單頻道錄像裝置 video installation
A 3D printer appeared in a virtual driving view. It is printing, or painting a road by splitting the image. The printer keeps moving back and forth and the road keeps growing, but our “bodies” don’t seem to move forward while we’re staring at the view. A double arrow road sign appeared halfway through, but there is only one way still.
The only “real” things in this image is the 3D printer. That model of the “road” first existed in my mind and my computer, printed out then being recorded immediately, finally existing in the image.
Eventually, it seems that the “road” could have actually arrived the moon, or it could be a forever-forthcoming journey. The vanishing point could be anywhere, or we could say it is just a fictional end. After Georges Méliès and Neil Armstrong, though my body was just staring but not moving forward, though the contradictory sign kept reminding me something, though the “road” is not even a real road... Sentimentally, in my subconscious, I still think that I’m really there, on the moon. Just like I stared at the screen as if my body is inside that world.
Virtual corporeality is about belief and cognition, not only about immersion.
I tried to describe a type of body which moves back and forth between physical and virtual. While I was staring at that embodied and disembodied road as if seeing my virtual body from remote space, I think I am right there, too.
靜態攝影記錄 朱淇宏／動態影像紀錄 蔡高來河
photographic recording Chu Chi-Hung
video recording KO LAIHE
A WORK BY Lin Pei-Yao