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Super Heroes
2008-2009
BY
KUO I-Chen
Super Heroes NO.1
2008-2009
video-installation
140x260 (cm)
Super Heroes NO.2
2008-2009
video-installation
140x260 (cm)
Super Heroes NO.3
2008-2009
video-installation
140x260 (cm)
Super Heroes ─ Justice
2008-2009
stainless-steel , sculpture
100x50x150 (cm)
Super Heroes ─ Mask
2008-2009
stainless-steel , sculpture
50x50x100 (cm)
Super Heroes ─ Mask
2008-2009
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"Super Heroes Series" borrows the popular super hero images from public culture such as Superman, Batman, Spiderman, the Green Hulk, Daredevil, Spawn, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Man. These fictional characters are initially created in the United States but they soon become recognizable symbols in the whole world. The most significant trait of these super heroes is how they use their supernatural power to save the world. In the three video installations, I extract three of the most famous images – Superman, Batman, and Spiderman – and put them aside with three different video clips extracted from newsreel: 1.) terrorists and the held hostage 2.) the 911 attack on the World Trade Center New York, and 3.) the air raid while the American army was attacking Afghanistan and Iraq. The juxtaposition between the image extracted from the public culture and the video extracted from newsreel (which is commonly acknowledged as the truthfully representation of the reality) creates a powerful collision against our pre-existing knowledge. Viewers thus are empowered to reexamine the credibility of a world manipulated by mass media.

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32 artworks / 127 exhibition
New Media Art
Through multiple media, including new media, installation, and video, Kuo creates his unique poetic artistic language. He concerns the floating state of human spirit and keeps searching for the disappearing belongingness in the modern environment. ...
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KEYWORDS
KUO I-Chen, , New Media Art , Video Art
KUO I-Chen, , New Media Art , Video Art
KUO I-Chen, , New Media Art
KUO I-Chen, , New Media Art , Video Art
KUO I-Chen, , New Media Art , Video Art
KUO I-Chen, , New Media Art , Video Art
KUO I-Chen, , New Media Art , Video Art
KUO I-Chen, , New Media Art
KUO I-Chen, , New Media Art
KUO I-Chen, , New Media Art , Video Art
KUO I-Chen, , Photographic Art , New Media Art
KUO I-Chen, , New Media Art , Installation Art , Video Art
KUO I-Chen, , New Media Art , Video Art
KUO I-Chen, , Photographic Art , New Media Art
KUO I-Chen, , New Media Art , Video Art