Valentina Loffredo 真假鼻子隱喻私隱

誠然,科技及互聯網為生活帶來便利,但網絡資訊真假難辨,大數據時代下的個人隱私往往無所遁形,卻是不爭的事實。居港意大利攝影師Valentina Loffredo意大利總領事館文化處聯合舉辦的展覽「Nosy」,以難分真假的鼻子,隱喻數碼時代下的隱私問題。

身處數碼時代,人們生活的各個方面,不難避免受其影響。「當我使用社交網絡及電子產品時,總懷有一種觀察的心態,互聯網會記錄你的『數碼足跡』,令人們的生活習慣無形中被影響。」當公共與私人的界線愈模糊,個人隱私問題往往容易被忽視,究竟私隱何價?

以不同黃色方塊上的硅胶鼻子隱喻無處不在的監控鏡頭。

八卦形象化 難分資訊真假

作品以鼻子為題,並非某人鼻子的輪廓太好看,而是語帶雙關地道出Nose與Nosy的關係,前者既指鼻子,也有探問之意,後者與英文俚語big nose一樣,其實是諸事八卦、好管閒事的意思。人或許喜歡打聽八卦,但你的秘密卻一早被互聯網所掌握。「網絡有一套獨特語言,令你用輕鬆、有趣的方式去對談,我想從語言入手探討這個現象。 」語言及文字有時也很有趣,Valentina指出,Nosy與Nose在意大利文也有相似意思,在八卦(ficcanaso)裏面也藏有鼻子(naso)。

在兩塊藍色鑲板中間的是Valentina丈夫的真鼻子。

她以鼻子來形象化Nosy的概念,作品中既有真實人物的鼻子,更多是醫學用的硅胶鼻子,有時作品甚至是用photoshop後期製作而成的,畫面充滿玩味及視覺效果,然而卻令人無法輕易辨別真假,正如網絡資訊一樣,很多時都是模棱兩可的。在其中一幅由黃色方塊構成的作品中,不同角度的鼻子出現在畫面中的不同角落,不禁想起無所不在的監控鏡頭,彷彿正在監察你的一言一行,令人防不勝防。

穿牆的想像 展覽不限地點

對比相片中的鼻子,充滿黃色或綠色的繽紛畫面更加吸引,同時令作品變得有趣。「這就恍如互聯網,有一種很吸引的元素,但你慢慢靠近時,會覺得有些東西令你很迷惑,藉此呈現出我們面對互聯網時的體會。」她以一向簡約風格來呈現畫面,今次作品比以往更抽象,甚至有一種明顯的人造風景痕跡,去刺激觀者的想像力。

抽象的作品真假難分,與網上資訊一樣,眼見未為真。

Valentina的作品以攝影為基礎,同時延伸成為立體及裝置作品,她想像有人穿過牆壁進入家居,以牆上的立體鼻子來呈現。作品不僅在畫廊裏呈現,她更在畫廊附近的餐廳、店舖及公共空間黏上一個個黃色的鼻子,去Nosy別人的事情,正好貫徹展覽主題。對她而言,展覽不只是攝影作品的呈現,而是以玩味、幽默的手法重建一種經歷。有趣是聽說某些黏在店舖門口的黃鼻子消失了,不管是有心還是無意,正當展覽引起大家對私隱問題關注時,這或許也是對Nosy行為的一種覺醒吧。

Nosy

日期:即日至11月30日

時間:12pm-7pm(一至六)

地址:灣仔秀華坊5號地下Novalis Contemporary Art Design Gallery

原文見於果籽

Technology and the Internet are undoubtedly convenient for our lives, but it isn’t easy to distinguish between true and false information on the Internet. It is an indisputable fact that personal privacy in the era of big data is often visible.

Valentina Loffredo, an Italian photographer residing in Hong Kong, uses noses as a metaphor for privacy issues in the digital era to show the relationship between the Nose and Nosy. The former refers to the nose as well as inquiry; the latter, like the English slang term big nose, actually means gossip. People may like to curious about gossip, but the Internet has grasped your secret. 

She uses the nose to visualise the concept of Nosy. The works include real noses, and most of the playful images are silicone noses used in medicine, makes it difficult to distinguish between true and false, just like ambiguous online information. In one of the image consist of yellow blocks, noses appear in different corners reminds us of the ubiquitous surveillance camera, as if monitoring your every thought and deed.

Comparing to the mysterious noses, the colourful background of the picture is more appealing. Valentina Loffredo said, “The images are just like the Internet. It is rather attractive from a distance, and it can also be confusing when you get too close to it.”  The minimalist and abstract images have a noticeable trace of artificial scenery, which stimulate the viewer’s imagination.   

Nosy 

Date: Now till Nov 30 

Time: 12-7pm(Tue-Sat) 

Site: Novalis Contemporary Art Design Gallery, 5 Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai

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