Mansion of the Beautiful

2017

Dimensions variable

Mixed media

 

Designs of collective housing community in Taiwan after the 1990’s often times used architec- tural codes from elsewhere as decorative elements. Interestingly, these codes would sometimes forgot their definitions and transformed into its’ own unique forms.
Residential community could always reflect a variety of ideas and desire on belonging of the community dwellers. Thinking and feelings of the residential community were always projected onto forms. The utilisation of these codes were related to the idea of house as a consumer item. It reflects the consumer’s desire to be in elsewhere, and eventually become the Others.
However, the misappropriated or re-created architectural codes that “look alike” elsewhere causes my confusion and displacement of identity. I could hardly see myself from within, and could not help asking how could I handle the relation between me and the Other.
Mansion of the Beautiful presents the inner space produced from the reflection of oneself towards these housing landscapes. Using the forms of installation and 3D scanning, architectural codes transform into images under the gaze and influences of consumption as well as colonisation structure. It is as if a beautiful illusion, projecting aesthetics and desires of the public, but also create displacement of self identity.

 
 
 
 

美麗莊園

2017

依場地而定

複合媒體裝置

 

 

台灣1990年代後的集合式大廈社區在設計上,常會使用一些他方的建築符碼作為裝飾,有趣的是:這些 符碼有時還會忘卻定義地自行變形,獨樹一格。
居所常常可以呈現地區住民對於歸屬的種種意念與慾望,而它所承載的思緒往往也被投射於形式上:這些符碼的使用和住宅作為消費物件有關,它反映 消費者欲置身他方,甚至最終想要成為他者的那個想望。
然而,住宅上那些被挪用或再創造的「長得像」他方的建築符碼卻使我感到困惑與在認同上有錯亂之感,使難以從中看見自我,也不禁提問該如何處理與他者的關係?
〈美麗莊園〉呈現的便是這些住宅景觀之於自我所產生的內在空間。以裝置與3D掃描的方式,反映在消費與殖民結構的影響下,建築上的符碼在被凝視下成為影像;它有如美好的幻影––投射出大眾的審美與慾望,卻也造成了在認同上的種種錯亂。

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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