王湘靈《快要降落的時候》Take Me Somewhere Nice
▍限量400冊 Limited edition of 400
本書為王湘靈2020年於台北市立美術館所舉行的「快要降落的時候 Take Me Somewhere Nice」個展專刊，其中收錄了展覽影像作品，及藝術家於展覽期間在展場拍攝再製的影像。本書採套繩裝訂，折疊分為內外兩面，讓觀者在閱讀時除了左右翻，亦有正反、部分及全幅等不同的閱讀方式。
At the age of six, I went on a trip with my parents to a seashore. I piled up sands on the beach on my own as my parents sat and rest on a bench at my back. Fifteen minutes later, I turned back. My parents, the row of benches on the beach, and everything disappeared. Such strange memory with no reference thus strings up some parallel imaginations.
Unfolded with the experience of space-time conversion at the beach in the childhood, the fissures in the personal experience and in mind are transformed into the moving process between “dream” and “reality” via reconstruction and imagination of the places in the past events. As the world evolves and establishes different means to viewing and experience recognition, where are we exactly, the imagined reality or the realistic reality? In the event of a change in the material interface, is there a difference between “presence” and “absence”? Will the recollection accumulated in time end up a liquid dream eventually?
This album is the collection of Take Me Somewhere Nice, Hsiang-Lin Wang’s solo exhibition at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in 2020, in which the exhibited image works as well as images recaptured and reproduced by the artist in the exhibition venue during the exhibition are collected. Take Me Somewhere Nice is a string-binding album that is folded and divided into two facets inside and outside, granting readers reading experiences not just turning leaves horizontally, but also reading invertedly, partially, and in full width.
創作媒材以影像為主，作品大多與個人經驗有關，透過檢視自身與外界的連結，思考個體與世界的關係。近期以再現潛在記憶的方式，探討時間與空間的不確定性，並試圖從記憶中的影像出發，討論觀看的不同可能。作品曾於台北市立美術館、法國巴黎Galerie Frederic Moisan藝廊、美國紐約456藝廊、關渡美術館展出。她於2017年參加法國西帖國際藝術村駐留計畫及發表，以及2015台北美術獎首獎，目前工作和生活於台北。
Wang Hsiang-Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1984, and after receiving her master’s degree in music performance from the City University of New York, she then received photography training at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. Wang began receiving classical music training as a child and later gradually shifted into visual art after completing her education.
Working predominately with images, most of her artworks are related to her personal experiences, with the relationship between the self and the world reflected through examining the connection between herself and the external world. She is recently revisiting the concept of cryptomnesia to explore the uncertainties with time and space, seeking to explore different ways of seeing by departing from images embedded in her memory. Wang has exhibited at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Galerie Frederic Moisan in Paris, Gallery 456 in New York, and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in Taipei. Winner of Taipei Arts Awards first prize in 2015, she was also an artist-in-resident at Cite International des Arts in France in 2017. Wang is currently based in Taipei, Taiwan.
《快要降落的時候》 | 王湘靈 | 台北市立美術館 | 2020年4月初版 | 套繩裝 | 24 x 34 cm | 中、英文 | 限量400冊
Take Me Somewhere Nice | Wang Hsiang-Lin | Taipei Fine Arts Museum | Apr. 2020 | First edition | String-binding | 24 x 34 cm | Chinese, English | Limited edition of 400