Terrain - Hiraki Sawa Solo Exhibition
Terrain － 澤拓 個展
Terrain － 澤拓 個展
Hiraki Sawa often blends realist images of, for example, aircrafts and carousels with dreamlike scenes in his video artworks. Adopting a unique style of creation, he not only presents pretty fantastic and poetic fragments of his quotidian life but also explores the chaotic state amidst memories and realities. His early works attracted considerable attention and discussion, and were exhibited in various international biennials and triennials as well as in Taipei Fine Arts Museum and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. As a result, the Taiwanese audience is no stranger to his works.
Hiraki Sawa’s first solo exhibition in Taiwan is entitled TERRAIN. This term can be understood as a realm with its boundary. He developed the conception of this exhibition from the experience of watching his mirror reflection at his tender age. At that moment, he firstly sensed his own existence and formed his subjectivity when he saw himself as an integral body in the mirror, which made him a little bit terrified yet slightly excited. This conception echoes his recent work Envelope, in which he installed three large mirrors in different positions at the exhibition venue and let these mirrors reflect the projected images. The viewers can understand the laterally reversed texts only by looking at the mirror images. The artist separated the external real world from the virtual one in the mirrors. He is deeply fascinated with the question that whether his mirror image and the reflected video are real or virtual.
Hiraki Sawa’s works have been not only creating the viewing experience in which the virtual and the real intersect but also providing a strange yet fascinating atmosphere. Situating the viewers in the “terrain” amidst the virtual and the real, he expects them to contemplate whether visual satisfaction or spiritual internalization defines the existence of a human being. In addition to a two-channel video work, the exhibition also presents his magnum opuses such as Did I ? and Sleeping Machine II. The art forum will take place at 3 p.m. on 11 April 2015, followed by the opening party at 4 p.m. Hiraki Sawa will attend these events, sharing his career trajectory and experience with the visitors. We sincerely invite you to this elaborately organized exhibition, where you will be inspired by the artist’s ingenuity.
澤拓的作品始終呈現一種虛實交錯截然不同的觀看經驗，也創造出一種詭譎卻又迷人的氛圍。他希望觀眾從介於虛幻與真實之間的「TERRAIN」，思考一個人的存在是要藉由視覺觀看的滿足亦或是心靈上自我的內化。展場中除了展出一件小型雙頻道錄像、也將展出較為人所知代表作系列中的《did I?》、《Sleeping Machine II》等。座談會將於4月11日下午三點開始，開幕酒會為四點，藝術家將會出席現場與大家分享創作歷程與心得，歡迎蒞臨參觀。
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