New media artist Huang Wei-hsuan (黃偉軒) will hold a solo exhibition in Taichung from Feb. 16 through April 28 to explore places, memories, and their relations from the perspective of the human body as part of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts' annual Digital Art Creation Competition Program.
Applying PhotoScan as the main creative approach, Huang entered spaces that were scheduled for dismantlement or drastic alterations, roaming through the sites and capturing soon-to-disappear images from a first-person point of view. The technique of "structure from motion" was then utilized to create 3D models of these sites that no longer exist but remain larger-than-life in upcoming "The Dust and Light" exhibition.
Huang explains that the sense of sight is a person's most natural instinct that guides him or her on the move, as somatic senses are needed to detect available paths and form routes. Thus, an extrinsic visual framework is constructed, blending architectural dimensions with human sight to become a "genesis of dust and light exploration."
Huang then asks: After a physical space no longer exists, is it possible to revisit the imprints left by people when they dwelled in it, and see the marks they have left behind in this vacuum that they used to carry out daily activities in?
"That-has-been" and "this-has-been" are the starting points of "The Dust and Light" to explore the relations among physical space, human memory, and somatic perception. A digital representation creates an "object" which does not realistically exist, but becomes a starting point for a new reality that allows for such a conceptualized place to be "revisited."
‘Huang Wei-Hsuan: The Dust and Light’