「夜視。基隆港」由藝術團隊Y TEAM 策劃執行，邀請六位台灣當代藝術家：何孟娟、涂維政、吳燦政、康雅筑、程仁珮、劉耀中，針對基隆的在地特色進行創作。透過攝影、裝置、聲音、錄像、行動等媒材，介入基隆地景和人文地貌，翻轉基隆的刻板印象，提供觀看基隆的多元角度。何孟娟以充滿豐沛感性的攝影翻轉觀看的角度，賦予城市中「建築進行式」新的美感視野；涂維政〈影像銀行尋寶遊戲-基隆篇〉進行基隆港周邊的空間拓撲，邀請觀眾尋找城市與記憶被遺忘的角落；吳燦政則以〈台灣聲音地圖〉呈現基隆聲音地貌的變遷；以纖維和有機材質創作，關注海洋與環境議題的康雅筑以〈曬魚乾III〉展示各類台灣原生魚種，作為我們身在這片土地需與環境依存共榮的提醒；程仁珮則設想一個因污染過於嚴重的未來港，<下一餐>藉由飲食文化議題，以攝影、敘事和行動裝置討論人類與海洋之間的關係；擅長以文字構築詩性空間的劉耀中，在旭川河出海口的燈光裝置<靜水深流>，遙想曾經因為現代化發展下而被犧牲的城市水文和都市紋理，邀請觀眾為「夜視。基隆港」留下註解。六位藝術家以創作為眼，提供觀看基隆的都市空間、人文地景、飲食文化、自然景觀的角度與新視野。觀眾將透過他/她們的作品，看到不一樣的風景、重回對基隆美好記憶的追尋和生活的實踐。漫步在「夜視。基隆港」，藝術與美將隨處可遇。
“NightView Keelung” originated from the special city landscape of Keelung. It is curated and produced by Y Team*. Six Taiwanese contemporary artists are invited to participate in this exhibition: Isa HO, TU Wei-Cheng, WU Tsang-Cheng, KANG Ya-Chu, CHENG Jen-Pei and LIU Yao-Chung. Through different materials of the artworks which include photography, installation, video, sound and performance, the artists try to intervene in the physical and cultural landscape of Keelung, inviting visitors to review their daily habitat.
Keelung is a city that has a special history of development and land advantages which are capable of competing Liverpool in the UK and Nantes in France. From the depicting in the film script of A City of Sadness, the curatorial team re-read Keelung’s history, going back to the time when the city contains images of big chimneys, train station, harbor and busy ships. We face the mare when standing at Maritime Plaza; while we never really carefully review the city. Just imagine: If we see Keelung from the Ocean, what will it look like? When the night absorbs overwhelming information and life pressure of city life, just give yourself a try to enjoy the symphony of candlelight and the twinkling stars in Keelung.
“NightView Keelung” will break with traditional aesthetics of spaces; spread the exhibition sites to city space. Artist Isa HO spins the way we used to perceive through her sensitive photography, embedding a new aesthetics horizon into the city’s “architecture-on-the-move.” TU Wei-Cheng yet tries to study places nearby Keelung Harbor with his work Image Bank, inviting visitors to seek for forgotten corners of the city and memories. WU Tsan-Cheng represents changes of Keelung’s landscape with his Taiwan Sound Map. KANG Ya-Chu, the artist who pays attention to issues of ocean and environment preservation, displays indigenous species of fishes in Taiwan, attempting to remind us of the dependent relationship of residents and environment. CHENG Jen-Pei yet imagines a future harbor which is seriously polluted; through mobile installation, she discusses the relationship between man and the Ocean. LIU Yao-Chung is skilled at building lyrical space with words. His light installation located at the estuary of Hsu-Chuan River as if recalling the collected memories of city culture of water and city texture which were sacrificed due to modern development. The work also invites the audience to leave a footnote for “NightView Keelung.“