張哲榕
Sim Chang

曾獲美國 IPA 國家精選獎金牌、法國 PX3 金牌、入選高雄獎,日本東川町國際寫真藝術節優秀賞,作品受邀於美國紐約、法國巴黎、國立台灣美術館、台北當代藝術館、高雄市立美術館等地展出,作品獲國美館典藏,日本寫真評論教父評論系列作:「無瑕的愛」是「比日本人還要宅的作品。」

Sim Chang, the winner in Advertising category of PX3, Paris, also won Red Warehouse Selection Excellence Award, Japan in 2012, had been invited to attend joint exhibitions to New York and France. Sim Chang’s visual language communicates reality with imaginary possibility in current “Screen Generation",showing the gap and contrast between ordinary life shell and its flesh and bone. Kataro Lizawa, famous critique of photography art from Japan, describes Sim’s “Flawless Love " series as “a true understander if Japanese Otaku-culture".

Medium /
Inkjet Print
Seniority /
2008
Contact /
【Flawless Love 無瑕的愛】

受到媒體疲勞轟炸的刺激,有時我們觀察到的不再是眼前的事物,而是受到媒體刻板印象洗腦而聯想到的結果,他們大量地、迅速地改寫了我們的記憶庫,當我們回過神來,已無法分辨自己看到的是否是真實。

虛幻往往比真實更美麗,螢幕世代 依賴著顯示器與這個世界交流,透過它們接收資訊,再轉化成自己想像的樣貌。於是,顯示器成為不可或缺的介質,這片長方形承載的世界騙走了寂寞,成為情感釋放與依賴的空間。戀上虛擬,也渴望自己投身其中,成為某位角色。

這看似完美無瑕的愛,是否就是我們夢寐以求的情感?對於沉溺其中的人而言,虛幻又何嘗不是真實?愛上自己的想像,亦可能是比真實更美麗的真實。

Under the constant bombardment by the media, the things we see no longer are the things before us, but are impressions and stereotypes given to us by the media's indoctrination. They rewrite our memories at high speed and volume, and when we come to, we are unable to even tell whether what we see is real.

Fantasy tends to be more beautiful than reality, and this Screen Generation continues to rely on digital displays to interact with the world, taking in information and then transforming it into what we imagine. Thus the display becomes a medium that we cannot go without, this rectangular thing takes away loneliness and becomes a space in which emotions and dependencies are released. Falling in love with the virtual, and desiring to throw ourselves into it, we become a character in it.

Is this seemingly immaculate love really the feelings that we dream of? For those who are immersed in it, is the false not reality? Falling in love with one's imaginations may be an even more beautiful reality than reality itself.