“I have dream everyday, most of time I dream I am flying above my friends, family, and whole society. Whenever I fly higher, I am afraid of falling, it seems all the people on the ground will catch me. Sometimes I am happy to be higher that can see things clearly, I can see what human doing, what’s wrong with the world. ” The feeling of being higher inspire me to did this performance.
"Above the Wall" is a site-specific work took place in the graduation exhibition of the Art Museum of the National Taipei University of the Arts, developing through the spatial form of the museum, conforming with white cube, high ceiling, two floors, and overlooking condition to arrange performer to walk on the exhibition wall. Trying to use the body to challenge the power of viewing between audience and the performer in an art exhibition. Moreover, question what can be art work and art form.
The Art Museum is a huge white space with two floors, the first floor is two-story high. In the center of the wide exhibition space, there is a ㄇ-shaped exhibition area 8 meters length and width. "Above the Wall" took place on several white exhibition wall 2.5 meters high, and on the C-shaped white steel bridge 6 meters long crossing exhibition walls.
"Above the Wall" placed a quiet body in an ambiguous, abandoned, and undefined exhibition space. The hollow space from the first floor to the second floor allows a neutral state of existence to confuse the audience entering the exhibition hall. The performer with short skirts standing high, making viewers below feel embarrassed to stare at performer. The audience’s purpose and identity were changed through the interference of performer, should they concentrate or distracted, being gazed or gazing. In the relationship between gazing side and those being gazed, the identity of performer reverberates more possibilities, no matter viewers, artists, or works of art is shifting and blurring.