Naked on Pluto at TEA Super Connect


Naked on Pluto installation Taiwan


Naked on Pluto is part of the exhibition TEA Super Connect at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts from the 10th of August til the 27th of October 2013.

Naked on Pluto installation

“TEA/ Super Connect— 2013 International Techno Art Exhibition” includes 20 artworks from 16 countries that are created with innovative methods to convey different viewpoints for super connections. The exhibition is curated by Shu-Min Lin, whose experiences include the curatorship for the Venice Biennial Taiwan Pavilion and the Ars Electronica Festival. The key direction of “TEA/ Super Connect” is to decode the most vital feature of the era we are in. We live in a time that is closely connected to the culture of “now”: this sense of “present-ness” is observed in both online and offline domains, with the entire world tightly linked almost at all times. Digital media art is the child of the “Super Connect” union of art and technology, and its birth signifies the accumulation of various expressive modes and also special demands that fuse together knowledge and professionalism. The exhibition places emphasis on the complex and multifaceted connections between art and technology, and as matters and occurrences of different characteristics or of shared relevancies go through extreme impacts, focus is also placed on the spectacular phenomena that have emerged from the impactful unions. With the binding of the different connections, the exhibition prompts for the fusion of many incredible cultural elements. Through diverse unconventional creative approaches, a plethora of concepts derived from culture hybridity is presented in the “Super Connect” exhibition, with artworks that are designed to incite the audience’s visual sense and present various connections derived from cultural fusions, digital personas of robotic/ biomimetic art, and new hybrid breeds. The core of the exhibition is centered on the genre of techno art, and through the artists’ imaginations to investigate the super connections between material and spiritual substances and real and virtual realms. The focus of “Super Connect” is placed on the integration of different media and expressions of new artistic forms. Additionally, the crossing of art, technology, and society is also another focal point of this exhibition. With the formation of new motivations amidst conflicting forces, it explores the dissipating parameters of identity and looks into strategies and frameworks pertinent to hybrid conditions.