《The Fools Eden》
- 3 Channel-Video-Installation
The omniscient perspective hidden in the mass media spread fabricated factors of happiness to the world. Sugar-coated with entertainment, it seeks to evoke people’s faith, obsession, and frenzy for it. Welcome to “Eden”.
On the basis of news stories throughout the work, it projects the media environment we experience today. News scripts are visualized through images, manifesting the witty words of saccharine and excessive shaping, in an attempt to investigates the power relationship between the mass media and the public. In addition, the work reflects the recent thinking paths of the artist from the commercial behaviors of online check-in attractions shaped by the news media to the user’s habit on the social media, from the content farm articles of specific websites to data collection, from the migration of thriving images to pirated images, and finally from the memes on the Internet to online dating. Hsu endeavors to extract fragments from the subtle observation into the everyday life to put together clues after clues. Situated in this media environment, how should we face such messy and massive information?