「黯黑中的發光/聲體」Luminiferous sound objects in the darkness
Luminiferous sound objects in the darkness
Squeezing Citizenship serves as a vehicle that retrospectively carries the citizens who had ever been part of social movements to the body memory (postures) at the very moment of demonstration. Digital technology is adopted to record and represent such body memory. Treating the body memory as the entry point, this work not only interprets the role that citizens’ bodies play in social movements, but also explicates the way they become luminiferous sound objects in the darkness of oppression. The artist expects this work to be a reminder, prompting more people to review the disputes and conflicts occurred on this land and pay attention to the rights and obligations of civil disobedience, thereby awakening them to the fact that their articulation through social movements will become the rays of light that illuminate this land. People realize that they must fight for their own rights, and therefore left common memories and historical trajectory for future generations to follow.
Squeezing Citizenship is produced with the participation of the citizens who had been involved in social movements through 3D body scanning, 3D printing, and sound recording. With the assistance of audio mixer and pressure-sensing device, this work allows the viewers to feel the vivid oppressive atmosphere by their tactile sense.