2011 | SUMMER | THE SPECTACLE OF NOW
This is not a guidebook.
People used to make selections such as the Seven Wonders of the World, high-sounding as if they have an imaginary scale for measuring the world. In contrast, it seems that we’re losing our bearings today. Lose one’s bearings, I like the term in Chinese, which in origin, literally refers to someone who doesn’t know where to position their hands and feet. As now human beings, forty-two years after the day Amstrong took his very first step on the moon: every day we indecisively log in all the on-line accounts we have; we indecisively read newspapers and we indecisively watch tv programmes; then we’re waiting for the end of the world indecisively.
Despite the topic for this issue is “The Spectacle of Now”, and though I was referencing a bit of the original Seven Wonders; though I was trying to offer a peep into the world of contemporary art by showing selective works made out of everyday objects; though you might learn that one can makes the unique sound from fluorescent lamps by controlling the laser light; though there’s an editorial about one of the Taiwanese motels; or, even though Waterfall hasn’t had any apps for the readers. This issue, the Spectacle of Now, however, might not become what you imagine.
白色小屋售價 NTD. 445