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藝術家駐留週記《新加坡》1

藝術家馮家暉、黃淑賢、袁進𡛕、陳建業於月到新加坡參與聯合展覽《From the inside of the outside》,並駐留藝術空間 Instinc,與當地藝術家作交流、了解。

2016年8月27日

文:馮家暉

這是一次隨意而生的行為藝術計劃「把物人化」。

我們一組四人,兩年前計劃了一次展覽,最後竟演變成海外展覽。因為要離港十多天,伙伴Scott未能請假赴外,唯有我們三人前往。

其實我們一組四人各自有工作,申請大假需要「被批核」,而 Scott未能請假的事,加上自己在工作中體驗,令我感觸。社會的工作制度與形式底下,人只是資源,被以「工具理性」的對待,「物化」宰制,彷彿純粹以效益計算,來取代了傳統價值與情感。

後來,我們一組人在開會時,開玩笑說「一同計劃、一同去、一同回來」,怎樣都要帶 Scott 去新加坡。於是我用了 一些便宜的物料,造了「紙板 Scott」帶他去新加坡參與駐留、展覽、座談會和旅遊。

可能在別人眼中,這個「紙板 Scott」作品怪異可笑,「把物人化」以物料去裝戴團隊的情感,帶它到處遊覽讓陌生人與它的關係自然延生,社交場合中介紹它給新朋友認識或合照,對待它仿如對待 真人一般,帶他過關、過馬路、用膳、上飛機⋯⋯如果我們感到「把物人化」可笑,那當我 們看到處身被「物化」中的自已,就是否感到理所當然而全無情緒可見了。

今趟目的地是新加坡,一個跟香港文化相似的地方。主要是兩者皆有被英國殖民影晌的經驗,與西方文明發展的特徵;為生活空間而設計出高效率的城市規劃和建造。看來新加坡比香港更先進、方便,馬路上的綠燈一亮,紅色數字同時亮起,倒數餘下時間,展場鄰近的馬路差不多八十米的寬路,只有四十秒跨越!天橋和地底路連接著各種大型商場,追求高效率的思維產生便捷的設計,縮短了各種人與人、人與城市之間的距離,提倡新科技和重視資訊發展相信是將人類文明帶向一個新的境象。但擔憂的是,這又會否在催生著更為物化现象的社會了。

 

Courtesy of artist Fung Ka Fai

藝術家駐留週記《哈特福德》2

整個創作均以手動工具去造

藝術家郝立仁留學美國於康乃狄克州 University of Hartford (Hartford Art School) 修讀Nomad/9藝術碩士課程,試圖對生命、生態體系、可持續發展和多元文化更深入理解,繼續探討社會體系、人類的意識形態和自然的關系。

關於郝立仁

2016年7月12日

木工課

整個創作均以手動工具去造

 

一輪體力鍛鍊後,就到腦袋訓練!

 

 

我喜歡做紙 (paper – 在美國流行文化亦解作紙幣),今回以蘆葦草去做出美國紙(錢)!

 

 

Courtesy of artist Benjamin Hao

藝術家駐留週記《哈特福德》3

我們大伙兒就在戶外製作 Cob oven

藝術家郝立仁留學美國於康乃狄克州 University of Hartford (Hartford Art School) 修讀Nomad/9藝術碩士課程,試圖對生命、生態體系、可持續發展和多元文化更深入理解,繼續探討社會體系、人類的意識形態和自然的關系。

關於郝立仁

2016年7月19日

除了以上的研習還有批判思考 Gene Gort (artist, educator) 和Amanda Lovely (community artist, educator) 論文指導。

 

 

 

Courtesy of artist Benjamin Hao

藝術家駐留週記《哈特福德》4

Nomad/9藝術碩士課程一班同學
Nomad/9藝術碩士課程一班同學

藝術家郝立仁留學美國於康乃狄克州 University of Hartford (Hartford Art School) 修讀Nomad/9藝術碩士課程,試圖對生命、生態體系、可持續發展和多元文化更深入理解,繼續探討社會體系、人類的意識形態和自然的關系。

關於郝立仁

2016年7月26日

很高興遇上一班有趣的朋友
很高興遇上一班有趣的朋友
在堂上同學們的探究和創作
在堂上同學們的探究和創作
在堂上同學們的探究和創作
在堂上同學們的探究和創作
在堂上同學們的探究和創作
在堂上同學們的探究和創作

在異地,我同時感受到差別和聯系。文化背景的不同是我們的差別;理性批判,熱誠和彼此的尊重使我們聯系。即使只是剛開始,我已身在一場歷險中。

 

Courtesy of artist Benjamin Hao

藝術家駐留週記《哈特福德》1

一件關於當地河流的創作。

藝術家郝立仁留學美國於康乃狄克州 University of Hartford (Hartford Art School) 修讀Nomad/9藝術碩士課程,試圖對生命、生態體系、可持續發展和多元文化更深入理解,繼續探討社會體系、人類的意識形態和自然的關系。

關於郝立仁

2016年7月5日

這是一個跨領域的新課程。以生態藝術、社區藝術、和藝術教育為方向。並且以 artist-in-residence 的形式進行,就如一班遊牧民到不同的部落互相刺激、學習從而產生新的可能性和影響力,以及探討藝術家在社會和大自然的角色。

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of artist Benjamin Hao

Artist-in-residence Journal《Zalaegerszeg》4

Invited by D’Clinic Studios in Hungary, Noelle Ng participates in an overseas artist residency program in a town called Zalaegerszeg, to explore the possibilities in art creations and for cultural exchange with other artists.

About Noelle Ng

 

Jun 23 2016

 

It is the last week of my artist in residence at D’clinic, I focus on transforming images of ‘Lily and male statues’ into acrylic painting; and also to plan for the exhibition at the end of my residence.

At first, I planned to show artworks made with three different mediums in the final exhibition, which includes 5 site-specific images of Lily and male statues, 5 acrylic paintings and the soft sculpture of Lily.  But I got one week left to work on the paintings, and only two were finished.  Nevertheless, it was good enough to depict my creative notion.

The exhibition was held in D’clinic Studio on Friday night.  It was a group exhibition with two other female artists of the program –  Ariel Cotton from New York and Claudia Maria from Peru, Ariel is a comic artist and Claudia makes video installation.

Audience were locals from different background and age groups.  We introduced our projects, and translator Gabor translated to Hungarian for us.  It was a valuable experience to communicate with the local public through my artwork.  The exhibition received  interests and support from the public, and another piece of news wrote about the project (Click here to read the news).

It was my first residency and I gained plenty of fruitful experiences from the trip.  During the whole project and process, D’clinic Studios provided tons of support – technical, research, material supply…, and they helped with photo shooting, media relations, and exhibition arrangement as well.  It is a very good platform for artists from different countries and cultures to exchange with one another.  I definitely recommend D’clinic’s program for those who love making art.  And I look forward to sharing my next journal in the future.

 

Artist-in-residence Journal《Zalaegerszeg》3

Invited by D’Clinic Studios in Hungary, Noelle Ng participates in an overseas artist residency program in a town called Zalaegerszeg, to explore the possibilities in art creations and for cultural exchange with other artists.

About Noelle Ng

 

Jun 15 2016

I made a soft sculpture after ‘Lily’ during the second week of my residency, I have finished with the production and the sculpture is ready to interact with the men statues in Zala.
Each statue has their own background and stories, and there is a reason for them to be built in the town.  Based on the original story the statues, I twisted and gave additional meanings to create new perspectives by using different objects, poses, and composition for each site-specific execution, and for each of the execution, I took photos for record.
The photo shooting was done at 5:30am to catch the best sunlight in the summer, and also to avoid the crowd.  People in Zala showed interests and the local newspaper reported the intervention and posted some photographs too (Click here to read the news).
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During the 3rd week, I transformed the images of ‘Lily’ with other statues to another further level.  I tried to create a new background and circumstances in acrylic painting; this approach of appropriation suggested surreal, ironic and playful images with the statues.

 

Artist-in-residence Journal《Zalaegerszeg》2

Invited by D’Clinic Studios in Hungary, Noelle Ng participates in an overseas artist residency program in a town called Zalaegerszeg, to explore the possibilities in art creations and for cultural exchange with other artists.

About Noelle Ng

 

Jun 7 2016

The idea for my final project came up on the 4th day of my residency.

Traditional and contemporary statues are everywhere in Europe.  There is no exception in Zalaegerszeg, although it is a small town but it has 207 pieces of statues, from small ones to big ones, most of them are traditional ones but there are also some contemporary statues.

Most of the statues are famous people from the old days, such as the Kings, the nobles, poets… etc, and they are usually men.  They all look very serious like the classic statues.

The notion of the project is to breakaway from the stiff and serious statues.  I am making a female soft statue referencing one of the sculptures call ‘The leave knees’, it is a lady statue called Lily.  Lily is a very popular statue, and there are a lot of replicas, there is one in Zalaegerszeg in a sitting position as well.  The soft sculpture that I am working on will be duplicated according to her features in a contemporary approach.  At specific sites she will interact with 6 selected male statues, with different body gestures, in order to create a new perspective from the original.

I am busy getting materials, and research information about the statues, to think about the composition.  In the 2nd week of my residency, I focused in making the soft female sculpture, worked on pattern, sewing, and inner construction etc.

 

Artist-in-residence Journal《Zalaegerszeg》1

Invited by D’Clinic Studios in Hungary, Noelle Ng participates in an overseas artist residency program in a town called Zalaegerszeg, to explore the possibilities in art creations and for cultural exchange with other artists.

About Noelle Ng

 

Jun 1 2016

[Monday]

I had an orientation in the studio and the residency program for 3 weeks began.

Noelle1-14

Noelle1-12

For the past 2 days, I just walked around the small town to get inspirations.  And I took some time to make some simple artworks at studio, start up my creative engine.

 

Small works I’m working on:
(1) Electorcardiogram-like drawings
To document my reflections towards the place Zalaegerszeg.
This historical town, compared to Hing Kong, is a quiet place.  I began to notice that I am not too used to working at a quiet environment like it here.  I started to record my feelings with electorcardiogram-like drawings from the first day, I intended to do this throughout the program.  I am hoping to see if there are any changes.  I can imagine this could become like a landscape, of my heart, my feelings.
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(2) Things and System
White grid washroom/bathroom ceramic seems universal object.
From the wall of the studio, I can tell that I was a laundry room.  I am still trying to consolidate this idea, but I am thinking to do something about the reality of ‘things’ and its need to get into a ‘system’ that exist in our norms.  ‘Things’ sometimes have to self-deconstruct and fit-in.  Just like the nature, ourselves and the ‘others’…
I am still getting inspired, will begin to work on a final project.  I will probably focus on forms/ materials/ concepts/ contexts…

 

藝術家駐留週記《第比利斯》4

藝術家葉啟俊參與格魯吉亞首都第比利斯 GeoAIR 舉辦的駐場計劃,將當地建築物Chess Palace(「棋宮」)化成大雕塑,進行研究、定位 (Site-specific) 藝術創作。

關於葉啟俊

yipkaichun-feat

2016年5月25日

(一)  現代主義

葉里溫棋館(Chess House)的比賽終於完結,棋館再次對外開放,終於可以走進去。看門口的伯伯大概是用俄文問我來做乜,我不懂「睇吓啫」的俄文,只能說我最常說的「我唔明」。雞同鴨講咗一陣佢叫我畀一百蚊阿美尼亞幣(港幣四圓)佢,以為係入場費,原來係租棋費,我指手畫腳話唔使。相比起格魯吉亞第比利斯棋宮(Chess Palace)的亂七八糟,棋館似乎保存得很好,整座建築物由活動到裝飾都很「棋」。據棋館職員說,建築未曾大加改建,故保持原來風貌。

但棋館是個異數。因為這個計劃,特別留意街上的蘇聯時期現代主義建築。這些建築龐大,簡結有力,風格鮮明,很易認。在葉里溫和其他前蘇聯地區,卻多遭受冷(虐)待。例如葉里溫的當代美術館建築,實為全蘇聯第一座,由數座圓桶型的兩層建築組成,好像數隻飛碟。現時,當代美術館卻被安置到附近一座細小的建築物;這座原本的當代美術館,意義重大的建築物卻遭丟空。又例如葉里溫的大型電影院,就變成一個有如女人街的雜散場,精緻的裝飾和影院荒廢。同樣建於蘇聯時期的舊機場,政府還要不明不白地想拆它(據說是使黑錢用),招來市民大力反對。看着漂亮的現代主義建築被糟蹋,也真有點惋惜。

和駐場計劃的Susanna講起棋館為何待遇優厚,她說有傳聞說當今總統甚好棋藝,更是當地棋會的會長,是以棋館得以保存云云。但見其他蘇聯建築的慘況,此說也有幾分道理。另外,Susanna說阿美尼亞和大多數前蘇聯國家一樣,在獨立後差不多所有東西都私有化,就連阿美尼亞政府的外交部大樓都賣給了商家!實在難以想像。

當代美術館建築

(二)大屠殺

一九一五年至二二年,於鄂圖曼帝國境內生活逾四世紀的阿美尼亞人被種族清洗,為數至少八十萬的阿美尼亞人被殺,阿美尼亞社區、歷史建築、教堂被夷平,史稱「阿美尼亞種族大屠殺」。葉里溫有座博物館及紀念碑悼念此慘痛經歷,位於近市中心的小山上,四周空曠。紀念碑是十數塊圍成圓型的巨石,微微傾向中心,走進中間好像一個保護罩,輕聲說話都因回音變重,晴朗的藍天好像高了。紀念碑中間有團火,播放着這些和晴朗天氣不搭調的樂曲。

按此聆聽:阿美尼亞種族大屠殺紀念碑的聲音 (Armenian Genocide Monument)

(三)深夜校園

駐場計劃位於一間藝術高中內,日間小孩眾多人氣旺,晚上就人影都冇。晚上在校舍內走了個圈,只聽見遠親校工看更的電視聲,水喉的滴水聲,以及錄音機的沙沙聲。想起金田一少年事件簿的七不思異殺人事件 . . . . . .

按此聆聽:深夜校園的聲音

(四)行山、烤肉

好好味!
好好味!

週末到了離葉里溫三小時車程,有「阿美尼亞瑞士」之稱的迪利然(Dilijan)。每到外地都愛行山,然後每次都想起香港的行山徑是多麼的城市化:路標清晰,地圖處處。這裏有個面積甚廣的自然公園,內裏也有不少行山徑,但標示和地圖只在起點才有,而那地圖也像是隨手畫的,高度座標欠奉。我拿着人人手執一本的寂寞星球,依着完全跟不上的指示,亂行一通,山景還是很優美,空氣亦很清新,週日除了我這個行山客就是牧場的牛和豬。

我越行越高,完全不覺書中說的落山跡象,背囊中只有一隻蕉,半日未吃,好像唔對路,所以決定原路折返。沿公路一直行落山,發現處處都有一家大細或後生生火燒阿美尼亞人最愛的Khorovat — 烤肉是也。本地人對外地人熱情是真的,在街常被喊來喊去,肚空空走落山又俾半醉阿伯叫停,一味講我只識噏單字嘅俄文,指手畫腳捉我食烤肉同飲伏特加,其家人個個拿起相機手機攝錄機拍拍拍,猶如觀賞動物園的熊貓吃竹葉一樣,而我亦相當習慣被當成奇珍異獸。只想講,新鮮烤起的肉味美!

阿美尼亞的公家燒烤爐
阿美尼亞的公家燒烤爐

 

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