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Invisible Direction Series|Monitor, attack program, homemade laser gun, invisible paint, film, sensor| 2017

I-CHUN CHEN & HE-LIN LUO

Invisible Direction is an on-going project that attempts to blur the boundaries of various systems by responding to a certain rule of a system at a time. The target rules can be national legal regulations or odd frames. For instance, Invisible Direction – Taiwan aimed to answer to Penal Act of Offenses Against National Currency by making purchases with conceptually destroyed banknotes to achieve abnormalities under their normal functions. Invisible Direction – China was responding to Regulation on Internet Information Service by uploading encrypted videos and decrypting them in the exhibition site to avoid, and thus nullify the censorship system. In addition, Invisible Direction – Singapore tried to respond to the Vandalism Act by making graffiti with invisible ink on Singapore streets, making the graffiti existed without physical forms.

In Invisible Direction –White and Black, the issues of “internet privacy” and “internet morality” are discussed. When the audience is trying to see the work, they also trigger DoS (denial-of-service) attacks. By making the participation in the exhibition an invisible attack in such a rational space, the workplace privacy, and morality in a gray area.

These projects attempt to highlight and dim the boundaries of regulations to ponder on the modern regulations and frames – are these quick fixings only able to solve our problems on the surface? These easy solutions will be caught in more social dilemmas and hurdles. When we are familiar with this society controlled by cold, convenient regulations, will crime and punishment be impossible to be reduced, and enhance themselves to be more intense?

<隱形的方向>系列|監視器,攻擊程式,自製雷射槍,影像,隱形顏料,影像,感應器|2017

陳依純 + 羅禾淋 

〈隱形的方向〉是持續性的計劃,試圖讓藝術作為把體制邊緣模糊化的方法,每一次都會對應某一個體制下的法條規定,這個體制可能是一個國家法條,亦或莫名的框架機制,如〈隱形的方向-台灣〉,試圖回應「妨害國幣懲治條例」,透過概念上的破壞鈔票,再進行消費行為,達到功能正常下的不正常。〈隱形的方向-中國〉則是回應「互聯網信息服務管理辦法」,把影片加密上傳,逃過影片審查機制後在展場解密,使影片偷渡成功,讓審查機制無效化。〈隱形的方向-新加坡〉則是回應「破壞公物法」的規章,透過隱形墨水在新加坡街頭塗鴉的動作,讓塗鴉有實卻無形。

〈隱形的方向-白之間與黑之間〉,講述「網路隱私」與「網路倫理」之間的問題,透過全球網際網路的「阻斷服務攻擊」,讓觀眾在觀看作品的同時,也是開啟阻斷服務攻擊的開關,使看展的動作被強制觸發無形的攻擊,讓其隱私與倫理因為展覽場域的合理性,走在曖昧模糊的位置。

這些計劃試圖讓法規的邊界突顯化與模糊化,思考法規或框架在現今時空背景下的操作,是否僅是快速表面解決問題,而這樣的做法將在未來陷入更多社會困境與瓶頸,當習慣以冰冷便捷的法規去掌控社會,是否罪與罰無法徹底消減且只會促使其更加進化?