終身保固-家電羅曼史 |6.16-8.4|臺北數位藝術中心

終身保固-家電羅曼史 |6.16-8.4|臺北數位藝術中心

 

終身保固-家電羅曼史 

展期|6.16-8.4
地點|臺北數位藝術中心
更多資訊|dac.taipei


「研發、實驗、創作、育成、交流」這些熟悉的字串,似乎與展覽借題發揮的主角—家電,不甚相襯,這些字串也彷彿「許你一個未來」似的,瀰漫著前瞻、進步、發明與創新的氛圍,在這充滿科技與人文融合後的新世紀想像裡,家電往往不是最優先出現的「救世」角色,另外家電之於空間的關係,有著「入厝」的意像,回望數位藝術中心,於2009年首度開展,今年透過「終身保固—家電羅曼史」一展,試圖再次「入厝」,重新啟動。
有別於科技史的進步觀,也不同於藝術史的風格分析,針對家電的定義、分類、命名與編年之外,藝術家與家電的關係,先是家電的使用者與消費者,家電才有機會是藝術家數位生活經驗的重要「啟蒙者」,家電做為思考數位經驗的起點,也才能是本展在思考人與日常關係的立論基礎;終身保固也必須在使用者與消費者的「參與」之後,才能衍生出關於身體的時空想像;當保固的概念冠上「終身」一詞的時候,彷彿是愛情非要加上一個一萬年的期限,而終身保固,更是與成住壞空唱反調似的,賦予物件更多人為的「祝福」與「期許」,合理化的「欲望」,讓販賣「未來」成為一個公開的秘密,與屢試不爽的理由—賣家/數位科技永遠忘記當初的信誓旦旦,而買家/日常生活則是永遠學不會的,只選擇自己信的來相信。

集科技與人性於一身的家電,與「不太有科技感的科技」、「推陳出新的貼心實用」,甚至是「揪甘心」的感覺揮之不去,藝術中心的疏離,得以讓藝術家與家電式的思維相遇,順著「終身保固」的廣告式修辭,交織「永恆不敗的經典?」、「千真萬確的凝視?」與「身歷其境的探索?」三個子題,分別探討實用、觀看與身體的關係,以「家電」呼應過去數位藝術中心「研發、實驗、創作、育成、交流」的宗旨,提出故障、誤用、無用、失焦、失控甚至是不便等,在「發明」與「創新」過程中亟欲排除,但無法忽略的現象,終身保固是懷疑上述現象時,最基礎的數位概念起點,適逢政策轉向之際,亦是重新思考文化政策與台灣數位藝術發展的關鍵時刻。

// 策展團隊 //
走路草農藝團

//參展藝術家//朱駿騰、余政達、吳尚洋、張可揚、郭奕臣、陳漢聲、陶亞倫、彭奕軒、蔡玉庭、劉芳一、謝奉珍

//現場表演//張可揚、劉芳一、謝奉珍

//開幕活動//
6/16(六)13:30
開幕座談:陳蕉、劉星佑

//現場演出及演後座談//
7/6(五)14:00-17:00
座談主題:
「為什麼是我?跨領域?不專業?策展與創作的無限和底線」
現場表演:張可揚、謝奉珍、劉芳一
與談人:秦雅君、汪正翔、劉星佑

//工作坊//
7/21(六)14:00-17:00
「終身保固不求人」工作坊
教學講師:臺灣科技大學 社會服務團

Lifetime Warranty – The Romance of Home Appliances
These familiar terms, “R&D, experiment, creation, incubation, and exchange,” seem to correspond with the spotlight of this exhibition—the home appliances. The word string is as if implying “promising one a future,” radiating a forward-looking, progressive, creative, and innovative atmosphere. In such a new century in which technology merges with humanity, home appliances are often not the first “Messiah” that come into mind. The correlation between home appliances and space, in addition, creates an image of “moving into a new home.” Looking back at the development of Digital Art Center, first launched in 2009, this year, through the exhibition, “Lifetime Warranty—The Romance of Home Appliances,” we hope to “move into the new home” again and start anew.
Unlike progressivism in the history of technology and stylistic analysis in art history, we not only list out the definition, classification, naming, and chronicle of home appliances, but also further discuss their relationship with artists. Home appliances must first be used and purchased before becoming the important “enlighteners” of the artists’ digital life experiences. As the basis of digital experiences, home appliances serve importantly as our argument foundation when we are exploring the connection between human and their daily lives for this exhibition. Likewise, lifetime warranty must be “utilized” by users and consumers before breeding the space-time imagination of body. We hence would like to figure out how digital art can be like in the context of “invention” and “innovation”?
Three sub-topics are included— “Undefeatable Classic,” “Real Gaze,” and “Immersive Exploration”— to explore practicality, observation, and body. Under the premise of “home appliances”, we try to inquire into their relationship with digital art. We also bring up malfunction, misuse, uselessness, loss of focus, loss of control, even inconvenience, and other phenomena that should normally be eliminated but remain unneglectable in the course of “invention” and “innovation.” Lifetime warranty is the most primary digital concept when suspecting the above phenomena. Now, at the time of policy change, it is crucial that we rethink the cultural policy and the development of digital art in Taiwan.