Object: About Time and Memory


時間:2015年5月23日至6月28日 Date: 23 May. - 28 Jun., 2015

開幕茶會:2015年5月23日下午二時 Opening Reception: 23 May., 2015 14:00

地點:路由藝術 Venue: NUNU FINE ART

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定義關係與互動時,我們多侷限於人與人之間的交流 , 常忘了與物品間的互動有時反而能帶來更甚於人之間的影響與約束。物品被使用方式,作為一種反饋 , 可以誠實而毫無保留地揭露使用者的全貌:你與親人的關係 、你是否習慣獨來獨往、你信奉哪種宗教。反向來說 , 物件的使用規則也總能成功地牽制使用者 ,溫和又強勢地改變了人類生活的樣態。

就人類學家牟斯(Marcel Mausss)在其著作經典「禮物」(Essai sur le don)中闡述的觀點而言,餽贈某物給某人實為一種自我呈現,接收了某人的物品即是接收了對方的靈魂本質。雖然其文章的本意在於談論物與物間的交換價值及禮物經濟,但也同樣說明了物品作為一個與人互動的客體,是承載著精神性的意識的。

物件在被使用的消耗間最終成為了我們存在的一種呈現 , 是一種婉轉地自我揭示, 這次的路由藝術聯展我們集結了五位亞洲藝術家,他們各自因為不同的理由而選擇以物件作為他們作品中的對象。以印尼的藝術團體Tromarama為例,他們停格動畫的作品多以符號性的文字和物體搭配音樂呈現,他們 很 清 楚地知道物件在他們的畫面中所 能 彰顯的意義和想像的空間遠大於他 們 採用任何人或動物作為作品中的主角。另一位印尼的Aditya Novali則將自我身份投影到它所使用的工具-畫筆上, 每個筆刷以不同的形狀作為裝置展出,而每個工具不同的形狀和組成其實都代表著創作中時間的軌跡 , 運用時間和工具的概念Aditya特地點出了常被忽略的人與作品間的磨合 過 程。同樣居住在菲律賓的Marc Reyes與Lebajo則各別用不同觀點將物件納入他們的繪畫中, 物件在此像是他們文化和日常生活的縮影, 也因此有著別於靜物畫的溫度跟距離感。 而台灣藝術家的康雅筑, 同樣感知於物件中的時間記憶,將流動於空間和時間中的運輸包材作為素材,製作一系列的背包,企圖具象那些被內化的情感記憶。

Once defining relationship and interaction , most of us would confined to focus on the importance of the relationship between human beings , but tend to forget to discuss the interaction with objects, which may sometimes possess more influential power than a human could bring. The way of how Objects have been used can be viewed as a feedback, or in another word, a revelation of the users themselves---Are you closed with your families? Whether you enjoy being alone or not? What kind of value you believe in? On the contrary, however, in most of the time, the rules of using those things could always affect their users, gently in disguise but actually seriously transform people’s lifestyle in the long run. 

According to Marcel Mauss, a well-known anthropologist, he stated an idea in his classic work “Essai sur le don”, that giving something to another one is actually presenting partial self , which on the other side, the receiver accepts the inner soul from the giver. Although the goal of his work is to discuss the exchange value and also the gift economy, somehow it still explains that object could be a carrier of owner’s spiritual consciousness.

Objects have been consumed gradually from time to time, and ultimately work as a present of our existence, which is another way of honest self-revealing.

In this group exhibition, NUNU FINE ART gathers five Asian artists, who respectively chose still objects as the subject of their works with different reasons.

Take Indonesia’s art group Tromarama for example , their stop motion animations are mainly using symbolic words and objects, featuring music to represent their works . They deeply know that simply using objects in their works could render more space for interpretation, comparing to letting any animals or people involve. 

Another Indonesian artist Aditya Novali reflects his identity on the tools he uses --- his paintbrushes. His paint brushes appear in different shapes and structures, and have been displayed as an installation. Every tool is shown in diverse forms and compositions, representing the timeline of how a art work has been created . With the concept of time and tools in his works , Aditya especially gives weight to the process of getting along with works, which has been neglected often . Artists Marc Reyes and Lebajo are both living in Philippines. Though both of them choose objects as the main topic in their paintings, they show different attitude and style. Objects are a gaze of their culture and daily life, and thus create an atmosphere different from normal still object paintings. As of Taiwanese artist Ya-Chu Kang, who also inspired by memory arising from objects, she utilizes used-package as raw material. Attracted by the mind that package is the emotion that has traveled through time and space, she made a series of backpack in order to embody the internal affections and memory.