浮光掠影-捕捉
Catching
1件3D立體蝴蝶投影,2件垂直蝴蝶投影,15件光柵蝴蝶影像標本,3D動畫,偏光眼鏡,白手套,投影機,光柵片,電腦,感光螢幕,冷光片
300x400x300 cm 暗室,28 x 33 x 3 cm (each),光柵標本 x 15
台北當代藝術館 2004
贊助單位:台北市政府文化局,金楊科技有限公司,愛爾得資訊股份有限公司

這作品乃由三個相關的創意所組成:1、以雙投影將成群的3D蝴蝶投影於入口的正視牆面上,當觀眾戴上立體偏光眼鏡時,一隻隻美麗栩栩如生的蝴蝶就立體的呈現在眼前。2、為了滿足人類想觸摸捕捉蝴蝶的心態,我建立了兩座假花圃,花圃的正上方(天花板)投影出蝴蝶的影像,當觀眾戴上白手套伸出手時,蝴蝶影像即呈現在手面上。這是可與觀眾互動的作品,而達到真實與幻象的趣味性,尤其在漆黑的暗室中,觀眾看到立體蝴蝶,又能試著去捕捉牠們,以滿足一種擁有的慾望。

人類捕蝶之後就想將美麗的蝴蝶做成標本加以保存,我以壓克力做成如「螢幕」的造型,再打上冷光的LED燈做為科技蝴蝶的「標本」意象,而蝴蝶並非是實物,乃是由3D影像結合光柵板所創作出來的立體且具動態的影像。另外,每一標本皆有編號,猶如一個被實驗的物體,在被銷毀後儲存如標本般的供人欣賞悼念。

這系列的作品乃再次強調人類若不珍惜大自然,總有一天只能欣賞、捕捉、悼念曾擁有的「真實」,而取而代之的卻是一種幻象、幻影的虛擬實境。因此反諷的是:「蝴蝶標本」也是假(幻影)標本,雖然生動美麗卻只是科技產品。另外,又猶如以眼鏡看到的3D立體蝴蝶,雖栩栩如生,但卻是藉著高科技的媒介(3D動畫、雙投影、特殊螢幕、偏光眼鏡)所產生的一種錯覺(虛擬實境);又猶如白手套上的蝴蝶影像,以為可以捕捉之,但卻只是影像短暫的乍現與停留,這其實也凸顯出科技帶給人類的一種不真實感與短暫性,過程中雖然誘人,雖引人入勝進入一種虛幻的世界裡,但當步出這空間後,因為無法擁有真實,就會陷入一種失落、患得患失、真假錯亂的情境。因此,「捕捉」其實是反思:「真的能『捕捉』到甚麼嗎?」









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This exhibition is a continuation of my 'Back to Nature' Series with a rather bold attempt by using the entire darkroom to present a new concept. Together, three related installations in the darkroom are: (1) On the wall opposite the entrance is shown the "Virtual Reality" image of a group of butterflies in 3D Polarized Projection System. By wearing 3D glasses the audience can experience the pleasure of catching butterflies. (2) One artificial garden with images of butterflies projected has been created to satisfy human beings' desire to touch and catch butterflies on hands with white gloves. It interacts with the audience to achieve a certain degree of interest, but what they can see and touch is in fact an illusion. (3) 15 specimens of "Virtual Butterflies" are hanged and displayed between other two installations. It was the common human behavior after one catches a butterfly will turn it into specimen. I therefore used Lenpicular Lens, Electroluminescent and acrylic boards to make 15 pieces of "Virtual Butterfly Specimens". It is to bring up the question of when "Butterflies" and "Specimens" become a sort of illusion one day, what happens to the environment we actually live in?

This series, again, emphasizes the previously existing "Reality" that eventually will only be able to be admired, captured, and mourned one day if human beings don't start to cherish Mother Nature. What will they have in the end? An illusion and virtual images I have created to make the point that those beautiful and lifelike butterflies are only the technological products after all. Although the 3D butterflies appear to be as real as life through a pair of glasses, they are nothing but a trick of the senses (Virtual Reality) produced by means of so-called 'Hi-Tech' including 3D animations, Polarized Projection System, Polarized glasses, etc. The entire process is quite alluring and leads the audience into some visionary wonderland but the audience will get hit by a situation of feeling lost as soon as walking out of the space because nothing they can catch.