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萊特兄弟

Wright Brothers

Artist

Nam June Paik

萊特兄弟

創作者

白南準

Mixed media/173 x 403 x 56 cm/1995

複合媒材/173 x 403 x 56 cm/1995

白南準把一系列的電視機組合在一起,轉化成飛機的形式,更精確的說,是萊特兄弟發明的飛機。白南準對科技的熱情,就好比萊特兄弟對人類飛翔的信念。萊特兄弟這兩位科技先鋒都深深了解機械運作的系統模式,以及邏輯的限制,因此刺激了他們的想像力。一般人認為電視機都是獨立的盒子,而白南準戲謔的解構這個常模看法,要大家跳脫這個盒子思考;他靠著這種理論建構他藝術呈現的利基,用新媒體科技表現出想像、真實、荒謬的整體。

The collection of television monitors is spawned into the form of an airplane through expressive metamorphosis, and for further accuracy, into the form of the first aircraft invented by the Wright brothers. His virtuoso in technological enthusiasm possibly parallels the Wright brothers’ fervency in the belief that a man could fly. These two pioneers of “technology” both acquired an understanding of the systematic mode of activities and limits of logic that spurred their creative enthusiasm. Through the playful liberty in compartmentalizing the norm’s recognition of a television as a solitary box, Paik’s literal action in “thinking outside the box” has constructed his unique niche for utilizing new media technology as a tool for displaying a synthesis of the imaginary, reality and absurdity.

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