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White Bear
2014~
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Lo Sheng-Wen
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
White Bear
2014~
photographs,videos,installment object
160x200 cm
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White Bear depicts polar bears and their captivity environments in the world; it also attempts to shed light on the corresponding zoological issues. White Bear is not about polar bears — it studies the visible symptoms amid animals and their artificial habitats by focusing on one specific species. These enclosures, constructed to mimic the bears' habitat, are bizarre combinations of “nature” and “stage”. So far the project was executed in 10 countries and 24 enclosures, including Europe and China.

The video “The March of the Great White Bear” is based on the "stereotypical (looping) behaviors" of polar bears in captivity. Ethological studies have shown that stereotypical behaviors stem from limited captive environments that do not satisfy the animals' normal behavioral needs. It is also seen as a sign of psychological distress in animals, and therefore is an animal welfare issue.

ARTISTS
3 artworks / 11 exhibition
Photographic Art , Installation Art , Video Art
Lo Sheng-Wen (1987-) was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He began his visual/audio research in 2011 during his studies in the Computer Music Laboratory of National Taiwan University, where he received his master’s degree in 2012. Currently he studies i ...
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Lo Sheng-Wen, 2015, Photographic Art
Lo Sheng-Wen, 2015~, Photographic Art