Sol 日畦,2018

I was commissioned by the 2018 Tainan International Foto Festival to create an outdoor installation that incorporates photography. This series, titled Sol, is a response to the quality of sunlight during the summer months in southern Taiwan. The images on the canvases accentuate a common predicament of photographing under bright light—the camera only captures parts of the subject that is being photographed. Similarly, the brightness often prevents the human eye to fully perceive its surroundings. The form of the installation draws inspiration from the open and yet concealed landscapes of rural Tainan. On site, the sunlight interacts with the installation and reveals the images on the canvases to different degrees.  

我在2018年受到臺南國際攝影節的邀請,製作了這套名為〈日畦〉的戶外影像裝置作品。它的靈感來自臺南夏日熾烈的陽光,以及麻豆與鄰近區域的田園地景。在強光下拍攝的照片,經常會因為反差過大而使部分內容無法顯現。作品的影像內容正是在田野當中利用此一光線條件所拍下的果樹與植栽。裝置的形式設計是藝術家對農村既開闊又隱蔽的景觀特質所做的詮釋,再進一步運用帆布材質本身可反映當地光照變化的特性,表現「見」與「不可見」的觀看經驗。