林冠名 Lin Guan-Ming
Flipping Through a Sunset
Lin Guan-Ming’s custom-made flipbook of his 2019 video work Sunset sits at the intersection of analog and digital. In the original video, Lin selected 90 filters sourced online and repeatedly applied to each frame of the 24 frames per second video. People today are used to editing photos and videos of their daily life through various filter apps and sharing these moments on the internet. Lin’s work uses these filters to create a flickering effect of a setting sun, reflecting the speed in which we consume visual content today, giving a sensation that the images are constantly switching.
Lin extended the concept to create a flipbook, the 90 filters are separated to each page, and as the pages are turned, the image of a setting sun can be seen through 90 different filters over 90 pages. The contrast between the distinctly non-digital, hand powered flipbook and the fast-paced video, provides a nostalgic interpretation of an increasingly digitized world.
In 2008 Lin was awarded the Taipei Arts Award, launching him as one of the influential video artists of his generation. Known for his quietly provocative video and photographic works, his interest in the way we perceive and adapt to advances in digital technology integrates with local Taiwanese scenes and vistas, creating intimate, surreal experiences.
林冠名的手翻書延伸他的錄像作品《暮》，位於手動和電子化的交叉點。在原始8 分鐘的「暮」錄像作品中，林冠名在網路找的 90 個濾鏡重複套在每秒 24 格的影格裡。現代人時常用手機拍照，習慣用APP的濾鏡功能修圖後，才在網路上分享自己的生活片段。閃爍連續的濾鏡影像呼應現今我們觀看影像的速度，對影像的感受正在快速切換。
林冠名將錄像概念延伸到手翻書，每一頁的影像套用一個濾鏡：隨著翻動書冊，在 90頁，90 個濾鏡下看到日落海景的變化。非數位化的手翻書與快節奏的錄像之間的對比，為日益數位化的世界提供了一種懷舊的詮釋。