抹不去的痕跡 INERADICABLE TRACES

2014

Photography, Light, One Way Mirror, Steel Round Frame 38cm Diameter Each

 

當人們在日光中行走,曝露於紫外線下,皮膚會隨時間開始出現深色斑點。這些斑點叫 “Photodamage”,亦即是我們平常所說的雀斑。其形成主因是「曝光」和「時間」,亦是攝影最基本的構成成份。 本作品探究人如何追求完美面容,借皮膚色斑的形成與淡化的過程,讓人重新思考攝影的最基本元素:「光」和 「時間」。已經形成的斑點,不論如何修復都會有痕跡,正如時間不能回轉,人臉上的標記、經驗和歷史都不能忘記。

 

When people walk in the sunlight, expose themselves to ultraviolet radiation (UV) for a period of time, dark spots will begin to appear on the human skin. These darkened spots are usually referred to as “Photodamage”, commonly known as pigment or freckles. They are a result of combining “exposure to light” and “duration of time”, which are also basic elements of creating a photograph. By exploring how people pursue their perfect face, from the pigment formation process to the process of whitening, this project allows people to rethink the fundamental elements of photography: Light and Time. Once the dark spots are formed, they cannot be reversed, just as time cannot be reversed. The traces of time, experiences, and history cannot be easily forgotten.