展覽簡介 | About the Exhibition

將台灣歷史上三個不同時期、且具有集體記憶的名詞去除脈絡之後,重新書寫、倒裝為三個一組非典型的神話預言:《台灣之光》、《經濟奇蹟》與《福爾摩沙》。

第一部 台灣之光

台灣之光這個名詞的出現揭露了一個很弔詭的現象,似乎台灣之於世界的關係一直處在黑暗的洞窟之中,尚未被文明發現的狀態。於是乎葡萄牙人驚呼的福爾摩沙,穿透了這名為世界的黑暗迷霧,成了最早的台灣之光。而台灣之光做為第一部作品的主軸,正是在闡述這種無能為力的自卑感,社會集體追求的成功與優越感,最終否定了其自身的存在,造就了一場名為台灣之光的災難。

第二部 經濟奇蹟

以台澎金馬關稅領域作為一個經濟實體,是台灣現今被世界承認的方式之一。戰鬥之城第二部的影像內容將會以經濟奇蹟為主軸,描述名為「台灣之光」的核子災變之後,台灣被聯合國以BOT(Build-Operate-Transfer)模式託管,讓一個名為JJ企業的公司進駐進行重建,將台灣轉型成為規畫用來賺取外匯的經濟特區「新福爾摩沙」。故事中的「新福爾摩沙」亦被投資者稱為經濟農場,以農場集中營的概念,豢養著被稱為經濟動物(Economic Animal)的福爾摩沙人,能夠為投資者提供各種服務。

第三部 福爾摩沙

在未來高等人類移民太空之後,剩下的人類則進入了文明失落的世紀。
這些被遺留在地球的靈魂在失去時間的沙洲上不斷輪迴,成了連接過去與未來的銜尾蛇。

Three nouns that refer to three historical stages of Taiwan and evoke collective memory are decontextualized and rewritten, rearranged into three unorthodox fables: Battle City 1 The Glory of Taiwan, Battle City 2 Economic Miracle, and Battle City 3 Formosa.

One: Battle City 1 The Glory of Taiwan

The appearance of the term "glory of Taiwan" points to an eerie phenomenon where Taiwan’s relationship with the world seems to be in a constant state of darkness, awaiting the dawn of civilization. The "Formosa" that the Portuguese spoke of broke through the mist of the world, becoming the first light and glory of Taiwan. As the theme for the first series, the works speak to helpless low self-esteem and explore whether the collective pursuit of success and superiority has in fact led to the denial of the self and a disaster, all in the name of "glory of Taiwan."

Two: Battle City 2 Economic Miracle

One of the ways Taiwan is currently recognized by the world is as the economic entity "The Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu." Battle City 2 Economic Miracle centers around the economic miracle and describes a scenario where Taiwan is handed over to the United Nations in the form of BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) after a nuclear disaster named "Glory of Taiwan." The reconstruction of Taiwan falls into the hands of a company called JJ Enterprise, which transforms Taiwan into "New Formosa," a special economic zone designed for earning foreign exchange. The "New Formosa" in the narrative is referred to by investors as an economic farm, evoking the concept of a farming concentration camp with "Formosans" treated as economic animals in providing various services to investors.

Three: Battle City 3 Formosa

After more advanced humans have migrated into space, those who are left behind enter an age of lost civilization.
Souls that are left on Earth reincarnate endlessly in a sandbank of lost time, transforming into ouroboros that connect the past and future.

《敘事線》張立人個展
"Narrative Thread", CHANG Li-Ren Solo Exhibition
2022.10.17 - 12.30
週一至五11:00-17:00,國定假日休展 | Mon. - Fri., 11:00 to 17:00, Closed on National Holidays
藝文中心 5F 藝文空間(大廳往上一層樓)
Art Gallery, 5F of NCCU Art & Culture Center (One floor above the lobby)

開幕暨導覽 | Opening Reception & Artist Guide
2022.11.03
(四) 18:00-18:50 | Thu. 03. Nov. 2022
藝文中心 5F 藝文空間
Art Gallery, 5F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
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開幕講座:沒時間解釋了,快點上車! | Opening Lecture: No Time to Explain. Get in the Car!
2022.11.03
(四) 19:30-21:30 | Thu. 03. Nov. 2022
藝文中心4F ART HUB
4F ART HUB, NCCU Art and Culture Center
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開幕講座 開幕暨導覽