Mediated Landscape 顯微山水

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Video Installation [Monitors, Microscopics & Wooden Structure] , 2011

 

 

 

Microscopic Vision: Mediated Landscape is related to how the media biases our perceptions of nature. Many of us spend much more time in front of monitors than in nature. Our impressions of the natural environment have become collages of the spectacular, dramatic, threatening and even cataclysmic images we see on TV, complete with strong video effects. However, nature is not necessarily so entertaining: in our everyday lives we see the silhouette of the city; the sea creatures that inhabit the busy harbour. Such sights, visually humble by comparison with media renditions of nature, are an important part of where we are. The difference between our natural and our mediated perception of the environment is emphasized by the microscopes in the structure.

 

 

錄像經過特效處理,遠看猶如一幅黑白風景畫,近距離可察覺到色彩斑斕的數碼質感。若以設於作品中的顯微鏡觀賞,每一個像素單元頓成為動畫主角,並以另一節奏繁忙亮麗地展示。是次作品是環境美學學術會議中的藝術展覽作品。作品概念始於䤸像媒體與數碼攝影的普及如何改變了人們欣賞自然的角度與態度。面對自然美景,不少現代人會選擇拍照留念,關心的是如何發掘一個吸引眼球的構圖。身邊真真實實的環境生態與大眾媒體所包裝的自然奇景,那一樣令人較在乎?大眾媒體所表現的自然之美又自然嗎?