You are not lonely but solitary 你不孤單但是寂寞 Neon lights and chicken wires / 鐵絲網、霓虹燈 Variable / 視場地尺寸而定 2008 ( Installation view in the exhibition “Home:Taiwan Biennial", National Taiwan Museum of FineArts, Taichung, 2008 )
Areas of special-designated use commonly seen is cities are often enclosed by steel fencing. They may differ greatly in function and name. They include, for instance, airports, construction sites, new communities, zoos, balconies, and backyards. When the concept of space is extended to the national scale, steel fencing comes to represent national borders because it is used as a line of defense against illegal immigrants, keeping them from entering the territory. Possessors use steel fencing to mark off spaces as their private domains. Whether these spaces exist conceptually or site actually, the exercise of politics and power of space is deeply implicit in this action. We are accustomed to accepting the warnings that these limits give off, psychologically and even at the level of our physical perception. When we look in macrocosm at groups protected by barriers, we find that the individuals within them are in fact cut off from one another, even existing in a state of imprisonment. "You Are Not Lonely But Solitary" attempts to explore our reactions to, and relationship and interactions with representational limitations, and in doing so delineate contemporary artistic imaginations of how we survive in our environment.
城市的角落常見有某種特定空間是被鐵絲網所圈圍而出的，這些場域在功能使用或命名上種類繁多，列舉如同飛機場、建築工地、新興社區、動物園、陽台後院等族繁不及備載，當空間的概念延伸至國家群體，鐵絲網也變成象徵國土的邊境，作為阻擋難民滲入“領土”的防線，這些被標示的對象是擁有者的私領域，無論是有形或無形，其中透露出的空間政治與權力運作無不深深存在其中，我們習於接受這種限制的警告，不論是在心理層面或擴延至身體的感知，當放大檢視這些被保護的群體，其實會發現彼此也都是被隔離的個體，甚至是處於監禁的狀態，而作品「You are not lonely but solitary」即是試著呈顯我們面對具象化的限制關係與介入後的反應，藉以勾勒當代藝術面對生存環境的各種想像。