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Taipei Arts Awards - Taipei Fine Arts Museum

2010 / Taipei Taiwan

The Kaleidoscopig Farm

Documentary VI
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˙Flower World

While I feed the pigs in the pig farm, my previous experience has been teaching me how much portion I should give to the pigs. If the baby pigs eat too much, they will have diarrhea problem. If the mother pigs eat too much, they will a difficult delivery. Every time after I finish my feeing work, those pigs will follow me with their tails waging, as if they are asking for more to eat. That is how I come up with this connection.

This documentary features the pigs wagging tails. I rotate the shots at various angles. By doing that, I start wondering what moving patterns I can create with these pigs in different colors. The flowers are bloom, closing, opening up, and withering. Elegant but short, the circle of life is visualized into the wallpaper-like patterns.

From the pigs’ tails to the flowers, and from the flowers again back to the pigs’ tails, their interlacing relationship invite viewers to think about how many fancy “patterns” we need to deal with the outer world. Do we really need to decorate ourselves like the gift wrap to survive in the world? How we value the beauty of the surface is imposed by the symbol system. What do we bring to the world? And what does the world know about us because of these fancy patterns? In whose name we are completing this process? We are making our great effort to ornate everything, for what?

萬花筒豬舍

紀錄片VI - 討好˙花世界

 在豬舍養豬的時候,就算如何地辛苦,看著牠們一日日越來越肥胖的模樣,肥肥的屁股搖著尾巴,勞苦的豬舍工作好像也不純然是為了自己的生活,牠們的成長跟快樂彷彿才是最重要的,我的情緒隨著起伏。不知不覺中,我對他們產生許多的聯想,牠們搖著尾巴,似乎是表達某種情緒。

 本作品特寫豬隻尾巴搖擺的鏡頭,剪輯翻轉而成,在當中我中思索豬尾巴構成的動態圖騰,花開、花闔;綻放、枯萎。花朵優雅且短暫的生命週期圖像,美化了背後的動機,花柔美的舞蹈性動作明明白白,卻又如夢似幻,更掩蓋掉政治正確性的陽剛氣息企圖。

 從豬尾巴出發到花,從花到豬尾巴,這一系列的交互錯置中,我期待觀者隨著畫面搖尾巴也跟著起舞微笑,也期待觀者從這尾巴花世界連結到現實世界中的”花世界”,面對世界究竟需要多少的花樣來裝扮、來包裝?因為外在的美麗而被強植的符碼價值,我們究竟對這個世界做了什麼,而世界又因為這些花樣包裝而體悟到我們什麼?過程中,又是誰藉誰之名,又是為了什麼而不斷翻土蓋天,無與倫比造花精心規劃的包裝開端又是為了什麼?