Janet Lilo

Samoa/Nga Puhi/Niue/New Zealand
Born 1982

These moving and still images are of people I did and did not know from the internet, locally and globally. My fascination in this area surrounds ideas of profiling on social network sites such as Bebo, Facebook and YouTube which sways between the positive and negative representations of identity - created and formulated by the audience and its members. Further, my exploration focuses on notions of public and private spaces which are then reviewed again in a physical space for exhibition.

珍妮‧莉蘿

薩摩亞/恩加僕依部族/尼烏亞島/紐西蘭
出生於1982

這些動態與靜態的影像是來自網際網路上我所認識的與不認識的、在地的與全球各地的人們。我著迷之處在於那些在Bebo、Facebook、YouTube等社交網站介紹人物的想法,這些介紹擺盪於身分(由觀眾與網站會員所創造與形塑)正面與負面的表述之間。再者,我的探索所關注的是有關公共空間與私人空間的概念,這些概念將在展覽的實體空間中重新被檢視。

珍妮‧莉蘿
Janet Lilo






Top 16 2007
Mixed media installation, digital prints, video and beer crates
Collection of the artist

Janet Lilo researches into how the reality of internet-based social networks has transformed the world's youth culture. Top 16 points at the inter-relationships between street-culture, music and the increasingly public nature of personal actuality. By showing how young people represent themselves as a sequence of connective responses to each other, Lilo both celebrates and searches into the ever progressive identity of contemporary Pacific culture.

In their presentation of current 'hit' music, these young people publicly perform their own commitment to music as a carrier of their unique response to what are, essentially, shared songs. At no time in previous history has so much private life been seen publicly. Lilo asks in this work whether all life is now public.

前16強 2007
綜合媒材裝置、數位輸出、影像與啤酒箱
藝術家自藏

珍妮‧莉蘿所探究的是網際網路社交網站的現實如何轉變世界上的青年文化。〈前16強〉指出街頭文化、音樂及愈來愈具公開特質的私人現實之間的交互關係。莉蘿呈現年輕人如何以自我展現的方式作為一連串彼此相互關連的回應,藉此讚頌並探討日益增長的當代太平洋文化認同。

在這些年輕人對時下「流行熱門」音樂的介紹中,他們公開表現出自己對音樂的投入,就像他們是一位傳達獨一無二感受的使者,然而賦予他們此種感受的基本上卻是可共同分享的歌曲。在以往的歷史中,私人生活從未如此被公然觀看,莉蘿在此作品中質問是否現在所有的生活都是公開的。