Lightscape-Routine 日常秩序

Year:2016
Media: 3-channel Video

「我們在使用城市,並且對這種使用的經歷有著親身體驗」-珍・雅各《偉大城市的誕生與衰亡》  

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities



現代化社會與城市,透過計量化與標準化來維繫秩序,照明系統讓人們得以利用夜晚時段拓展休閒和經濟活動,不再拘限於太陽起落與季節氣候等天然節奏,且無關乎個人感覺及生活習慣差異。但正因如此,人們的「日常生活」方得以依循、控制每日作息時間,何時該做什麼事皆有明確的預期。 
Modern society and city keeps order through measurement and standardization. Illumination system allows people to expand leisure time and economic activity in the evening, rather than limited by the sun and weather. Therefore, we have capacity to control our daily life and plan schedule.

城市中的各種光源,如交通號誌、街燈、車燈與招牌,亦是種文化符號,依循著特定的限制與規格,維持秩序並形塑動態的都會夜景。若「光景」是種規訓手段,其中必然涉及權力的結構與分配。在日復一日地重複中,定位出個體所處的狀態與所在環境的關係。 

Light sources like traffic signs, streetlight and car light in the city are symbols of culture, following specific restrictions and discipline. If lightscape is a sort of rule, it must involve the distribution of power and structure.


在公共空間中,日常的移動與行為,形塑了我們對於城市的記憶。不同的街道、不同的路線,喚起各種生活樣態,是共構城市集體記憶的元素。當建築樓房越來越多,人工照明更加便利,城市的氛圍卻因此越來越急躁。透過此系列錄像,我想藉由其外顯與內涵的節奏,從不同空間與時間維度去觀察、討論日常生活中的規律與秩序。

In the public space, Daily movement and behavior forms our memory of a city. Different streets and routes arouse various lifestyle, which are elements of constructing collective memory. With more and more buildings, artificial illumination is ever more convenient and yet the atmosphere of city is getting irritable. Through this series of videos, I would like to observe and discuss the rules and disciplines of daily life from different space and time.




「光景計畫:日常秩序(Lightscape-Routine)」包含三段獨立錄像,分別為:

 1.調和 Harmonising:人們建構時間認知的過程,「重複」成為連結「相同」與「不同」事件之間的線索。本影片呈現了來自各地的閃爍光源並將其同步。現代化城市共享著相同規範的照明設備,規格化讓人有所依歸,維持了秩序同時帶來更便利的生活。儘管同步了閃爍速度,但細究其外型與細節時,仍存在諸多差異。 

2.循環 Recurrence :城市中的路燈串連成網,非個體所能控制,但又影響著每個人的行動。路燈的明滅,是依照每天的日出與日落時間而定,如同城市夜晚的開關一般。在一整排路燈下移動時,會感受到光線明暗變化,像是經由內在節奏映照出外在的既定結構,是既隨機又規律的重複。不同維度的節奏彼此重疊,交織成網,構建都會日常的生活經驗。 

3.閃爍 Sparkling:密集排列的公寓大廈是現代化的居住特色,最有效率地利用稀少的空間資源。大樓的窗戶在入夜後逐漸亮起,再隨著夜深漸漸一個個暗去。不同的個體被框限在規格化的格子內,明暗變化成為唯一可分辨的差異,在縮時攝影下如星空般明暗閃爍,並日復一日地重複。

攝影:蔣培育