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Aesthetics notes - Measure
2005
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Chen Kuan-Chang
Aesthetics notes - Measure
2005
mixed media,
Depends on the place of exhibition
Aesthetics notes - Measure
2005
mixed media,
Depends on the place of exhibition
Aesthetics notes - Measure
2005
mixed media,
Depends on the place of exhibition
Aesthetics notes - Measure
2005
mixed media,
Depends on the place of exhibition
Aesthetics notes - Measure
2005
mixed media,
Depends on the place of exhibition
Aesthetics notes - Measure
2005
mixed media,
Depends on the place of exhibition
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Measure is a way of seeing that repetitively focuses on the enlarged sense of sight. Through physical interjection, fingers are used to measure settings and things in immediate surroundings, with the gestures closely photographed, including measuring of skyscrapers at a distance, the corner of a room, etc…It involves flattening of three-dimensional settings, which is bound to create a compressed effect, with the project focused on those ambiguous areas. Throughout the creative process, I developed further interest for untouchable and nonphysical masses and intangible sense of spatiality, such as the crevice between buildings or light and shadow in an area, as I tried to measure those immeasurable things.
The act of measuring is quite physical, but I hope through physical interjection and visual compression to conduct measuring that is nonphysical. I’ve even simplified it into a game, with me measuring anything as I roamed about. To measure something beyond the act of measuring, I had to use the most primal physical perceptions to measure what my eyes come into contact with. The act of measuring is also a gateway for learning about something unfamiliar. The gesture of opening up the index finger and the thumb is a natural reaction to me, the way my body reacts to the term “measuring”. As the fingers extend, there seems to be nothing that can’t be measured. With conventional measuring, we’ve grown accustomed to using standardized methods to treat things that are to be measured, such as with centimeters, meters, and even kilometers used to indicate the distance between two locations. However, the act of measuring doesn’t necessarily require a measured result, and it doesn’t always have to be a conversion of units. The pinching of the two fingers does not need to have a motive, because it can be the body’s primal reaction when faced with something foreign. In between the two fingers could be a car or a shadow, or even invisible sounds. Anything can appear between the tips of those fingers, with measuring just an act of measuring.

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Chen Kuan-Chang, 2005, Photographic Art , Performance Art
Chen Kuan-Chang, 2006, Performance Art , Video Art
Chen Kuan-Chang, 2010, Performance Art , Video Art
Chen Kuan-Chang, 2005, Photographic Art , Performance Art
Chen Kuan-Chang, 2010, Performance Art , Video Art
Chen Kuan-Chang, 2010, Performance Art , Video Art
Chen Kuan-Chang, 2007, Performance Art , Video Art
Chen Kuan-Chang, 2010, Performance Art , Video Art
Chen Kuan-Chang, 2008, Performance Art , Video Art
Chen Kuan-Chang, 2008, Performance Art , Video Art
Chen Kuan-Chang, 2006, Performance Art , Video Art
Chen Kuan-Chang, 2007, Performance Art , Video Art
Chen Kuan-Chang, 2005, Photographic Art , Performance Art
Chen Kuan-Chang, 2007, Performance Art , Video Art
Chen Kuan-Chang, 2010, Performance Art , Video Art