Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts

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Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts
My name? I have a lot of names (Backstage)
Date
2020-01-17 ~ 2020-04-19

My name? I have a lot of names (Backstage) is derivative work from the work My name? I have a lot of names created on-site at Dawu Township in May 2018 by artist Wu Sih-Chin. In the original work, it is said among the indigenous tribes there was “Ta’ay” (the Little Black People) that went extinct. The work was installed on the hill by the Daniao River in Dawu Township, where a set of outdoor installation is situated at the location the local elders claimed Ta’ay once stayed. The installation works with the cellphone to create an augmented reality. The audience will pick up one entity of Ta’ay on mobile devices. The existence of this Ta’ay is the aggregation of oral history, documents, and information online, who will interpret the borderlines between legends, virtuality, and physical reality on a first-person basis.

As for My name? I have a lot of names (Backstage) exhibited at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts this time is a display of the operation of the background technology behind the scenes. The “background” here refers to the methodology to generate the Ta’ay. Be it the Ta’ay told among the indigenous people or the Ta’ay in the AR, both require specific technical conditions and channel to access. The artist suggested that the channel is “language”. Whether it is the spells to communicate with deities or the programming language to talk with the computer, they are abstract tools hidden beneath to form the consciousness or entity, with which we tape into the reality constructed in faith or virtuality.