《身之載體》The Body Medium
2022 政大駐校藝術計畫｜Video Installation｜B&W｜7m 40s Loop
The multimedia project The Body Medium invites artist WEI Ho-Ting to create works based on the submissions of Tattoo: The Story of You. Tattoo owners were interviewed about the stories behind their tattoos, and, together with the interviews, photographs and sounds became material for creating this piece. WEI also invited artist Petr Danda to collaborate on the recordings and sound creation.
About the Artwork
he Body Medium is a creation working with images and sound. Using digital methods, various tattoo images were deconstructed, enlarged, and projected into space to obtain different perspectives on the subject. While the projections give an outside view on the art of tattoos, visitors can also scan the QR code to listen to the confessions of the participants, revealing the intimate motives and stories that shaped these tattoos and their owners. The artist hopes to document how a tattoo is born as a medium to channel personal life experiences and reflection of values.
This piece can be understood as a multilayered collaborative work in which the inner layer depicts the participants' thoughts and motivations, the second the works of the tattoo artists, and the third layer represents the images captured by the photographers. The sound and image projections make up the outer layer, acting as a guide to the chaotic and ungraspable inner world of the human psyché.