「Tell Me What You Want」是關於一段旅人和異地文化之間的視線、慾望、友誼及需求的交換。這個交換關係起始於David於馬尼拉馬拉提(Malate)的街上,以一個外來者的身分與當地街道上活動的「Marketing」們從陌生的交遇發展出交友關係,從拍攝影片的需求所產生的各種交涉和交易,這當中所發展的數種交換關係及過程,交錯著Malate的地方現實、人情網絡、跨文化的不同種欲望和想像的凝視與錯視。自2015年11月到2017年6月,David持續飛往馬尼拉,在旅人、友人及影片製作人的身分之間穿梭著,這些曖昧的角色經歷投射出跨文化呈現底下複雜的多重內涵。

“Tell Me What You Want” is about the exchanges of the gazes, desires, friendship, and wanting in between a traveler and an exotic culture. This relationship of exchange started when David was on the street in Malate, Manila. He engaged with the “marketings” on the street as a foreigner, and from this strange encounter, they developed friendship. Owing to the needs of shooting the films, the negotiation as well as transaction came along. The various relationship and processes of exchanges are intertwined with the reality, the social network, the diverse desires and imaginative gaze and illusion across cultures local to Malate. From November 2015 to June 2017, David constantly flied to Manila, shifting his identities as a traveler, a friend, and a film producer. Via these ambiguous narratives, the complex multiple meanings underneath the cross-cultural appearance is thus revealed.

在本次展覽中,藝術家以四部仿紀錄片(Mockumentary):「Malate」、「David」、「Joara」、「The Shop」組織成展出內容,這四個影片彼此有所交織卻又獨立存在,也各自象徵著在不同的族群、文化、觀點、視線和慾望需求下的產物。透過這四個影片中所暗示的交會點「David」這個外來角色的鏡射,反映出展覽的許多核心問題。「Tell Me What You Want」這個街道招呼句,指向Malate街道上的交結構,藝術家也在影片製作的過程中融合當地街頭的交涉形式,他不斷實驗著這個交換關係下的人情及經濟架構,同時也嘗試從中勾引出在不同文化面對友誼交流與交易行為的定義,以及彼此國族間存在的既定印象,和在觀光娛樂及跨國交易背後所隱藏的階級意識。

In this exhibition, the artist arranges four mockumentaries: “Malate”, “David”, “Joara”, and “The Shop”, which are intertwined and yet independent from one another. Each film respectively symbolizes the products deriving from various peoples, cultures, viewpoints, gazes, and wanting. Through the mirror of this alien character “David”, who is the intersection point implied in the four films, many of the core issues of this exhibition are exposed. “Tell Me What You Want”, a greeting on the street refers to the transaction structure on the street of Malate. The artist incorporated the negotiation on the local streets into the production of the films. He kept experimenting with the social and economic frameworks beneath this exchange relationship. At the same time, he tried to draw out the definitions of friendly exchange and transaction from the viewpoints of different cultures, disclose the bias rooted among different nations, and uncover the hidden class consciousness behind the tourism entertainment and international transaction.

筆記Note 01|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VyNlH9FoWo

筆記Note 02|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TkkI4ZccF0

筆記Note 03|https://youtu.be/jIDC5e3DYoA


開幕座談Talks|2017.07.29 Sat. 3pm
開幕同樂會Videoke Party with Merienda|2017.08.06 Sun. 1pm-5pm
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