不在反映 | Absence Reflection

2018

实时影像装置 | Realtime Video Installation 

75寸 高清显示器 | 75in HD display

时长: 无限 | Duration: unlimited

 裝置摄影 | Installation view 

《不在反映》为一个三屏程序实时影像装置。装置由三面悬吊于空中的显示器构成,显示器正面向内形成一个正三角空间。影像由程序实时运算生成,无限时长。

作品中三面向内的显示器象征了镜子,它们反射了空间中不具有物理实体的存在——在此称其为”概念世界”。艺术家认为,在物理世界以外,还存在一个概念世界。这个世界没有边界,它可以涵盖一切虚拟空间、想象、知识,等等……,涵盖一切实体物质以外的世界。举例来说:一款网路游戏,或“这片云长得好像大象喔”这一个想法,它们都存在于这个概念世界。概念世界是不可见的,但如果我们尝试以视觉去呈现它的原貌,得出的画面可能是相当抽象的。例如,上文提到的概念——”这片云长得好像大象喔”,这概念以视觉呈现的样貌应该就不会长得很像大象。游戏的本质就是具有特定规则的概念,而电子游戏或任何软件只是将这个概念以人们能理解的图像在电脑上将其可视化罢了。艺术家想象的概念世界是另一个维度的存在,人类几乎无法以三维空间去解释它。它无时无刻地漂流穿过我们的物理世界,与我们穿插重叠。艺术家试图以三面“镜子”去找到《不在反映》这个作品的概念在三维世界中的空间定位:它可能存在于这三面镜子围合成的空间的中心。

 裝置摄影 | Installation view 

Absence Reflection is a three screens realtime video installation. The three screens hung in the space construct a triangular area. The video is infinitely generated in real time by computer program.  

The three inwardly facing screens represent mirrors which reflect immaterial objects - “conceptual world” - in the space. The artist believes that it is a conceptual world beyond the physical one. This world does not have boundaries, and it covers all virtual spaces, imagination, knowledge, etc - everything beyond the physical world. For example, an online game, or the idea “this cloud looks like an elephant”.

The conceptual world is invisible. But we might get quite abstract outcomes if we try to visualize it. For example, the concept above “this cloud looks like an elephant” might not look like an elephant. The essence of a game is a concept with specific rules, computer games or softwares just visualize the concepts for people. 

The conceptual world imaged by the artist exits in another dimension. People can not explain it through three-dimensionality. It incessantly passes through our physical world and overlaps on it. The artist tries to use three “mirrors” to locate the concept of Absence Reflection in the 3D world. Perhaps It exists in the center of the triangular space  constructed by the three screens.

©2020 Hsiung Cheng-Kai (NENGHUO)