Video on the Phone, as the name shows, uses smartphones as the main medium for watching videos, including VR video, Youtuber webcast, live streaming, talks and other forms of events. 17 artists across three generations are invited, with their interests on topics ranging from virtual space and characters in the X generation to the self-media generation after the millennium. The artworks are scattered along the way from Honggah Museum to Polymer Art Village, and audience can use their smartphone and google cardboard to view the works by scanning the QR codes at the chosen spot.
Due to the vast speed of media communication and technology, boundaries of distance and space have been dismantled, leading to the destruction of site for viewing video art. Normally VR works are seen as immersive visual experience that replaces the viewer’s sense of body and space. Yet Video on the Phone attempts to ground the viewer’s body back to the space of reality and reconnect the relations between video and place.
Aug 11 18:00 @Polymer (3F, No. 9, Section 1, Beitou Road, Beitou District, Taipei)
Exhibition Opening Hours
Aug 11-Sep 23, 2018
Tue-Sunday 10:30-17:30 (Closed on Mondays)
Polymer (3F, No. 9, Section 1, Beitou Road, Beitou District, Taipei)
Honggah Museum (11F., No.166, Daye Road, Beitou District, Taipei City)
Outdoor Space at BaXian Village, Beitou District
Tung Lu Hung, Chih Sheng Lai, Wan Jen Chen, Xu Zhan Zhang, Iting Hou, Tsunghsun Tsai, Ning Sen, Ichun Chen, Muchi Hsieh, Yu Cheng Hsieh, Ashley Hu, Hui Yu Su, Shuyi Chou, Ching Yuan Chen, Cheng Sean Wang, Candy Bird, Yee Chang
Aug 11(Book online: https://goo.gl/xfpEV2), Aug 25, Sep 22
Sep 8, tbc
Sep 15, tbc
Hosted by Polymer and Honggah Museum
To see the exhibition, you will need a smartphone with good connection to the Internet and preferably well charged. You can bring your own google cardboard or borrow one with NTD 200 deposit which you can collect after returning it. You can return it at either Polymer or Honggah Museum. If there are too many people borrowing the cardboard, you might need to wait for a while to return the cardboard and we appreciate your patience.
How to use Google Cardboard? https://youtu.be/kCYD_6SwISM