Expo/Novae Terrae 新世界 邱杰森、莫珊嵐個展 2022/5/7-6/18

Updated: May 12

《新世界》-邱杰森、莫珊嵐個展

展覽日期|2022.05.07-2022.06.18 展覽地點|双方藝廊 展覽開幕|2022.05.07 (六) 15:00

Novae Terrae – Chiehsen Chiu and Margol Guillemot Solo Exhibition

Exhibition dates|2022.05.07-2022.06.18 Exhibition venue|Double Square Gallery Opening reception|2022.05.07 (Sat.) 15:00

Infomation 連結

双方藝廊將於2022年5月7日至6月18日舉辦藝術家組合邱杰森、莫珊嵐個展-「新世界」。邱杰森與莫珊嵐擅長以數位科技結合人文地理脈絡進行創作,近年來常在各美術館及獎項中脫穎而出,此次展覽是兩位藝術家與双方藝廊的首次合作。同樣是運用科技結合歷史元素,以「新世界」為題,概念發想自十六世紀出版的《東印度水路誌》和其中的大量水手見聞、地方傳說、地圖測繪、海怪描繪等,而展出的作品則包含動力裝置、以3D列印烤漆製作的雕塑、以遊戲引擎製作的類紀錄片動畫,以及透過矽晶圓反射的動畫投影,藉由虛擬世界讓藝術與歷史建立橋樑,並產生異質性的多重對話,使原本的歷史文本轉存到藝術空間中。

本次展覽「新世界」的故事背景源自十六世紀歐洲大航海時代,素材來自法國國家圖書館館藏之1619年法文版《東印度水路誌》,並使用國家太空中心遙測衛星影像作為地景取樣,結合文獻檔案、遙測影像、地圖、地誌等多樣元素,構成一系列跨越歷史、平台和媒介的全球化人文地理圖、誌的創作。文本中的大航海時代不僅是全球化的開端,也將殖民主義擴及全球,包括香料、糖、鹿皮、茶、咖啡等經濟作物均透過遠洋貿易通往國際市場,並且普及至每一個人。

從早期香料、農作物發展到當今的數位網路,在不同時空背景下,人類會對不同物質產生強烈需求與渴望。現今科技時代中,「矽晶圓」遍佈日常生活的各個角落,並將世界透過網絡串連起來主宰世界的運轉。藝術家將現代「矽晶圓」類比為古代「香料」,當今社會中世界各國爭相競逐矽晶圓,就如同當時人們將香料視為珍貴的資源。邱杰森與莫珊嵐以「矽晶圓」作為展覽概念的切入點,作品將虛擬做為真實的「鏡像」,利用反射的方式將矽晶圓投射出來的海怪融入到空間中,同時結合古地圖和現代科技的遙測影像,將不同時代的地圖層層堆疊,使歷史中碎片般的事件重新搭接、串連,並透過海怪的視角,成為另一種描述新世界的方式。


Double Square Gallery is delighted to present Novae Terrae, the solo exhibition of Chiehsen Chiu and Margot Guillemot, which will run from May 7 to June 18, 2022. The artist collective specializes in integrating digital technologies with the context of human geography to create their projects, and has been showcased in various art museums and art prizes in recent years. This solo exhibition marks their first collaboration with Double Square Gallery. Combining technology with historical elements, they draw inspiration from the 16th-century book, Itinerario Voyage ofte Schipvaert naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien, and extensive anecdotes from sailors, local legends, cartographic records, and descriptions of sea monsters in the book. Artworks featured in the exhibition include kinetic installations, 3D-printed sculptures with stoving varnish, animated mock-documentary produced with game engine, and animation projection reflected by silicon wafers, which bridge art and history while producing heterogeneously multilayered dialogues through the virtual world so that the original historical text is transferred to and stored in the space of art.

The background story of Novae Terrae is set in the Age of Discovery of the 16th-century Europe. The artist collective finds their material from the 1619 French edition of Itinerario Voyage ofte Schipvaert naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien, and utilizes remote sensing satellite images from the National Space Organization for landscape specimens, which are then combined with a diverse range of elements, such as archival documents, remote sensing images, maps, and chorographies, to compose a series of globalized maps and chorographies of human geography, which transcend histories, platforms and media. In this very text, the Age of Discovery was not merely the beginning of globalization, but also indicated the spreading of colonialism throughout the world. Economic crops and commodities, ranging from spices, sugar, deerskin, tea, to coffee, were shipped for international markets via ocean trade.

From spices and crops of centuries ago to the modern digital age of the Internet, humans have developed strong demands and longings for different materials. In the current era of technology, “silicon wafer” is used in numerous aspects of our everyday life, and has become a dominant material in this world via the Internet. The artist collective compares modern silicon wafers to the “spices” of ancient times. The competition for silicon wafers in contemporary society is just like how people valued spices as precious resources centuries ago. Using “silicon wafer” as an entry point, Chiu and Guillemot see virtuality as the “mirror image” of reality, and project the images of sea monsters via the reflection of silicon wafers. Meanwhile, by bringing together ancient maps and the modern technology of remote sensing image, they layer maps from different periods to re-connect and string together fragment-like events in history, adopting the viewpoint of sea monsters as an alternative way to depict the Novae Terrae.