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The Prudential Center Newark

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(The Prudential Center Newark, 04/10/2013)

One of my childhood memories in Taiwan was the military dictatorship. The first characteristic of dictatorship was the motto of: ‘life as a eternal battle,’ which was to militarize every aspect in life. I was taught that the communists were an evil force, driven by a dangerous ideology, and there were enemies without and within the society. The second was the wide spread symbolism: national flags and the portraits of the leader were literally everywhere. In the morning, school kids had to go to the playground to march and sing military songs.

However, militarization did not bother me too much. Kids always knew ways to have fun. Military assemblies were good chances for exchanging porno, meeting girls and handing over love letters. National flags were great things to collect because you can resell them in stores and earned a pretty good pocket money.

What really irritated me was the national anthem section in the cinema. Before the movies, you had to stand up and sing ‘Three Principles of the People’, which sounds like a funeral and ultimately ruined a mood for entertainment. Therefore, after the dictatorship was ended in the 80s, one of my greatest delights was that I never have to stand up at any movie theatres anymore.

In the tenth of April, 2013, at the hockey stadium of New Jersey, out of my astonishment, I had my first national anthem section after twenty years.

So there I stood, tried to squeeze my mouth out of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’ Actually it was not a bad experience, the song fits with the hockey game in the stadium. Patriotism fits with sport shirts, banners and the cheerleaders.

After all, they are almost the same thing, is it not?

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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

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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.

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