The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA) and Netherlands' V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media have decided to operate remotely through online meetings several times a week in addition to attracting the participation of Netherlands’ local art communities in helping Taiwanese artist Wu Wei-chia (吳維佳) complete the long postponed "2020 Digital Artists Overseas Resident Creation Project" and successfully present it in Rotterdam.
Due to the impact of the pandemic, NTMoFA’s "2020 Digital Artists Overseas Resident Creation Project," which selected artist Wu Wei-chia to take up residency in the Netherland’s V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media, has been postponed to this year.
V2_Dynamic Media Lab in the Netherlands has invited eight artists from the Netherlands, Russia, Belgium, Croatia and Taiwan this year to work with professional curators and curators from the lab for a period of two months, where they communicate with each other, develop, and carry out their work.
This time, Taiwanese artist Wu Wei-chia conveyed the inconvenience of international communication and physical restrictions caused by border control during the pandemic by completing the video work "Yuan Jumin Portrait (元居民肖像)." With the help of V2_, she publicly collected the portraits of 50 people living in the Rotterdam area, and used face recognition technology and deep learning algorithms to produce and synthesize dynamic portraits of 3D models.
The core of Wu Wei-chia's artistic work involves the application of the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR), which he uses to discuss the trending topic of "meta universe" in highlighting the close integration of technology development and human life.
NTMoFA Director Liang Yung-fei (梁永斐) pointed out that although the artist's original schedule was disrupted by the pandemic, she showed sufficient resilience and utilized the potential of digital art to break through the limitations of space.