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消逝的肖像,湖下三間樓仔,金門 The vanishing Portraits, Kinmen

劉芸怡 Liu Yun-Yi (1981-)

你的房子不是你的房子? 房子之於生活的意義是什麼 ? 如何選擇理想的住所? 是空間影響心理 ,還是心理影響空間 ? 你的房子是你的房子嗎? 劉芸怡是旅居德國的台灣藝術家,攝影作品〈消逝的肖像〉系列,紀錄了東德及台灣城市裡,因為時代變遷或戰爭因素,即將消逝或逐漸被人遺忘的建築影像。她先以不同的時間及透視點,大量局部拍攝同一建築物,再將數十至數百張影像重新拼貼。作品〈消逝的肖像,湖下三間樓仔,金門〉中,老商街巴洛克式的建築風格,暗示著過往的殖民背景,過去的繁榮商街已不復存在,建物原有的身世,亦只能在殘留下的歷史碎片中被重新記憶。劉芸怡透過水平的移動視點,將歷史的時間濃縮成眼前定格的影像,呈現如同紀念碑般的建築體,替觀者開啟了一道往返個人與歷史亙古的入口,如幽魂般召喚著逝去的記憶。 Your House Is Not Your House? What does a house mean to one’s life? How do you choose your ideal residence? Is our mind affected by the surrounding space, or is it the opposite way around? Is your house your house? LIU Yun-Yi is a Taiwanese artist living in Germany, and her Vanishing Portraits series depict a collection of buildings in East German and Taiwanese cities that have either disappeared or were left forgotten as a result of changes in time or war. LIU Yun-Yi would first take dozens and even hundreds of photographs of the same building at different times and from different perspectives before reassembling them. The Vanishing Portraits, Kinmen depicts baroque architecture along old shopping boulevards that hint at the region’s once colonial background. The bustling merchant street is long gone and can only be recollected and reassembled using historical fragments and memories. LIU Yun-Yi’s photographs use a horizontally moving perspective, condensing historical moments into a fixed image of buildings that now stand like monuments, helping viewers open a new avenue to resurrect vanishing memories of our personal and historical past.