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The Ghost Park - Sika Deer, 2017-2019, digital output, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



The Ghost Park - Cow, 2017-2019, digital output, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



The Ghost Park–Parrot, 2020, digital print, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



The Ghost Park–Dinosaur, 2020, digital print, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



The Ghost Park–Horse, 2017-2019, digital print, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



The Ghost Park–Tiger, 2017-2019, digital print, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.




PENG Yi-Hang

The Fifth Genre: Festivals/Sandbanks/Green Coverage Ratio



In The Ghost Park series, the artist takes photographs of animal statues in the park at night to investigate whether the represented images are real and attempting to create a paradoxical illusion. Using the large format camera, the artists made a two-hour exposure with a flashlight in the dark, with the technique of the Zone System and the “light painting” skill with moving light source to create an illuminous atmosphere. The artist also highlights postures and expressions of the animals from specific perspectives, trying to make the statues blended into the background and came to life. Therefore, the images enter an ambiguous state between reality and virtuality, allowing the viewers to experience the situations. In the process of viewing the images, the viewers will find a distance from their perception and will bring themselves back to the reality, creating a tension of cognitive reversal within an alienation.

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Born in Hsinchu in 1992 and resides in Taipei. Peng graduated from Graduate Institute of Arts and Design, National Taipei University of Education, and is interested in the nature of photography and the virtual and real aspects of image representation. Peng often roams around at night to photograph parks and artificial and natural landscapes, dealing with the dialectical relationship between reality and virtuality through photography. Main works include: The Ghost Park, Statics, Picnic, Human Zoo, and Roaming at Midnight. Peng has won the Jury’s Special Prize at the TDCC Arts Award. Participated in Chiang Mai Photography Biennale (2020), and held solo exhibitions at Pier 2 Art Center in Kaohsiung (2018) and 1839 Contemporary Gallery in Taipei (2017).