《錯位》數位藝術展 Dislocation

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展期 Exhibition Duration 2015/02/27- 2015/03/22

12:00-20:00 週二至週五 Tue.-Fri.
14:00-20:00 週六至週日 Sat.-Sun.
週一公休

絕對空間 台南市中西區民生路一段205巷11號

策展人│陳蕉
藝術家│賴曉萱、李靜嫻、郭立亭、蔡宇恩、王宥婷、葉承

展覽論述│

Kevin Kelly確實沒說錯,「數位資本主義」的經濟範式已經不再是久久出現一次的徹頭徹尾「變革」(Change),而是永不終止並且持續不斷變衍的「攪晃」(Churn)。但是當人們視這「攪晃法則」為新經濟賴以創新的唯一王道之時,我們是否也該追問:這樣的法則是否終能兌現它所高昂應許的幸福?

君不見惶惶不可終日的人們緊抓著新發明、新介面、新績效指標、…,隨時焦慮不止地自我檢視著是否已跟上時代步履,確認自己是否掌握座標並且安全地將自己置放於系統之內(包括新工具所建造構出的人際網絡)。人們深怕稍一疲竭鬆手失神,就將被無情地拋擲出系統列車之外,從此落入萬劫不復之境。

所以,時時進行一種微調「對位」成了人們的生存必需。

然後呢?然後人們看似獲得了人類文明史上前所未有的安全與保障。只是,一意識到手機沒帶出門,巨大的焦慮立即上身;離開了GPS的覆蓋,便像迷失於蠻荒曠野,彷彿隨時將迷途失航;Facebook一當機,就如同世界就此與之斷絕…。這種對於系統與精準指標的強烈依附需求,是否終將使得人們變得前所未有地脆弱?

面對著數位科技這種已經超越了物質複製衰減、並對於精準調控操縱提供了最大可能的媒體,藝術家如何透過其感性活動,錯位地演譯出數位媒體的脆弱性?「錯位」作為展覽概念,它所希望納藏的,是一種藝術感性對於嚴密系統對位的鬆綁企圖。

Kevin Kelly is indeed right. The economic paradigm of digital capitalism is no longer a thorough “change”, which takes place once in a long while, but an endless and ever-evolving “churn.” Yet, when people regard “the Law of Churn” as the prime law of the new economy, we need to further ask a question: does such a law actually bring joy, as it had amply promised?

Anxious people grip new inventions, interfaces, key performance indicators, etc., while examining incessantly whether they keep abrest of the times – all to ensure they grasp the coordinates of the map by which they can securely position themselves within the system (including the social network constructed by the new tools). People worry that they will be ruthlessly thrown out of the train of the system and fall into condemnation if the grip is loosen.

Therefore, constantly and subtly “calibrate oneself” becomes a survival necessity.

And then? People seem to gain unprecedented security in the history of human civilization. However, as soon as they find out that they are away from their cell phones, they are gripped by anxiety. Once out of the GPS coverage, they feey like getting lost in the wilderness. As soon as the Facebook dies, they feel isolated from the world. Will such strong attachment to system and precise indicator make people vulnerable more than ever before?

Facing digital technology – the media that bypassess the material decay and afford the greatest possibility for precise control and manipulation – how artists “misplacedly” interprete the vulnerability of digital capitalism through their sensitivities. “Dislocation”, as the exhibition theme, seeks to untie the strict systemic control with the artistic sensitivity.