been sucked out. Our causal explanations are steeped in time: the cause precedes the effect. If time were illusory, so would any causal nexus be an illusion. On the other hand, however, if time were real and inclusive to the point of resulting in the mutability of the laws of nature, our causal judgements would lack a stable warrant. Our conventional ideas about causation are confused; they assume that time is real, but not too real.”
In “The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time” by Roberto M. Unger and Lee Smolin, they argued the inevitable entanglement between time and causal relationships. Time includes everything while rubbing away all existences. Yet, it also crushes the homogeneous world without phenomenal distinction cleared out by the mathematical rationality. Such an adorable but troubling character seems to overlap with some dimensions of art. Art always provokes customs and systems of different societies, and the time, causal relationships and regularities of the bodies as well. The exhibition venue is both a chronological treasure box full of stories, and an imaginary space for participants to temporarily abandon any seen or unseen limitations. The artwork operates as a tool of escape, with artists as magicians hiding in the dark, making time/space invalid and opens up a brand new sensual experience even though it may just be a moment.
Chang Nai-Jen creates a drumming device from the image of Shaman drums. Shaman drums is used by the Shamans as a tool of communicating with another world. After the artist changes the device into a kinetic, it also becomes an unmanned ceremony. Tsai Yi-Ting installation the magnetic long running belt to make the screw nut continuously rotate. During the process, the unconventional frictions, waste and tensions lead us to the unpredictable end, as a metaphor of the relationship of every individual and the world one lives in. Patroling through the ventilation system that are invisible to eyes yet effective to senses of bodies, Kou Tak-Leong utilizes strings and laser lights to turn the faint airflow changes visible. The strings also spontaneously change and develop their patterns in an unpredictable way due to the duration of time, the control of ventilation in the natural or artificial way. Lights and shadows are how we measure distances, yet when one enters Lin Shu-Yu’s artwork spaces, the measuring standards start to loose. The swaying of lights shakes the shadows of bodies. The relative positions between bodies and artworks alter spontaneously. Here we are not the dominant one who can control the distance of time.
Born in Macau and lives in Taipei. He is expert in using embedded installations as notifications of the space/environment in which we’re in, creating confrontations by using the structural characteristics of the medias and the spatial elements. He specifically utilizes an uncanny, fragmented approach to re-interpret the spaces in daily life, altering the functions of spaces and people’s experiences for the urban spaces to generate new imaginations. His works mostly use lights as the main media.
Born in Miaoli. He focuses on the fractures and imagination between nature and media, the connection of time and time, and the relationship of materials and the self, are the nostalgia which happen what image encounter the creatures from Chang’s repetitive narration in his works. Chang’s main works consist of video recordings, kinetic installations, and works made of composite materials.
Born in Tainan and lives in Taipei. Along the path, she has developed her art career from painting, sculpture, to new media art, trying to apply the combination of new and old media in the creation of art. She demonstrates her art creation in multiple dimensions, and always holds in mind to care about the relationship between humans and the society, believing that the creation of art is to pursue the antidote for the void of time and space. Her works have been presented in the form of mechanic motion, and extracted a static status of life’s motion. Awarded nationally and also internationally.
Born in Yilan and currently lives in Taipei. Inspired by his comprehension and perception of life experiences, Lin’s artworks tend to transform his sensitive observations on natural and scientific phenomena, and demonstrate the results into different forms such as sensory interactive installation and kinetic art works.
Tak-Leong KOU《Coordinate series—Air conditioner》
Nai-Ren CHANG《Rise and circle the mounds》
Yi-Ting TSAI《An endless history and its laws—Weightlessness》
DIGITAL ART CENTER, TAIPEI
（No.180, Fuhua Rd., Shihlin Dist., Taipei City）
Opening & Guide Tour
Date：2018.12.22 Sat. 14:00-14:30
Date：2018.12.22 Sat. 14:30-16:00
Commentators：Tak-Leong KOU, Nai-Ren CHANG, Yi-Ting TSAI , Shu-Yu LIN
Workshop：Basic Practice of Arduino
Date：2019.01.19 Sat. 13:00-17:00