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“單眼球”  玻璃纖維,LCD螢幕,針孔攝影機,電池            1999            可變尺寸

"One-Eye-Ball, 1999, surveillance camera, LCD monitor, fiber glass, various dimension

 

在彭弘智尚未進入狗世界之前,他曾經想辦法從狗的角度來看這個世界,於是他做了「單眼球」(One-Eye-Ball)(1999)。這件作品為一個頭盔裡面安裝了眼鏡般大小的液晶顯示器,以一條類似象鼻的長管,連接到管子末端的針孔攝影機,長度大約到達膝蓋以下,也就是「狗眼」的位置。使用者戴上頭盔時,可以在顯示器中看到針孔攝影機在「狗眼」位置所拍攝到的影像。隨著身體的走動,或用手腳等協助控制攝影機,可以看到許多不同角度的世界。當然,就如麥克魯漢(Marshal McLuhan)所言,使用者在學習使用、適應這個新媒體 – 感官 的延伸 – 的時候,不免會感到一種昏眩,可以說是全身的神經在重新自我調整,以體驗這個低度控制、低科技的新媒體所帶來的知覺感受。因此,這個作品的意圖不僅在於它的寓意,亦即顛倒人狗的卑尊關係,讓觀眾實際體會「卑角度」所看到的世界,或者說,讓人看到自己在鏡子中的影像;也在於把人的全身各種感官機能動員起來,並質疑視覺在當代文化中的優先性。

文:徐文瑞 (節錄自:狗有沒有穿衣服?論彭弘智)

Before Peng set off into the world of dogs, he tried to find possibilities for experiencing the world from the view of dogs. One result of this search was "One Eye Ball" (1999). In this work, he mounted LCD displays approximately the size of eyeglasses in a helmet and connected them through a trunk-like tube with a camera the size of a pinhead attached to the end of this trunk. The trunk reached to just below the knee of the viewer, in other words to just the height, where a dog's eyes would normally be. As soon as you put on the helmet, you see on the display what the camera records through the "dog eye". You can control the camera by hand or by moving the body and thus view the world from various perspectives. When viewers learn to deal with this new medium - an extension of their sensory organs - and adjust to it, they experience - as Marshall McLuhan already pointed out - a feeling of dizziness: it is as though they have to newly adapt all the nerves of their body to this situation, in order to experience the sensory perception conveyed by this new medium with its low-control and high-tech feeling. Thus the intention of this work does not consist solely in its implicit message: it is not intended to turn the hierarchical relationship between mankind and dog upside down, but rather to allow the viewer to experience the world directly from a "lower" standpoint. In other words, it intends to let you see your own image in the mirror and, beyond that, to activate all sensory functions and illustrate the predominance of visual perception in modern culture.

Text: Manray Hsu (Excerpts from "Do Dogs Wear Clothes? On Peng Hung-chih")

 

攝影:彭泓智 Photo: Hung-Chih Peng

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