- Event Time
- Tue.-Sun. 10:00 - 17:00
- Event Location
- No.1, Syueyuan Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
This is written by German artist Hito Steyerl (2011) at the beginning of her renowned essay “In Free Fall: A Thought Experiment on Vertical Perspective”, as mentioned above, it talks about a perpetual fall without landing. To mirror the present reality, whether it’s on the ground, in the clouds, or even everything beyond outer space, reality seems to be clueless and incessantly falling all because of war. Or is it the other way around that war is merely a re-presentation and is triggered
precisely because everything fundamentally and aimlessly falls?
To take “ground” as the point of departure, it involves a project that needs to be conducted in reverse for finding a certain point through investigating different technological objects, events and historical events. Even though such a point may be temporary, it still organizes the parameters for a certain world view, temporospatiality and regions. But, as Steyerl points out, the world we have today cannot maintain a stable horizon. We are lost in direction, in which it has to be replaced by the “vertical” perspective so as to understand the falling world. Realistically speaking, we cannot fall ceaselessly. We need a steady foundation – even amid wars – to face the future.
But, you have to look for something as a ground.
The exhibition takes the concept of finding a “ground” through four subsets, namely “The Industry of Image Technology – the Neglected Vision”, “The Geopolitics of Technological Objects”,“Continuously Transcending Physical Constraints – Rediscovering the Pivot Point of Vision”, and“The Origins of Heroes and Weapons – The Powers of Imagination”. The four subsets together act as a reverse project, revealing the relations between different technological objects, events and historical events in today’s world. The act of “revealing” is not only a process, but it is also the last stage of the exhibition.