Updated: Mar 25
展覽期間: 3/28-4/12 (週一公休)
地點：群島國際藝術園區, 台中市西屯區西安街277巷2號 (停車場Benedict的工作室)
Benedict & 曉婷的座談會：15:30-16:15
碎 1.0 至 8.0
Fragment 7.0, 2020, 16:9 aspected ratio, colour, sound, 18:12
Video Credit: Director, conceptual development, editing, recording are done by 曾嘉芊, partially by Yati and Benedict Yu
“About Grandpa.. he used to bring me out, we went to many places to play.. you wouldn’t know”
“This leather jacket, Grandpa bought it for me in the U.S., it is still inside my closet now”
“Your grandpa smoked too much, he passed away very early”
“.. you see, during this time, your grandpa was already sick, he looks skinny here”
Fragment numbers: Fragment 2.2, 2.8, 2.15, 2.16, 2.17, 2.18, 2.21, 2.22, 3.12
photo credit: Yi Peng Lee
Grandpa, I’ve never met you, but through having conversations with daddy and grandma, flipping old photographs and other personal items, as well as gathering information from other people, I’ve gotten to know you better.
Thank you for the leather case, I will use it wisely. Your badge from being a city councilman, I will bring it along with me. I don’t smoke but I’ll use your cigarette box as a container to keep my paint brushes.
Had I not flipped the photographs this time, you would not have existed in my memories, right? And just like this.. I will live a life with regret that I can’t rewrite the history and start over again.
Fragment 8.0, 2020, 16:9 aspected ratio, colour, sound, 4:38
Me: “If you could go back in time, what will you want to tell grandpa?
Fragment 1.0, 2020, (mixed media) clothing scraps, tiles, old photographs, handkerchief, spray, wooden scraps, sewing kit, on canvas, 130cm x 90cm x 3cm
我們這個世代，沒有一件事是完整獨立的，沒有絕對的對與錯，只有 「你不知道」 而已。
In this generation, there isn’t any event that is completely independent on its own. There isn’t exact standard of being right or wrong, but only the things that you don’t know. When you are recollecting your thoughts, emotions and the truth that you firmly believe in, you are actually gathering and putting together fragmented information. As Fragmented information is constantly changing and reforming, your understanding of things will also change with time goes by. In the process of reconnecting with my dad and my grandma, I started to realize that a lot of things were not as simple and easy as they seem.
Each photograph reveals the connections I have with my dad and my grandma: Grandpa (human), Jong Yang Department Store (item, the store that my grandma used to own), belief (spirituality), technology (annoying but you can’t deny its interference), love (Storge?Agape?), countries (my dual citizenship and serving in the military twice), and other complicated connections.
Fragment 1.0, Fragment 5.0, Fragment 6.0, 2020, mixed media installation, dimension varied
在這次的展覽裡，每一件物件都是一個小碎片，都有它的意義與沒意義，也許你能夠 connect the dots，也許你發現一些其怪的地方，也許你不懂，也許也沒意義。但希望你記得，如果可以重來，你想為你的牽掛與自由做些什麼？
In this exhibition, each item is a fragment with its own meaning or no-meaning. Perhaps, you might be able to connect the dots, or you might find some unsettled things. You might not understand them at all, or maybe these things don’t even mean anything to you. Nonetheless, I hope that you could ponder this question: If you can step back in time and start over again, what do you want to do for the freedom that you have and the things you truly care about?