藝術家Artist

台灣Taiwan

李立中Lee Li-chung

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李立中,生於1980年,台南人,2003年畢業於中國文化大學印刷傳播系。

2006年作品「彼女の遊楽園」獲東京日本EPSON影像創作大賞佐內正史評審特別賞,2011年於台南海馬迴光畫館藝廊舉辦「海/LaMer」首次攝影個展, 2012年入選高雄獎, 2015年獲頒台南新藝獎、桃源創作獎等藝術獎項。曾在台北從事雜誌美術編輯工作,現定居台南。近年來熱衷台灣庶民文化的情感細節與流動,慣用攝影影像及跨媒材應用呈現當今世代的深層樣貌和生活狀態,也迷戀賽鴿歸巢本能,欲透過賽鴿文化研究,對歸屬、宿命、後全球化的處境等議題,建構自我對話的路徑。

Born in 1980 in Tainan, Lee Li-chung graduated from the Department of Information and Communication, Chinese Culture University in 2003.

In 2006, he was awarded the Special Jury Award of the Epson Color Imaging Contest in Japan with “Her Paradise” and held his first solo exhibition, “LaMer”, at the Tainan Fotoaura Institute of Photography in 2011. He was selected for the Kaohsiung Awards in 2012 and in 2015, he received the Next Art Taiwan award, as well as the Taoyuan Creation Award, among others. Lee used to work as a magazine graphic designer in Taipei but he has since relocated to Tainan. In recent years, he has taken an interest in the emotional details and flow of Taiwan’s popular culture. He often uses photography and cross-media forms to present the complex outlook of today’s society and the state of life. He is also deeply intrigued by the homing instincts of the pigeons and through his research, he tries to construct a path to self-dialogue on issues such as sense of belonging, fate, and the post-globalization situation.

創作論述Work Text

竹篙山戰役與紅腳笭  

菜鴿不是台灣原生種,只能略知大航海時代經南洋引進,從村民普遍「這我爺爺時代就有了」,我們都叫他「土種仔菜鴿」這類的原生記憶中,也難以拼湊出他的前世今生。在現存史料、耆老口述的推測下,才驚覺菜鴿存在的價值僅剩揹負著孤鳴獨響的鴿笭。為了填補對他的期待想像所造成的遺憾,重返現場的獵奇外,我還虛構一場他們也能參與其中,關於民族大義的一竹篙山戰役。賦予菜鴿揹笭重任,善用僅存的價值,為他們留下些許的歷史地位。

空間設計:陳宣誠

The Battle of Mt. Zhugao and Red Feet Ling

Meat pigeons, which are not native species in Taiwan, might be introduced from Southern Pacific regions during the Age of Discovery. Villagers commonly believe that the species came to Taiwan long time ago before their grandfathers’ generation. The memory about “indigenous meat pigeons” has been shared by the locals since our childhood. However, it is still hard to figure out their origin and historical background. Surprisingly, the remaining value of the meat pigeon for humans nowadays is carrying Red Feet Ling which makes the lonesome whistle, according to historical documents and narrations from the elders. In order to make up for the disappointment from the high expectation, apart from returning to the scene for the sight novelty, I also reproduce a historic theme full of patriotic sentiment, the Battle of Mt. Zhugao, for the visitors to participate in. I attempt to highlight the role meat pigeons have played in history as the indispensable Ling carrier and value their contribution for our tradition. 

Space design:  Eric Chen / ArchiBlur Lab

 

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