In the process of art-making will always leave some residues, some are the rest of the materials, while others are disposable residues. The remaining materials are frequently left behind because reluctance to throw away, but afterwards, they generally have been maintained in a state of being dumped, and whenever we need to use the material, will always choose to buy a new one again. Also in the residue, I see some new possibilities, so I retained it. In this exhibition, I am not trying to do any productive operation, but to exhibit the three kinds of remaining materials which had been often used in the process of art-making before. Including the other two kinds of residues which was discarded by my friends. Each residue has different quantities depending on what I have collected or selected. I maintain them without doing any modification, nor giving any functionality, what I only do is to change the color for detaching them from the daily sense. In the exhibition, the residues are placed directly in the gallery space, some are hung on, and some are laid on the ground. Moreover, each material has a speaker, the sound of the producers describing the relationship between them and the material will have been broadcasting. The materials are including woods, styrofoam, motorcycle parts, resin and bonito flakes. They are just like any usual object on the sidewalk, cannot be taken for granted.
Izumo VS Shen Yuan
“Izumo VS Shen Yuan” is the general term for my art works in the recent years.
“Izumo” is the original place of the ancient Japanese myths and legends, and “Shen Yuan” is the passing through location to Tainan National University of the Arts. Therefore I fabricated a war there, and let myself be involved in it. Furnished with some heavy equipment, weapons and riding-horse, I’m invincible. The team seemed to be getting ready for battle, but showed no feeling. It may be the reason of the internal self and the external social environment fighting against each other in the inner world.
We are in the happy times of utilitarianism nowadays, and our hearts have already turned numb in the situation completely free of guards. So let us entirely become a machine! Keep producing objects as components without any emotions, words and function, and at last combine together to become fantastic battle partners. Using the empty-shell-like fictitious surface, we should try to respond to the powerful consumer society and the material culture in the real world.
LIN Chien-Chih CV
2013 Graduate from Tainan National University of the Arts Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts
2008 Graduate from Taipei National University of the Arts School of Fine Arts
2015 I LOVE YOU NICE TO MEET YOU, Howl Space, Tainan
2012 Izumo VS Shen Yuan, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei
2011 Wander Maru, Artpark, Hsienchu
2015 Seeing from Wood-Tainan International Wood Art Exhibition, Tsung-Yeh Art and Cultural Center, Tainan
2015 Wheel×Will, Crane Gallery, Kaohsiung
2014 The Great Scenery, Absolute Space for the Arts, Tainan
2013 LOVE LOVE:Animamix Biennale 2013-14, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung
2013 NEXT ART TAINAN, Tainan
2012 2012 New Perspective Art in Taiwan ~ 3D Creation Series selected
2011 When crocodile swallow the time, REC, Tainan
2011 Born! Boom!, CMP BLOCK, Taichung
2011 Damn it！The Wonder！, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei
2010 2010 New Perspective Art in Taiwan ~ 3D Creation Series selected
2009 Kaohsiung Award selected
2016 Makurazaki International Art Award Exhibition Mayor Award
2016 Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award Selected
2011 New Taipei City of Art Exhibition Group of Sculpture No. 1
2009 Kaohsiung Award selected
2015 Tsung-yeh Artist Village
EXHIBITIONS AT CRANE GALLERY