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A Song for Loss

Wu Chia-Yun Solo Exhibition
失去之歌|吳家昀個展

學院至今,吳家昀的創作專注於劇情電影的製作及研究;基於對影像本質的好奇,亦開啟了跨媒材形式的實驗和實踐。透過攝製電影的經驗,藝術家將敘事方法、場面調度、攝影機觀點等思維應用於視覺藝術,經由解構鏡頭語言和剪輯邏輯,轉換電影其平面音畫的表現形式成為存在於立體空間的影像裝置,重構以哲學為基礎的時間媒體,並由媒材的特性轉化為作品本身。

「電影空鏡頭」(以下簡稱「空鏡」)具有場景轉換、時間流逝等影像語言外,亦象徵著情感及情緒的延伸。此展探索自我於家族、國家和世界間徘徊的處境,我帶有意識的將獨立影像編輯為無意識的游移,在習慣的抓拍中刪除人物作為主體的視角,透過物理的留白、重疊與遮蔽,以全然的空鏡交織成為一國籍不明確之旅者的世界觀。當空鏡脫離敘事的序列,它所乘載的虛無如同旅者於塵世尋求歸屬;而當我離開家庭與國界,未定的身份也注定了靈魂的流離,賦予了狀態的孤立。

《失去之歌》為一介於動態與靜態、敘事與非敘事、抽象與物質間的灰色場景,以空鏡和裝置策劃一場靜止的時空並書寫一齣意識流日記。此展探究著電影技法與藝術表現何以在時空邊界展現事物的一體兩面,且在後設觀點及私人情感之間試圖重新定義「本質」之事,處理遺憾的不可視和不可觸。

A Song for Loss

Since my study in 2008, my practice centres on the research and production of fictional filmmaking. My motivations to question the potentiality of image has led to an experimental exploration with materials and forms. My former experience in filmmaking has allowed me to apply the technique of film narration, mise en scène and cinematic language into the creation of visual art. To challenge the philosophy of time-based media art – having its characteristics of media art as the work itself, I have deconstructed the use of camera perspective and montage, altering the medium of image and sound to an imagery installation.

As the empty shot (ambience shot) in the film captures the transition of scene and time-lapse, it also symbolises the continuity of a flooded emotion. “A Song for Loss” is an invitation to rediscover the self within a family, a country and the world. It conveys a worldview of an unknown traveller with no identity by the conscious arrangements of independent shots to the unconsciousness. From removing characters in every image, creating physical spacing to overlapping and blocking, the empty shot break free from the ordinary snapshot. The disconnect between the scene and the narrative sequence carries a weight of the emptiness, mirroring the traveller’s desire for belonging in the world; likened to being shadowed by a displaced soul when I left my motherland, travelling as an isolated nomad.

Out of the stream of consciousness, “A Song for Loss” is a diary fabricated by the empty shot and installations, which captures the stillness of time. Sitting between movement and motionlessness, narrative and non-narrative, the abstract and physical, it is a song for the undefined state of in-between. This exhibition explores the idea of “a one body with two sides” through the art of film and the form of visual art, handling regret that is untranslatable.


吳家昀 Wu Chia-Yun
藝術家吳家昀生於1988年,畢業於英國皇家藝術學院視覺傳達研究所及國立臺灣藝術大學電影碩士班。他的作品包含劇情電影、複合媒材及影像裝置,關注「人的狀態」和「影像時間」,擅長以詩的語彙實驗影像的可能,穿越敘事和非敘事的邊界;為探究影像的本質,經常將媒材的特性轉化為作品本身,思考物質與影像的關係,在跨媒材的創作中持續以哲學思維呈現生命觀察。

曾獲文化部MIT新人推薦藝術家、高雄獎首獎,並於國立臺灣美術館時光天井個展;他的作品亦入選德國歐洲媒體藝術節、法國歐洲獨立電影頻道及上海國際電影節等。

Artist Biography

Wu Chia-Yun (b.1988, Taiwan) received an MA degree in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art (London) and an MFA degree in Motion Picture from the National Taiwan University of Arts (Taipei). She is an artist and filmmaker based in Taipei, her work is a mixture of image, video, mixed media and installation, focusing on the topics of “human condition” and “the time of image”. Wu explores the possibilities of images with the use of poetic languages, blurring the boundary between narrative and non-narrative. To study the essence of image, she often transforms the property of the materials into her work by craftsmanship; and through examining the relationships between material and image, she reflects her observation towards lifetimes from the perspective of philosophy.

Wu has been awarded as New Artist Made in Taiwan by the Ministry of Culture (2017), First Prize of Kaohsiung Awards by the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (2019), and has had a solo exhibition at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (2019). Her works have also been internationally selected to the European Media Art Festival (2020), The European Independent Film Channel (2015), Shanghai international Film Festival (2014).


展期|2020.08.06–08.30
茶會|2020.08.14 15:00
開幕座談|2020.08.14 16:00 與談人 羅珮嘉、陳永賢、王俊傑
地點|伊日藝術計劃
地址|台北市南港區八德路四段768巷5號4樓之1
交通|捷運松山站4號出口、台鐵松山車站東出口
電話|02-2786-3866
時間|Tue. – Sun. 13:00 – 19:00 週一休館