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The Tour

The second day of my travel, I went to the Circle Line Tour. It was a beautiful double deck ferry with a bar in the back that sells coffee and hot dogs.

The idea of floating on the water with several dozen of tourists, each one with a camera hanging down on the chest and chewing fat in the mouth, reminded me of Ships of Fools in Foucault’s Madness and Civilization.

During the tour, the guide was explaining the way city was built up and the history of its architectural growth. He talked about the stories of Singer building, the Woolworth building, Empire State building and Crysler building. Manhattan is the arena of corporate power, business venture, and private sponsorship.

What makes New York New York is that she was built by privatization, fed by enterprises and therefore is the center of global capitalism.

While we were in the middle of the Hudson river, the financial zone was shining its golden light under the sun of the early spring:

This is the center of the world.

This is the heart that pumps money flows.

This is the origin of the global crisis.

We live from it and we suffer from it.

The city skyline sparked every tourists’ hunting instinct. All of a sudden, the ferry was in an orchestra of camera shutters.

I wonder how many fishy things are going on inside the buildings.

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給所有來自過去與未來的人,

這個故事得由過去說起,在2006-2009年之間,以Bbrother為代號,我在台北市街頭進行了四年的塗鴉行動,這個網誌的主要功用,主要作為那時歲月的記錄,關於Bbrother,如有興趣可以看維基百科之解釋:
Bbrother(1982年-),本名張碩尹,是台灣的塗鴉藝術家。Bbrother的號稱,取自歐威爾小說《一九八四》中的「老大哥」(Big Brother)。自2005年開始塗鴉,Bbrother充滿政治意識的模板大量出現在台北街頭,內容從反全球化、反威權、反戰到聲援楊儒門、挺樂生等。並數度為媒體焦點與話題人物。其早期以模板為主,黑白的創作方式…(不過維基這種東西,真的是看看就好)

關於當時的大部分作品,請見此連結:

Bbrother 2005、Bbrother 2006-2008、Bbrother 2008-2012

與 相關報紙資料剪貼集

在那四年短暫卻又混亂的時期,同時間也陸陸續續與參與與主辦了數個活動:

1. 垃圾展:大學最後一年主要學科被刷掉之後的自辦畢業展,又稱「廣告系落選展」(2005).
2. 上山打游擊:在政大的塗鴉行動,與之後所謂的「塗鴉爭議」(2005).
3. 廢墟佔領:在台北市愛國西路上,曾由一群大學生共同佔領了舊台鐵宿舍,並在其中嘗試舉辦影展、展覽、與創立工作室(2006-2007),現為二十四小時自助停車場.
4. 以物易物市集:在以台北市公館為中心,曾舉辦四次以物易物市集,市集內禁用金錢,並且可由勞務交換物品.

最後,這個故事以未來結束,基於人生作為流水般不斷推進、變幻之關係,本網站與本人已不再使用Bbrother發表新作品.

如有興趣的話,查看新作可至www.tingtongchang.co.uk

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