巡者  Drift

本創作日夜拍攝萬華一年一度最盛大的祭典活動,為期三天的青山王夜巡。高空掃視並濃縮地理圖景,凝視碼頭文化之遺留痕跡。四條看似平行的街道,在旋轉下逐漸拼接成原先的連續空間,藉著第五個螢幕的點綴下,陣頭現身梭巡於完整街道中。青山王的夜巡,看似線性的匯聚宗教、性工作者、違法擺攤、觀光旅人相互交疊的人文意象,但從社會意識聚焦至個體,映射著舊城場域中文化流動穿越的狀態。

This artwork documents Wanhua’s largest religious festival of year from day to night. It is “Night Patrol of the Qingshan King” which lasts three days. The video was taken from high-altitude and intensify the geographical landscape, creating the peeping eyes of the protagonist in Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock, staring athe remains of a seaside port culture. A “continued space” is shown to the audience when images of four seemingly parallel streets are rotated and collaged. Through a fifth screen, a religious parade team shows up, patrolling through the streets. The “Night Patrol of the Qingshan King” is more than a lineal combination of humanistic images of religious activities, sex workers, illegal street stands, and tourists and travelers; it goes from societal to individual, reflecting a “vagabond” state of the old town, where culture falls into pieces.