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消逝的肖像,張文帝洋樓,金沙,金門 The vanishing Portraits

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,張文帝洋樓,金沙,金門〉中,劉芸怡在金門拍攝這棟半廢棄,且有著台灣日本殖民時期風格的洋樓,洋樓華麗的外觀訴說著它過往曾經的風華,而現在則呈現門前雜草蔓生,無人問津的衰敗樣貌。劉芸怡透過對建築體正面的直接拍攝方式,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. This photograph from The Vanishing Portraits series in Kinmen shows a half-abandoned colonial building that closely resembles Taiwanese buildings during the Japanese colonial period. The highly decorated exteriors hint at the building’s proud past. Today, however, the patch of land before the porch is now overgrown with weeds, showing obvious signs of neglect and dilapidation. LIU Yun-Yi adopted direct photography of the front face of this building to depict a monument-like appearance, opening a new avenue to resurrect vanishing memories of our personal and historical past.