迷音巫世代

witch Generatio 

 2019  Ongoing

Photography and Documents, Mobile Installation dimension variable ​​

攝影與文件、行動裝置

尺寸依空間尺寸而定

人若不整理自己的歷史,就無法確定自己站在哪  ​若整個社會都不整理,這個社會就會進入一個沒有集體連結躁鬱自卑的狀態,明明每個人都經歷過,卻集體忘記。

“If people do not sort out their own history, they ca n’t determine where they stand. If the whole society does not sort out, this society will enter a state without collective connection, irritability, and inferiority. It is clear that everyone has experienced but collectively forgotten. ..”​

 

—  李維菁

 

Liu yi Chun劉怡君

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“如果抽象的想像

沒有記錄下來也許就不存在。”

“如果抽象的想像沒有記錄下來也許就不存在。”

女巫舉起閃亮魔法棒
我的想像像孔雀一樣
帶我飛翔,飛過生活的高牆
舞台被聚光燈打得透亮
心發出迴響,凌空跳耀
複本與我同在一個時態膠囊

拍攝在台灣出生的青年肖像,七、八年級影像紀錄,對於自我定位的想像博鬥
身體實踐在服裝、動漫角色、文化符號,共同建置關係進行著巫的書寫。

過去我的青少年時期成長於台灣九零年代末,這個階段正是台灣社會處於政治經濟劇烈變動的時期,在1987年解嚴之後權威鬆綁,台灣逐進入一個民主化的新時代,然而我們的生活不斷的受到傳統觀念及收外來文化的衝擊,並經歷世界由類比踏入數位全球化的時代,媒體同時帶動整個台灣社會主流文化的高峰。
戒嚴後的社會仍存在著矛盾衝突,然而這份多元自由開放的社會凸顯了缺乏自我完善的體制缺陷與革新觀念,生長在這一個青黃不接的世代,於此同時,而我深深的被次文化群體所展現的異想色彩所吸引,他們各自獨立於主流文化之外運用自身想像力成為一種精神性的抵抗;Street Fighter 、DC漫畫英雄人物、來自日本的動漫人物,以及刺青、具有女性化特徵的偽娘。透過變裝傳達內心的認同 在相機觀景窗謹慎細膩的凝視之下我關注他們所展現的主體意識、想像的場域,我以肖像為媒介為他們寫下一種關於主體展現的精神,我試著用相機觀景窗捕捉介於被攝者與模仿角色之間博弈。可湊出一個諸神國般的世界網路是自由可擷取自我想像的場域。
這群人走在熙熙台北的街道上引起的奇觀。他們扮演角色之間的悖論關係,我嘗試拍攝這張照片。我意識到,令我著迷的是城市與野外的融合-有時是情緒豐沛猶如跳舞一樣,有時是放空和出神。我決定專注於肖像。我會和其中一位表演者一起在灣城市漫遊,我們從一個城市到另一個城市旅行,穿梭新舊交替建築間,這些圖像揭示了一個人與他出生地的聯繫。
透過電影、動漫、流行歌曲與大眾文化深深滲入台灣新一代人的價值觀,並讓他們在一起形成了一個群體,台灣與其它亞洲歐美國家享有同樣脈動文化串流,美國與日本影響至深經過電影、動漫、流行歌曲與大眾文化深深滲入價值觀,好萊塢文化產業與美國流行搖滾樂,延續二次戰後 美國崛起,美式搖滾精神與日式二次元流行文化對1980後出生的高度感染力,成為好幾代人的集體記憶,姿態及語言潛移默化了多元而繽紛的想像,徹底在變裝上釋放,試著用相機觀景窗捕捉那個介於主體與角色之間,對著鏡頭展現自我真實的一面,更是屬於傳統、屬於文化,屬於每一個人賴以卻往往缺了一半
「自我」。不同國家和民族的文化和歷史交融在一起,在不確定的未來面前,成為好幾代人的集體記憶。

witch Generatio 2017-2020

I grew up as a teenager in Taiwan during the period of dramatic political and eco-nomic change in society in the late 1990s. After the lifting of martial law in 1987,Taiwan entered a new era of democratization. Yet our lives have been under con-stant influence from traditional mindsets and foreign cultures, experiencing theworld's transition from analog to digital globalization, with media serving as thedriving catalyst of mainstream culture for the whole of Taiwanese society.

 

Society post martial law is still marked by conflicts and contradictions. Neverthe-less, this pluralist democracy and open society highlight the shortcomings of asystem that lacks self-improvement and the concept of innovation. Growing up inthe generation that suffered states of temporary shortages, I was fascinated by theuniqueness of subcultures. They each use their imagination as a form of spiritualresistance to be independent of mainstream culture: Street Fighter, DC comicbook heroes, Japanese anime characters, tattoos, and feminine pseudo-girls.They conveyed their inner identities through cosplaying. Under the careful anddelicate gaze of the camera's view, I focused on their presentation, subjective con-sciousness, and imaginary scenes using the medium of portraiture to express the
spirit of the subject. Trying to capture the game between the subject and the imita-
tor with the camera's view. A world is like the kingdom of gods, a free space creat-
ed in the imagination.

 

This group walking down the crowded streets of Taipei caused a spectacle. I triedto capture the pictures of the paradoxical relationship between the charactersthey played. I realized what fascinated me was the harmony between the city andthe wild - sometimes being a wild dance of emotions, other times being emptyand out of focus. I decided to focus on portraits. I'd be roaming the cities with oneof the performers, traveling from city to city, going through old and new buildingswith these images revealing a person’s connections to his birthplace.

 

The title of our story - YOUNG GUNS - was taken from a youth school comic pub-lished in Taiwan in 1991. This element is closely related to the development ofTaiwanese comics. Through movies, animation, pop songs, and popular culture,the values of the newer generations in Taiwan have been deeply infiltrated form-ing a community where cultures and histories of different countries and nationali-ties have blended together becoming the collective memory for several genera-tions in the face of an uncertain future.