政大藝中以「刺青：身體記事本」為2022年度學期駐校藝術計畫主題，以「身體圖像化－圖像身體化」及「身－心轉譯」為主要概念，前者聚焦「將身體的記憶，以書寫、繪畫等方式，將內在轉譯成身體圖像。」承此脈絡，侯俊明以《刺裸 : 國王的新衣》為題，以身體圖訪談創作為本展進行延伸性的發表。
NCCU Arts and Culture Center's theme for the 2022 art residency is "Tattoo: The Story of You," which centers around the concept of "The Body as an Image, Images as the Body" and "Interpretations Between the Mind and Body." The former features "interpreting memories and inner states into images on the body through methods such as writing and painting." HOU Chun-Ming's The Emperor's New Clothes aligns with this concept and explores the topic through his body maps interview project.
Since 2014, HOU has successively completed the body maps interview project on almost 70 people. The interviews have materialized into works that are categorized into three series: "Man Hole," "Man Paddle," and "Female Island," and have been showcased at exhibitions including Shanghai's "Body Practice: The Self in the Body of the World" exhibition in 2016, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Taiwan Biennial "The Possibility of an Island," Tunghai University's "Knead and Gain" solo exhibition, MOCA's "Spectrosynthesis - Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now" in 2017, Mizuiro Workshop's "Body Festival" in 2019, and the "Mulan, Make Up!" exhibition in Los Angeles. In each display, HOU presents the works in varying curatorial and spatial arrangements with hopes of touching viewers of different spaces and times.
HOU stated, "The body maps interview project explores our desires, yearnings, and pursuits. It is about memories, secrets, and the clandestine gaze." The body maps interview project also reveals the fact that how we face the most selfish side of ourselves is impacted by the values of society and the time we live in. As body maps is about to enter NCCU, HOU realizes two interesting points in terms of time: one is that the first group of body maps interviewees was approached in 2014 when they were the same age as the current students of NCCU; the second is that a high percentage of the interviewees of HOU's project are now around the same age as the parents of the NCCU students today. Around ten years ago, these people were attracted by the announcement on HOU's Facebook page and applied to participate in the project. Based on the two points in time, what ideas will HOU's body maps interview project inspire among a generation of young people that have experienced sexual enlightenment at an earlier age, a more widespread awareness of bodily subjectivity, and are highly dependent on social media and the internet?
To some extent, both the body maps interview project and tattoos are attempts to express and pursue the "true self," while the project's uniqueness allows strangers to be willing to share their deepest secrets. The final images may not necessarily be direct depictions of the secrets; instead, they are integrations and transformations of the life experiences of the tattoo artist. We hope this two-month body maps art residency will encourage more discussions and "lead to continued discourse that inspires self-awareness and self-redemption."
"The Needled Flesh: The Emperor's New Clothes", HOU Chun-Ming Solo Exhibition
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)
藝文中心 5F 藝文空間
Art Gallery, 5F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
藝文中心 4F ART HUB
ART HUB, 4F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
藝文中心 8F 813活動室
Room 813, 8F of NCCU Art & Culture Center