Verge (Cursor) /  一个箭头带来的边界问题

 

The lamination of the history of human knowledge has led to us an unquestioned nod of developing science and technology. We take it for granted that science is the world of truth and technology is the synonym for benefit. Humanity is confused in the meta-narrative of the universe. As virtuality has become stronger then ever, how can we defend the world that we live in as something can be called reality?

This project is to question the world we live in as something to be questionable. It is inviting the viewers to question the indistinct verge of virtuality and reality. When the mouse cursor pops out of the 2-dimensional screen and becomes an invader in our world, it not only surprises the viewers with a moment of illusion, but also leaves them the discomfort about the real world. 

Cursor stickers in various sizes are handed out to people, and the surveillance video of the cursor performance can be downloaded by anyone — such actions are participatory, and at the same time breaking the boundary between artwork and life in the sense that this art piece is democratic and uncollectible.

《一个箭头带来的边界问题》这个项目试图通过”鼠标箭头“这个最简单的虚拟符号模糊甚至反转我们对于虚拟世界和现实世界的体验,邀请观者向愈加消解的虚实边界进行发问。我们将原本永远处在虚拟世界中的鼠标箭头转化成真实世界实在的物体,从而模糊并质问了虚拟与真实的边界。接下来,我们携带着巨大离奇的箭头,来到公共监控摄像头的领域与之互动,并向这些摄像头以及背后存在的监控者(权力)发问:是谁在监视?谁拥有监视的权力?还有哪里在被监视着?同时,作品通过观者可参与的开放媒介——人人可以制作的贴纸以及人人可以观看和录制的公开(实况)视频——也试图打破艺术品与生活之间的边界。

在景观里,我们似乎永远也无法区分什么是真什么是假,但在这个项目里,有一件事情是确定是“假”的,那就是穿越到现实再映射到监控里的箭头。从这个支点出发,我们获得了向现实和虚拟发问的权力。

 

© Guaier + Runzhong 2017
© Guaier + Runzhong 2017

Documentation of the performance

Cursor stickers

Performance (stage photos)