* 본 글은 Hsiao-yu Lin'과 가진 인터뷰 내용 중, 일부를 발췌한 것입니다. 양해 부탁드립니다.
DigiArk is a physical space, and aims to
be a platform and a resource center of digital art. Inside Digiark, there’s an
experimental space for exhibition, an archive of new media art publications,
and a space for workshops and seminars. In short, the goal of DigiArk is,
To promote Taiwan digital artists, and
connect them with different fields.
To cultivate digital art talents.
To introduce the trend of digital art.
For the future,
we will still follow the above goals. On the other hand, we plan to match up
technology industry and new media art, and integrate them to have in-depth
collaboration. By doing so, we want to make technology people to level up their
ways of thinking on developing new technology with creativity. On the other
hand, artists could also benefit from technology support and have more ideas on
TDAIC is a website of new media art. It
was established in 2004 and opened in 2005 (3 years earlier than the establishment
of DigiArk). It aims to be a virtual platform for digital art, where people
could share and exchange the ideas and experiences. TDAIC is also an archive
and a database for Taiwan digital art field. It collects many artists’ CV and
work images, as well as many essays and interviews. The main purpose of it is
to spread the knowledge of digital art to the public, and promote Taiwan digital
According to your observation, how
would you describe new media art in Asia (especially
(I am afraid I did not research enough for new media
art in Asia, so I’ll just talk about Taiwan)
New media art in Taiwan is more and more active now.
The main reasons are,
The government’s strategy and policy to
promote new media art.
More and more universities teach new
media art and cultivate many students.
Nowadays Taiwan new media artists have many chances
to show their works in galleries, art spaces and museums. There’re two digital
art centers in Taiwan (DigiArk and Taipei Digital Art Center), and some galleries
support new media artists. It is quite often to see new media art shows in
However, new media art works in Taiwan are always
very low-tech. Artists still encounter problems such as no budget and no
technology support. The grant from government is never enough for them to
create a high level work. On the other hand, the subjects and themes of their
works are mostly focus on their personal daily life or inner world, which I
found the phenomenon exist not only in new media art but also in contemporary
What is the trend you see for Asian
new media art?
(Again I am afraid I did not research enough for new
media art in Asia, so I’ll just talk about Taiwan)
With the support from government, there are more and
more inter-disciplinary creations appear in Taiwan. Different artists (such as
dancer, musician, new media artist) work together as a team or a group based on
projects. Sound art is also developed in Taiwan. A space called Nanhai Gallery
supports sound art and now becomes a very important spot for sound performance
in Taiwan and Asia. However, there’re not many works of interactive
installation. I think it’s because interactive installation always require
technology skills and equipment, and it costs a lot. Hence I found most
so-called new media art works are screen-based works, like video. On the other
hand, new media art meets a problem of preservation, and it affects collector’s
will to purchase new media art, then involving the art market at the same time.
I am worrying that new media art might be downgrading in the recent years. But
if Taiwan government keeps on supporting, we still have chance to promote and
develop new media art.
you recommend media artists in Taiwan (want to introduce to Korea)?
WANG Jun-Jieh 王俊傑
HUANG Hsin-Chien 黃心健
YAO Chung-Han 姚仲涵
CHANG Yung-Ta 張永達
LEE Wen-Cheng 李文政
Ding Chin-Chung 丁建中
LUXURY LOGICO豪華朗機工 (an art team)