Plastic Surgery Project
整形計畫


2013
2 channels video projection , 13’11”
雙頻道影像

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Venus, a symbol of classical image of beauty, which appears in the form of plaster statue for art school students to practice still object sketch.

As we copy this image of beauty that visualized before Christ in female form, we also practice to reproduce the real and beauty.  If this standard practice (of producing beauty) encounters the contemporary art, would either of them be any different?

Or, if we look at how art is perceived at all time and in all places, how art is portrayed within our constant debate, we can re-recognize how the external force that we labor in our construction of the concept of art.

A plastic surgeon somehow can be the double of a sculptor in terms of what they do: they reshape things they see according to their personal taste and the received standard.

在當代社會的語境下將整形醫師與其並置對照;雕塑與整形,兩者皆在手操作的狀態下實踐「美」,包括回溯美感經驗、標準的建立等等。透過作品影像中發展的辯證共同面對「美」這項古老課題。在影片的交叉提問裡,夾雜著現代醫學、文化、社會、歷史的脈絡切入面向,「美」如何成形,又如何成了不斷流變的動態名詞。