「一起 一起 慢慢走吧」張雅萍策展
一起 一起 慢慢走吧
2019.03.02 – 04.06
地點｜福利社 FreeS Art Space
張雅萍出生於臺北，2004 年畢業於朝陽科技大學視覺傳達設計系，開始投入藝術創作。2007 年於臺中 20 號倉庫鐵道藝術村駐村，2008 年加入新樂園藝術空間迄今，2013 年畢業於臺北藝術大學美術系碩士。2016 年於日本金澤 KAPO 駐村。2017 年駐地創作於桃園龍潭。目前就讀交通大學應用藝術所博士班。主要創作為複合媒材及空間裝置，關注社會體制內的運作和對抗以及個人與生活環境內在的對話。
「微光生活設計室（Glimmer Life Design Studio）」前身「沒有工作室（non-studio）」成立於 2014 年，由李苡帆及張浩鉅共同創立。其初衷是運用所學主動（initiative）投入改造自身環境，且透過行動（action）觸發有趣且好玩的經驗。而「沒有」則是一種將自身放在「空白」的狀態，使許多可能性都可填上、畫上、寫上，也提醒著自己持續學習。
The most important element that molds a city’s appearance is the existence of a group of “people”.
Wherein, everyone in this group creates a living space, the place we call home.
The definition of “home” is the field in which our memory of life is written, including the familiar and unfamiliar people around us, the transformation of this land, both of which embody the temperature of the “home” in our memory.
When the “home” needs the addition of a progressive rhythm, it transforms into a series of numbers, laying the foundation of its value. When the “home” is hewn into a royal symbol, it becomes an image of a distant dream.
When the point of connection that provides the dialog between the “home” and the history of land is removed, it transforms into a progressive, waiting-to-be-auctioned, flat parking lot. Are we willing to accept it?
When the memory of the “home” and the land is about to disappear into the flat, speedy-beyond-control, time and space, we create a method to preserve it. But, what have we retained in that preservation?
When we attempt to use a community disturbance that embodies artistic creation, artistic action and artistic methods to actively voice our rights, what are we trying to gain at the intersection of the tracks that are out of control and chaotic? Do we slow down, or stop? Or, do we continue at uncontrollable speed? We hope that from what we observed and learned in Taiyuan in recent years, we may capture a little reflection and practice in the gaps of the transformations of the city and the houses that may disappear in the blink of an eye.
Let’s Walk Together, Slowly!
2019.03.02 – 04.06
Venue｜FreeS Art Space
Discussion 01｜2019.03.09 15:00
Talking With｜Hai-Ming Huang
Discussion 02｜2019.03.16 15:00
Talking With｜Zhen-You Lian
Artists｜Yu-Jen Chien、Yi-Hsun Tsai、Gilmmer Life Design Studio: Yll-Farn Lee、Hao-Chu Chang
Ya-ping Chang was born in Taipei. She graduated from the Department of Visual Communication Design, Chaoyang University of Technology and began a career in artistic creations. In 2007, she was the artist in resident for Art Stock 20 in Taichung. In 2008, she joined Shin Len Yuan Art Space, where she is still a member today. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts. In 2016, she was the artist in resident for Kapo (kanazawa art port) in Japan. In 2017, she was the artist in residentr in TaoyuanIn Longtan.She is currently studying for a doctoral degree at the Institute of Applied Arts, National Chiao Tung University.
The majority of her creative works are mixed media and installations that focus on the inherit operation and conflicts within the social structures and the inner dialogs between a person and the living environment.
Yu-Jen Chien’s creation focuses on the interaction between his own state of existence and the changing landscape. Using multimedia, he shows the landscape variations caused by Taiwan’s modernization. In ”Workers Holding Placards—a Portrait Project”, the artist introduces us to labor’s position and and re-acquaints us with the working conditions of real estate employees by using sketched portraits of workers holding placards, and endowing these workers the right to speak in “Silence”. In “Kodama”, the artist explores the works of Gobara Koto, who lived in Taiwan during the Japanese Colonial era, and copied and enlarged Koto’s “Taiwanese Landscape Screen” using minerals mixed with cement as the media. Utilizing the many attributes of a “Screen”: inside and outside division, return to nature, and spatial decoration, while juxtaposing the economic value of the material,“Cement”, and its significance in architectural space after the interpretation of modernization, the artist proposes a dialog between the decorative function of “Screen” (“Kodama”) and our intention to return to nature, calling attention to the conflict between nature and modernization.
The living situation, as constructed in contemporary society, is filled with the structural chain of capital, power and media. People immersed in their imagination of the city with a larger framework and entangled in the beautiful template of images, words and data.
In his process of creation, the artist quantifies the popular images and objects that we see everyday, through mass collection or assemblage, to highlight the tension, mirrored by the tangible reality, between self and others. The appearance of survival changes its quality in situational living, and highlights the return to authenticity in the now moment of a mundane existence.
The artist chooses to explore the relationship between self and the society at the edge of a city. In a metropolitan scenario, where closure and penetration converge, we are invited to intuitively observe objects in development, their changes and the outpouring realism.
Glimmer Life Design Studio: YII-Farn Lee; Hao-Chu Chang
The establishment of Non-Studio, by Yi-Fan Li and Hao-Chu Chang in 2014, predated that of the Glimmer Life Design Studio. The original intention of the founders was to take the initiative and apply what they learned into transforming their environment, and to trigger interesting and fun experiences through action. While, “Non” is the idea of putting oneself in a “blank” state, so that many possibilities can be filled in, drawn on and written down, to remind us that we should not stop learning.
In 2018, Non-Studio was officially renamed and registered as Glimmer Life Design Studio. It continues with the original concept and experience of “Non”, and maintains the implementation of a “Friendly and Sustainable Environment” ideal. With “Sharing” as the core ideal, the Studio shall promote the value and the ideal of sustainable living that encompasses “localization”, “nature”, “art”, “living”, “agriculture” and “education.” The founders hope that the studio may spark lightly in this turbid environment, and may stay in a quiet corner to observe imperturbably this society, while sharing their own stories. They expect that by applying their own efforts, they can gradually reverse the current situation, thus changing our lives and the environment by starting from a small place/thing/behavior.