SHORTCUT - Jao Chia En Solo Exhibition
This artwork is a spatial installation, which utilizes the space of the gallery as its medium and text. Wooden planks normally seen in construction are used to structure a passage way, leading the viewers into and exiting the space by following the walls of the gallery. The installation keeps a fifteen-centimeter gap from the walls and is hundred and sixty centimeters above the ground. It attempts to eliminate the exhibiting function of the gallery walls while trying to hinder or interfere with the viewers’ sight. The installation separates the gallery into two sections. One section guides the viewers’ way in the fixed gallery space so that their bodies explicitly sense the previously implicit route. The other section is a space that the viewers must duck to enter. It becomes a site of theory and communication. Both sections provide shortcuts. While the former falls to that of the senses, the latter surfaces as theoretical.
This spatial structure reveals the viewers’ process of entering and exiting the gallery. Although neither the entrance nor the exit might allow the viewers to experience the so-called transcendence, this behavior is fundamental to the construction of the artwork. This piece could also be presented as a project in other spaces. The structure itself could also be moved out of the previously designated space and turned into a fluid structure. For example, the space of Project Fulfill Art Space could be relocated at the streets of Taipei or Tokyo. The “shortcuts” of other galleries or museums could be represented at some local markets or in some natural environment in Taiwan.
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