警衛黃柏群 Security Guard Bo-Qun Huang │ Face Off, Honolulu Club, Taichung (TW) │ 2013

Face Off, 2013
南夜大舞廳,台灣 / Honolulu Club, Taichung, Taiwan

100 name cards "Security guard, Huang Bo Qun" was distributed at the opening of exhibition 《Face Off》.


場地探勘時,我於南夜大舞廳三樓入口發現兩枚,分別是「警衛」及「黃柏群」的印章,以及一盒印泥。便將這兩枚印章以及印泥帶回,用它們製作了一百張「警衛  黃柏群」的名片,在南夜 Face Off 活動中發放。發放名片的當時,將兩個印章至於左胸靠進心臟的口袋中。兩枚印章及印泥,與沒有發完的名片一起,在活動結束後,放回原本發現它們的地方。

The Honolulu club, once the most popular club in Taichung city, has closed for decades because of the urban shift. In order to revive the area, artists who participated in the Face Off exhibition visited the old building and created works responding to the environment and the history of the building. 

I found two stamps at the third floor entrance when visiting Honolulu Club. One of them is a name Bo-Qun Huang and the other one said "security guard". In Taiwan many people believe that a name represents the person and carries his/ her soul.

In this exhibition, I made 100 name cards with the two stamps I found in the abandoned club, distributed them in the exhibition opening while carrying the stamps in the pocket on my left chest. 
After the exhibition, I returned the stamps along with the rest of the name cards to the place where I found them.