Reflecting — Dio Wong

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「我看,這裡有千百個被軟禁的焦點,日復日被瀏覽,被高速消費,生存的被遺忘,死亡的被取代,永劫回歸。」──《Reflecting》

本書紀錄了攝影師/新媒體藝術家黃耀霖的個展《園外看》(Zooming Out)的作品。該展覽展出了藝術家花了4年創作、沉澱、整理的一系列於動物園內拍攝的映像。展覽除了關注及思考動物園存在的意義外,他更將關於動物園的想像延伸至當下的生活和社會議題。

該展覽分成兩部份:一系列打印在玻璃鏡子上的映像;以及一組讓觀眾能參與其中的互動感應錄像裝置。他拍下動物的背影,在他的鏡頭下,動物被軟禁著。園內人潮川流不息,卻沒有遊人真的停下來駐足觀看,都是快速地拍照到此一遊。

鏡頭下的另一個焦點,就是那些以假亂真的虛構之境,看似是一個安全的棲身之所,同時是一個受嚴密監控之地。當主流社會都講速度效率,就不自覺被困在一個自以為安穩的領域。

對事物的懷疑、好奇與批判,才是思想自由的呈現。 


 

"In my eyes, there are thousands of confined focuses, be browsed and consumed in high speed day by day; living souls forgotten, deaths substituted, eternal return." —Reflecting

This book records the work in solo exhibition Zooming Out by photographer and multimedia artist Dio Wong. The exhibition presents the artist’s work over four years on a series of images captured inside an animal zoos. In drawing attention to and reconsidering the meaning of zoos, Wong also extends his contemplation to life at present and societal issues. 



The exhibition was divided into two sections: a series of images printed on glass mirrors and a motion-sensitive interactive installation which allowed audience to participate. In capturing the animals from behind, the animals appear trapped whilst people streamed around endlessly to take a quick snap rather than stopping to observe.

Another focal point of Wong’s work is the illusory nature of the environment — a seemingly safe sanctuary is simultaneously a place of strict monitoring. As mainstream society upholds speed and efficiency, perhaps we have unconsciously being trapped in a seemingly stable and secure territory.

Curiosity, suspicion and judgement are the manifestations of freedom of thought.

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Dio Wong

1982年生,於香港理工大學取得數碼媒體學位。他曾參與不同的展覽,如Photography X (2013)、Dozens of Photography Works (2013), Photo Reading Room (2014), 2300-0100 (2014), Relocate . Re:Local (2015)等。目前,他從事新媒體藝術與空間設計工作。

Born in 1982, obtained a degree in multimedia from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Wong has participated in many exhibitions including Photography X (2013), Dozens of Photography Works (2013), Photo Reading Room (2014), 2300-0100 (2014), Relocate . Re:Local (2015) etc. He is currently working in multimedia art and interior design.

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Size: 168 × 230 × 5.7mm
Pages: 52 pages
Binding: Saddle sewn binding
Printing: Offset printing
Publication Year: 2017
Language: English
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 978-988-77930-5-2