真實故事改編  Based On True Stories (2017-)

此計畫由之前的19.8平方販賣機中的迷你書發展而來,用故事書、繪本當作媒介,以看似可愛或詼諧的方式說一些荒謬又正常的故事。

第一件作品即是延伸自迷你書《真的醜的小鴨》故事,我做了幾本手工故事書,內容是改編自安徒生的知名童話醜小鴨,然後我把它放在書店的小說區。此外,我也用真的醜小鴨的故事,做了一隻錄像/逐格動畫作品《關於真的醜小鴨的三個故事》。

The project was developed from a work of my former project '19.8m2 Gachapon Machine', a small handbook that I make up a story to complain about social class in a funny way. This project attempt to murmur different issues about society in a tale-telling way by handmade picture books.

 

In the work 'The Truly Ugly Duckling (真的醜的小鴨)'  I made a picture book based on a well-known tale The Ugly Duckling, but rewrote in an ironic way to present a lovely but sad story about classes and society. Then I put one in the bookshop's shelf in fiction area so you may not easy to find it, but there is another one displays with my video work near window. 

The Truly Ugly Duckling was shown first time at Arkadia bookshop in Helsinki, Finland in May 2017, and 3 months later also exhibited in Yingge, Taiwan in a duo exhibition.

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真的醜的小鴨 (英文版/中文版)

詹詠幀

​手工裝訂精裝書

2017

The Truly Ugly Duckling (English/Chinese Version)

CHAN, Yung-Jen

hand binding picture book

2017

Three stories about the Truly Ugly Duckling

video/stopmotion animation

2018

“Three stories about the Truly Ugly Duckling” is a series video project combines three videos. Each video is an independent work but also can link with each other. Although the name shows there are three stories, I didn't put any number on titles of each video. For me, these videos are like stories happen every day, things keep happen someone is like the duck in the first story but someone is like in the third. The concept of my work is based on a well-known story ‘The Ugly duckling’ by Hans Christian Andersen, I adapted the story into another version to make a hypothesis that is the ugly duckling was born in reality like somewhere in Taiwan. The work uses a ironic way to show not only a new story but cultural, historical views about classes, values, disparity between rich and poor or things happened in Taiwan.

© 2018 by CHAN YUNG-JEN