The Dual Double-Channel

LIN Pei-Yao Solo Exhibition

Exhibition Period | 2024/08/10 (Sat.) - 2024/08/31 (Sat.)
Open Hours | Mon.-Sat. 11:00-18:00 (Closed on Sundays and public holidays)
Venue | Hong Foundation (12F., No. 9, Sec. 2, Roosevelt Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei, Taiwan)
Opening Tour | 08/10 (Sat.) 14:30
Talk | 08/17 (Sat.) 14:30-16:00
Speaker | Shen Bo-Cheng (Assistant Professor at NTUA, Curator)

Two Questions

"When do people realize they have two eyes? "
(1)When trying to make cross-eyes.
(2)When holding up one finger but seeing two.
(3)When realizing they can see through the finger.
(4)When looking at their reflection or image.
(5)When one eye is not functioning.
To experience the see-through vision, your own body is the best near object to use.

"How to gaze into both of someone else’s eyes with both of your eyes?"
Some common failed cases include:
(1)Gazing at one of their eyes with both of your eyes.
(2)Gazing at both of their eyes with one of your eyes.
Can a person look at two different things with each eye? (Can both eyes focus on different objects simultaneously?)

When we look, the visual information from both eyes combines to create a single world. Our senses are inherently multi-channel, and our bodies integrate these various channels into a unified perception. Yet, we seldom realize that this "one" is actually composed of multiples. The term "double-channel" originally describes a plural state. Starting from the visual mechanism, this exhibition further embodies its dual characteristics and two-sided nature, by the interaction between bodies and video technology.

“What makes the front of man? His eyes. It is his eyes.” — Laurie Anderson, Songs and Stories from Moby Dick (1999)

Through media, a multi-channel body further multiplies its perceptions. Consequently, an individual’s self-awareness also transforms. Using “Double-Channel I” and “II” as the beginning and end, LIN Pei-Yao explores new types of relationships through bodily perception, between individuals and themselves, as well as between individuals, in an era mediated by technology.