一張會垮與一張不會垮的椅子

一張會垮與一張不會垮的椅子
A Chair that Would Collapse and One Wouldn’t

依場地而定,現成物、照片,2017

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事物的標準與定義,是人們從生活經驗、社會教育等形成的既定印象投射而來的,尤其在觀看當中,容易因所認知的概念,斷定其該有的樣貌。我選擇普通、沒有特定涵義的椅子,去除外觀的視覺辨識性,讓椅子的概念純粹是「坐」的功用,並以作品名稱告訴觀者:其中一張椅子是會垮的,將「垮」的事實隱藏於表象,試圖將椅子的真實性、實用性顛倒,嘗試轉化現成物本身形象的意義,賦予物品新的身分,進而引起衝突與新奇的感受。

In Joseph Kousuth’s work “One and Three Chairs,” He raised the question of which representation of the chair is most “accurate”? and what is art?

In the work “A Chair that Would Collapse and One Wouldn’t,” I chose two ordinary chairs which are simply for sitting on and removed the function of one of the chairs without changing its look. I simply told the viewers which chair would collapse and which one wouldn’t via the title of this work: I hid the truth of “which chair would collapse” underneath its visual appearance.