捕捉文化史的鬼影:「破身影」展覽(2017/07/01-09/17) 
捕捉文化史的鬼影:「破身影」展覽(2017/07/01-09/17) 
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「破身影」展覽

參展藝術家 | 余政達、許哲瑜、蘇匯宇
策劃 | 游崴 x 在地實驗

展期 | 2017.07.01 – 09.17
地點 | 台北市立美術館 E展間

 

此展集合了藝術家許哲瑜、蘇匯宇與余政達三件委託製作的影像裝置,分別回應了台灣1990年代的三個文化史檔案,包括台北空中破裂節(1995)、台灣渥克劇團早年劇碼,與《島嶼邊緣》雜誌一篇關於酷兒身體的對談。展覽以當代眼光重新處理當時以身體官能為基底的文化實踐──關於破敗的身體、踰越的感官、未竟的烏托邦。

三件作品背後的原始文本乍看是零散而不規則的計畫,卻不約而同地涉及了某種混雜的、遊戲的、干擾的、庶民的身體狀態,遙遙相對於當時主流文化場域中雄辯的、系統化的論述。從解嚴前夕的街頭抗爭,到野百合學運之後蓬勃的地下場景,破敗的身體性在大寫政治的解放四周如影隨行,並被武裝為一種反文化的戰略,形式橫跨小劇場、噪音、垃圾藝術、自製刊物、地下漫畫、戶外藝術節與書寫實驗,也形塑了1990年代對於邊緣與反叛的想像。

「破身影」的展題,除了指涉台灣1990年代地下文化關鍵字的「破」(破裂、破爛),也是對「Brocken Spectre」(布羅肯鬼影)的訛譯與誤讀,該詞指稱登山者在頂峰時背對陽光,身體在前方雲霧中投射出的巨大陰影,舊時常被誤認為幽靈。這個橫亙在我們視線前方如鬼魅般的身影,在展覽中變成了一個歷史隱喻──它是我們自身的投影,卻又像是一個如幻術般溢出了主體的幽靈。其中的複義性,怪異地凝結在當年台北空中破裂節中,那個升空失敗的巨大人形氣球。

這個展覽並不著力於再現史實,更像是為了捕捉文化史的鬼影。透過三位藝術家的主觀閱讀,作品將成為破敗身體的歷史迴光,也是對台灣1990年代反文化檔案的改編、致敬與再想像。

持續關注台灣非主流文化場域中各類實踐的「在地實驗」,自1995年成立以來,已累積了大量珍貴的歷史影音與文件。其已進行數年、在去年公開上線的影音檔案庫建置工作,是形塑此展覽視野的重要基礎。

座談會 | 重新破裂,或如何從漫長的九〇年代離開?
時間:2017.07.09 (日) 14:30-16:30  座談紀錄

♪ 愛樂電台「藝術相對論」專訪 錄音檔 (2017.07.07 播出)

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Broken Spectre

Participating Artists | Yu Cheng-Ta, Hsu Che-Yu, Su Hui-Yu
Curator | Yu Wei
Curatorial Team | ET@T

Date | 2017.07.01 – 09.17
Venue | Taipei Fine Arts Museum (E Gallery)

 

The three commissioned video installations by Hsu Che-Yu, Su Hui-Yu and Yu Cheng-Ta in this exhibition respectively echo three cultural productions in Taiwan during the 1990s: the Taipei Breaking Sky Festival (1995), the plays by the Taiwan Walker Theatre in its early days, and an article featuring a discussion on the queer body in Isle-Margin, a magazine of cultural criticism. With the perspectives from today, this exhibition seeks to revisit, also to reimagine the specific cultural practices which was shaped by the physical senses, the practices related to the wrecked body, transgressive sensations and unmaterialised utopia.
The primary texts on which these three works are based are only loosely correlated at first glimpse, yet they coincidentally embody a kind of hybridised, playful, interfering, vernacular state that contrast starkly with the eloquent, systemised discourses of the mainstream culture. Since the 1980s, the shadow of the broken corporeality has crept up on the liberation of politics from the street protests emerged around the years of the lifting of martial law, to the exuberant underground scene after the Wild Lily Student Movement in 1990. Such moment contributed to the counter-culture strategy executed in a riotous profusion of forms ranging from “little theatre,” noise performance, junk art, zine, underground comix, outdoor arts festival and writing experiment, which also inspired the imagination of the periphery and rebellious practices throughout the 1990s.
Broken Spectre, the title of this exhibition, not only refers to the keyword (broken / to break) of Taiwan’s underground culture in the 1990s, but also hints to a similar term, “Brocken Spectre,” a phenomenon which occurs when the sun shines from the back of a climber who looks down from the peak into the mist. His/her shadow thus magnifies through the mist, which was once mistaken to be a spectre in the old times. This exhibition takes this metaphor to explore the huge, ghost-like silhouette of history—it is the shadow of our body, yet somehow appears like a spirit summoned from a subject through trickery. It is oddly reminiscent of the huge balloon puppet which burst within seconds of being hoisted at the Taipei Breaking Sky Festival.
This exhibition is dedicated not so much to representing historical facts as to capturing the spectre of cultural history. Through the artists’ subjective reading of these original texts, their works are not simply the terminal lucidity of the broken corporeality, but also the tribute to as well as the adaptation and re-imagination of Taiwan’s culture archives in the 1990s.
As the curatorial foundation of the exhibition, ET@T has long been concerned with the myriads of practices in Taiwan’s non-mainstream cultures. A great amount of historical audio-visual files and documents has been accumulated over the years since its founding in 1995. Besides, the ET@T Archive has been openly accessible online since 2016 after years of elaborate preparation, upon which this exhibition’s horizons rest.

 

Panel DiscussionRe-rupture, or how do we depart from the long 1990s?

Time: 2017.07.09 (Sun.) 14:30-16:30

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