邊逕

Side Walk

Side Walk

2018
Sculpture/ installation

PVC, thread, rope, air     

270 × 400 × 380 cm (exhibited venue: 900x1000 x660 cm)


>>SIDE A

> History of the guardian lions   > The guardians were exotic
> Synthetic & fabled creature: assemblage of ideal images, fixation of narrations
> Ornament > Projection and empowerment

<<SIDE B       

< Reconstruction of the fiction: 2D - 3D transfer/ hand drawings and computer simulation: thedetails & the abstraction   < Reproduction   < Inflatable   < Assemblage: seam, contour, shell, pattern   < Appropriation: collective and repetition


„Guardian Lion“ is a significantsymbol in Chinese culture forover 2000 years. And it was brought to Taiwan around 500 years ago by the Chinese immigrants and the foreign government. But there were/are actuallyno wild lions in China nor in Taiwan.

Through the political and ideological empowerment process, the lions, the exotic presents from West in Year 220. BC, replace„the tigers“ and turn into the guardian symbol in China and in Taiwan. But just because almost nobody has seen them in real, the image, the shape and the portrait of them are a mixture of different animals. The lions turned into a synthetic creature and fabled creature.

Through the combination of hand-drawing and computer simulation technic, I reconstruct the bronze guardian lioness, which stands on National Palace Taiwan, with different material in Vienna.

Based on the symbol of the guardian lion and its history, I address the transformation, the transmission and emerging mimicry phenomenon between different cultural communities within social empowerment processes. And I question the meanings of „the border/territories“ and the identity of „the foreigner“ in globalization nowadays and a commodity fetishistic society.  

installation view in Kleinen Steinsaal © Leonhard Hilzensauer/ Ting-Jung Chen
installation view in Kleinen Steinsaal © Leonhard Hilzensauer/ Ting-Jung Chen
installation view in Kleinen Steinsaal © Leonhard Hilzensauer/ Ting-Jung Chen
installation view in Kleinen Steinsaal © Leonhard Hilzensauer/ Ting-Jung Chen
installation view in Kleinen Steinsaal © Leonhard Hilzensauer/ Ting-Jung Chen
installation view in Kleinen Steinsaal © Leonhard Hilzensauer/ Ting-Jung Chen

installation view in Kleinen Steinsaal © Leonhard Hilzensauer/ Ting-Jung Chen installation view in Kleinen Steinsaal © Leonhard Hilzensauer/ Ting-Jung Chen installation view in Kleinen Steinsaal © Leonhard Hilzensauer/ Ting-Jung Chen installation view in Kleinen Steinsaal © Leonhard Hilzensauer/ Ting-Jung Chen installation view in Kleinen Steinsaal © Leonhard Hilzensauer/ Ting-Jung Chen installation view in Kleinen Steinsaal © Leonhard Hilzensauer/ Ting-Jung Chen
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