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由財團法人數位藝術基金會策劃推動的「概念美術館」6月1日展開第三檔展覽「Archive or Alive：劉守曜獨舞數位典藏」，於台灣數位藝術中心（DAC.tw）展出，展期至8月2日。
這是數位藝術基金會自去年首檔「概念美術館」展覽「穿越光牆──Archive or Alive?」後，第二度以新製的VR影片提出數位典藏的可能方案。不同於「穿越光牆」展覽藉動畫虛擬實境，試圖保留觀者行走於2009年陶亞倫《終結歷史之光》的視聽感官經驗，「Archive or Alive：劉守曜獨舞數位典藏」藉全景、多視角實拍的方式，將影像縫合為沉浸式VR視聽介面，提出典藏「身體」（body）與「動作」（physical movement）的可能方案。
展覽與影片由「在地實驗」（ET@T）策劃製作，緣起於2018年在地實驗邀請劉守曜合作，共同企劃的「Archive or Alive—劉守曜獨舞數位典藏研發計畫」。1995年成立的在地實驗基於對數位工具的探索，以及持續探問「線上影音檔案庫」的可能性，繼彙整近百支九〇年代小劇場紀錄影片，在地實驗試圖發展「身體」、「動作」的檔案與詮釋資料，補充檔案使用者「人事時地物」等基本資料以外的識讀介面。進而，在建構詞彙之際，擴充藝評的詞庫，讓非語言（nonverbal）的表演作品有更多藉語言敘述、評論的空間。
概念美術館vol.3「Archive or Alive：劉守曜獨舞數位典藏」https://dac.tw/cmoa/vol-3/
製作與展覽策劃：在地實驗 http://www.etat.com/ （2018）
#展出版 週一至週五 13:00 – 17:30
#完整版 週二至週四 13:00、14:30、16:00
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「在地實驗」（ET@T）由藝術家黃文浩創立於1995年，觀察與發展所有具有潛力的藝術形式，並探索因數位文化而產生的不明狀態。二十餘年來，不論是數位文本、理論與各種數位文化相關的展演形式，在地實驗希望藉由完整而深入的專業知識，經由實際的創作與演練，累積出厚實的經驗與心得。2018年「Archive or Alive—劉守曜獨舞數位典藏研發計畫」由在地實驗主持、製作，2019年概念美術館vol.3「Archive or Alive：劉守曜獨舞數位典藏」策劃人為在地實驗的企劃統籌葉杏柔。
The Concept Museum of Art, initiated by Digital Art Foundation, opens its exhibition Vol.3 Archive or Alive: Digital Archiving Development of a Solo Dance by Shou-Yuo Liu at DAC.tw on June 1, and the exhibition will run until August 2.
Following the inaugural exhibition of the Concept Museum Art, Archive or Alive? – Crossing Through the Light Wall, this exhibition is the second attempt by Digital Art Foundation to propose a solution for digital archiving through brand-new VR film production. Different from Crossing Through the Light Wall which presents via VR animation the physical and sensory experiences of a viewer walking through The Light of Historical Ending presented by Tao Ya-Lun in 2009, Digital Archiving Development of a Solo Dance by Shou-Yuo Liu entails stitching the pictures shot in panoramic and multiple-perspective views into immersive VR interface, and proposes the solution for archiving “body” and “physical movements.”
The exhibition and the film are curated and produced by ET@T, which invited Shou-Yuo Liu in 2018 for the research and development project of “Archive or Alive: Digital Archiving Development of a Solo Dance by Shou-Yuo Liu.”
Based on its fervent exploration on using digital tools, ET@T, founded in 1995, has been driven by its relentless quest to push the possibility of “online video archive.” After their previous initiative to contextualize nearly a hundred documentation footages on “avant-garde theatre” of the 90s, ET@T has now furthered its attempt to archiving “Body” and “Physical Movements,” and deriving the corresponding “metadata.” This initiative is expected to provide the viewers with an understanding framework beyond primary information such as “What/Who/When/Where/Why.” And while constructing the vocabularies available for the critics, hopefully, the porject will allow more room for discourses and critiques for nonverbal performing arts.
This digital archiving project revolves around three sections of the physical performance in Shapde5.5, a solo dance work by Shou-Yuo Liu in 2014. These three sections are to be construed as more than Liu’s accumulation and crystallization of “physical performance” for the past 30 years, but a representation of the artist’s innate and true consciousness from the inside out, as well as the thoughts of relationship between “objects” in the spectrum of the body, the material and the immaterial. The relations that are dealt with range from body and movement, body and nudity, costume, objects (props), sounds, consciousness, time, space, and so on. The digital archiving also includes three pieces of improvisations—the very starting point where Liu’s solo dance pieces unfolded.
In 2018, Archive or Alive: Digital Archiving Development of a Solo Dance by Shou-Yuo Liu was carried out under the aforementioned attempt.
Meanwhile, through the project, it is hoped that, in contemporary times, archive serves more than the purpose of conserving objects but also keeping alive the artistic energy residing within itself. Whether it is to be viewed as performance or probed as research materials, the immersive and dynamic viewing experience offered by “panoramic image”, along with “VR headset,” definitely challenges the conventional way of perception given by linear narratives set in two-dimensional and third-person perspective videos. The project is undoubtedly a bold initiative to structure “physical performance” and “panoramic images of multiple viewing perspectives” into the framework of the production relations between “documentation and screening.” This dynamic perception system is established amidst performance, audio-visual content, and critiques. And, it is about the documentation of and discourse on the body, the improvisation and spiritual trance state of the performer, and the authenticity and representation of the documentation.
Producer & Curatorial Team (2018): ET@T http://www.etat.com/
Organizer of the Exhibition (2019): Concept Museum of Art, Digital Art Center, Taiwan https://dac.tw/
Duration of the Exhibition: 2019 June 1-Aug. 2
① Exhibit ver.: Mon. to Fri. 13:00 – 17:30
② Full ver.: Tue. To Thur. 13:00, 14:30, 16:00
Venue: Digital Art Center, Taiwan
Address: B1, No.431-1, Sec. 6, Zhongshan N. Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City 111, Taiwan
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SHOU-YUO LIU https://shouyuoliu.com/
Director, actor, performer and dancer. Since 1987, Shou-Yuo LIU has been working in theatre and experienced in directing, and acting till now. He is known for the cross-boundary collaboration works (including Drama, Dance, Chinese Opera and Digital Technology) and physical solo dance performance, had been participated in the production of art festivals in Seoul, Berlin, and New York. And his solo dance works, Shaman- Working in Progress, SHAPDE5.5 – Shou-Yuo Liu, Solo Dance have been well received.
ET@T was founded by artist Huang Wen-Hao in 1995 to explore all possible art forms and nascent states of production in digital culture. For more than twenty years, ET@T hopes that its practice of comprehensively applying professional knowledge to digital texts, theories, exhibitions, and performances derived from digital culture, will result in abundant experience and learning. In 2018, project Archive or Alive: Digital Archiving Development of a Solo Dance by Shou-Yuo Liu was organized and produced by ET@T. In 2019, exhibition Concept Museum of Art vol.3: Archive or Alive: Digital Archiving Development of a Solo Dance by Shou-Yuo Liu was curated by Hsing-Jou Yeh, chief coordinator of ET@T.