Lin Guan-Ming Solo Exhibition
Project Fulfill Art Space is pleased to present Lin Guan-Ming’s solo exhibition 'return', showcasing new video and photographic works, as well as his 2011 ongoing real-time video project Vanish into Thin Air. The opening reception will be held on Saturday 11 November at 4pm.
When looking at a flower with the naked eye, we are not concerned with how much detail we can see; it is perhaps through the form of an ‘image’ that we came to discuss the quality in which a flower can be captured.
Lin Guan-Ming’s video and photographic works focus on the moment in which the record button (shutter button) is pressed. ‘Return’ implies the moment when the world you see before your eyes will never be seen again, however through its recorded image file processed on a screen, the world inside the image ‘returns’ to be seen again. With the evolution of digital imaging technology, the speed of producing images is increasing daily. Moreover, behind these images lie increasingly sophisticated retouching tools, higher resolutions, and various filter functions. The images produced by these technologies have expanded the distance between us and those moments of our past; as we are gradually becoming accustomed to examining every aspect of our lives, swaying in a reality that brings us an endless stream of ideal images that are constantly becoming dislocated from us.
The works in Lin Guan-Ming’s solo exhibition 'return' are based on the functions of image editing technology. The artist applies computer editing software to ordinary landscape images, creating a conceivable alternate reality that exists only in the image itself. Reflecting our everyday surroundings, Lin explores the subtle perceptions in the relationship between reproduction and creation.
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