交個朋友吧 Let’s make a friend


台灣和新加坡藝術家交流的機緣,從2016「星光計畫」戰車在香港被扣留事件,思考台灣與新加坡幾十年的外交「友誼」;與台灣人對於新加坡「禁止吃口香糖」的兒時傳聞。如同青箭口香糖的廣告slogan:交個朋友吧,像是一句雙關語,在台星兩國軍事與藝術合作的分享與交流的善意下, 利用展覽之名夾帶仿製戰車入境觀光,並同時從事一連串「軍事遊行」的行動。

「星 光 計畫」:1975年新加坡總理李光耀與台灣當時行政院長蔣經國簽署 了一項秘密的軍事交流與合作計畫。計畫內容就是讓新加坡部隊在「星光演習」的代號下到台灣進行軍事訓練。

Inspired by the ‘Project Starlight’ between Singapore and Taiwan, the work reflects the present that ceased to a point of transition from the past to the future. A relationship between two countries becoming swayed by a third party, evidently portray in the incident where Singapore nine armored troop carriers were intercepted in Hong Kong.

Akin to the chewing gum slogan: Let’s make a friend, this project is a friendly exchange where Singapore artist (Jacqueline Sim) and Taiwan artist (Yung-Chih Lee) send items through legal postages to each other. The artist further smuggled tank replicas in the name of artistic exhibition and launched a series of “military parade.”- slipping through the seepage between permitted and restricted, constraint and possibilities.

‘Project Starlight’ is a military agreement made in 1975 between Singapore’s late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and Taiwan’s then premier Chiang Ching-Kuo. In the recent years the project has been under close scrutiny from China.

Collaboration with Jacqueline Sim
複合媒材:口香糖、包裝禮盒、行為影片。
Mixed Medium : chewing gum、gift package、performance documentary.

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