Clemens von Wedemeyer
展間 / R105走廊 / R105 Corridor

來自過去的未來:Alvin Toffler,OLIVER與EXPO俯視圖A Future from the Past: Alvin Toffler, computer OLIVER and a overlooking of Expo 70

  • 相紙輸出、錄像、文件
  • 尺寸因空間而定
  • 2019年
  • Digital Print, Video and Documents
  • Dimensions Variable
  • 2019


本作是蘇匯宇在其製作「未來的衝擊」(Future Shock)系列中的思考過程的視覺展示,它們由幾組不同的影片、文件與圖像所構成。這個思考過程,其基礎除了來自其 1970 年同名書籍的中譯版與英文原版的對照、中譯版的封面——Expo 70 大阪萬國博覽會、原作者 Alvin Toffler 相關的書籍與一台名為 OLIVER 的電腦(摘自《未來的衝擊》其中一章〈控制技術的發展〉)。這套視覺展示,意圖給觀眾一種想像路徑,令其重新回訪與審視這一來自「過去的未來」——及其所包含的意識形態、期待、偏差以及「現代」與「未來」這兩組概念在臺灣與中文世界的降臨。


On view in this exhibition is the visual display of Su’s thinking process when producing his art series, Future Shock. The display comprises of different videos, documents and images. The thinking process starts with the homonymous book published in 1970, with the Chinese edition, its cover- Expo 70 in Osaka which was cited as the main image of the book, other books and documents about the author of the book- Alvin Toffler and a computer called OLIVER. The visual display aims to provide the audience a route of imagination so that they can revisit and examine “the future from the past,” along with the ideologies, anticipations, disparities, as well as the concepts of “modern” and “future” when they were introduced into Taiwan and the Chinese-speaking communities.



蘇匯宇 1976 出生於臺灣臺北,2003 年畢業於國立臺北藝術大學美術研究所。創作多以新媒體形式進行,主題聚焦於大眾媒體對人們觀看的影響,以及人們對媒體的慾望投射。蘇匯宇近期著迷於古籍、老電影或稗官野史的收集彙整,並借用電影工業中的「補拍」(Re-shooting)做為方法進行創作。蘇匯宇認為,透過「補拍」,我們可以為那些來自過去的,那些未完成的、被禁制的以及被誤解的東西進行不同的解讀,從而得到新的啟示,或開展積極的歷史觀點並面對未來。


Su Hui-Yu was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1976. He holds an MFA from Taipei National University of the Arts in 2003, and has channeled his energy into creating new media art. The issues he takes up in his works include the impact of mass media on viewers and people's projection of desire onto media. Su is fascinated by the intricate tapestry interwoven by images, media, history, and daily life. Recently, his interest in old books and historical texts, from which he re-reads, revises and appropriates texts for his work, has led him to a new understanding of physicality, existence, and history.