謊言之手

謊言之手
The Hand of Lie

依空間而定,大理石、照片,2017

兩張照片分別為-斷臂的維納斯與電影《羅馬假期》中出現的真理之口,維納斯遺失雙臂的原因是人們不斷探就的,真理之口是傳說撒謊的人會被咬住手的雕像,兩者皆為探討「手」的存在。我投射影像觀看的關聯性,編造新的故事:維納斯應該是說謊了,為了不要被真理之口驗證事實,乾脆切掉雙臂,逃避引證的可能。

The two pictures are ‘Venus de Milo’ and ‘The Mouth of Truth’ which appeared in the movie Roman Holiday. Why Venus has no arms and hands is a question people ask over and over again. Also focusing on ‘hand,’ legend says that if you are a liar and put your hand inside The Mouth of Truth, you will lose fingers.

I connected the relevance between pictures and made up a new story: Venus must have lied, and in order not to be verified by The Mouth of Truth, she just simply cut off her arms to avoid the examination.