*”One Day Social Sculpture” awarded in Japan Media Arts Festival | 作品 “One Day Social Sculpture” 在日本文化廳媒體藝術祭獲獎

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“One Day Social Sculpture” in this exhibition (S)CUL(P)TURE collaborates with two online news media “House News” and “VJ Media”. Grabbing the information from their Facebook page, transferring the data includes Likes, Active Users, Shares and Comments into the movement of the machine, forming the sculpture of online news media in a day.

And there was 3 discussion panel of social issues during the period of exhibition, the work do the sculpture within the period of the discussion panel, transferring the specific Facebook Group (of the specific discussion panel) into a sculpture.

The idea of “Social Sculpture” comes from Joseph Beuys’ most famous quote, “Everyone is an artist”, and is based around the notion of creating sculptures out of society, in the process serving to reshape and remake our universe.

This universe that “everyone” is “reshaping” or “remaking” has moved, or been extended, from the physical to the virtual; through the internet, and, specifically, through our contributions to social networks, the virtual world is constantly changing. The online version we are all creating together is thus in some ways a fake world, but at the same time it comes from the feedback and actions of the real world.

“One Day Social Sculpture” extend the idea of “Social Sculpture” through an exploration of the notion that, through the internet, we are all artists. As a composite of the real and virtual worlds, it takes the daily contributions made by people to social networks, and then sculpts and shapes them into physical forms. The result is a series of “social sculptures” that blur the line between virtual and real world society.

“One Day Social Sculpture” 在這個展覽 “話之作” 和兩個本地網上媒體 “主場新聞” 和 “輔仁媒體” 合作。作品擷取他們的Facebook專頁的資料 讚、在線人數、分享及留言,轉換成機器的動作,從而構成一雕塑。




“One Day Social Sculpture” 伸延“社會雕塑” 的概念﹣“在互聯網上,人人都是藝術家”。通過擷取來自社交網絡中各人的“行為貢獻”,把現實和虛擬世界合成,每天塑造出一件真實的雕塑。這個雕塑是由互聯網這個延伸至社會雕塑概念的成果,把虛擬和現實社會的關係模糊掉。

Goethe-Institut,Hong Kong Arts Centre
Organizer: Department of Cultural and Creative Arts,Hong Kong Institute of Education

(S)CUL(P)TURE,Solo exhibition of Keith LAM
Videotage,Cattle Depot,Hong Kong
Organizer: Videotage
May – June,2013

主辦: 香港教育學院文化與創意藝術學系

主辦: 錄映太奇