如果____可以重來 - grandma & daddy & me - 三代同堂聯展

Updated: 3 days ago


展覽期間: 3/28-4/12 (週一公休)

時間:13:00-21:00

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)


3/28(六) 開幕時間表

Benedict個展開幕時間:15:00

Benedict & 曉婷的座談會:15:30-16:15

座談題目: 「家族的牽掛與身分認同」以及「科技怎麼介入到家族之間」


~展覽導讀~


撕下來的照片是阿嬤已經遺忘的部分。

透過掃描,把阿嬤的舊照片重新歸類存檔,再印出給來做成作品的材料。

當阿嬤看到照片能在我的電腦螢幕上放大時,她很感動。

阿嬤的眼力已經退化了。

阿嬤的記憶也已經慢慢老化了。

我,把剩下的碎片記憶,重新組合,與三代重新連結。

碎 1.0 至 8.0

Fragment 1.0~8.0


當你在看展時,你能戴上自己的耳機,聆聽我的廣播和我的影片:

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



「阿公齁,他以前都帶我出去玩,去很多地方玩...你不知道啦!」

「這件皮衣齁,阿公從美國買給偶的,現在還在偶的櫃子捏。」

「你爺爺抽太多煙,很早就去世了。」

「..你看這時候,爺爺已經生病了,他很瘦。」


“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


阿公,我從來沒看過你,但是透過爸爸跟阿嬤,照片與物件,還有其他的人,我對你更了解了。

謝謝你的皮箱,我會好好用的。你市議員的勳章,我會帶在身邊。我不抽煙但是你的煙盒,我會裝我的畫筆。

如果我這次沒有翻照片,你應該不會在我的記憶裡吧?就這樣子,帶著不能重來的後悔活下去。


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


我: 「如果一切可以重來的話,你想對阿公說什麼?」

「…」

「…」


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。

在整理自己的思緒、情緒和你堅持的真相時,這些都是由碎片式的訊息所形成的。碎片的訊息隨時都在改變,也會重新拼湊,而你的認知也會隨著時間而改變。當初跟爸爸還有阿嬤重新連結時,發現到事情沒有想像中的那麼簡單。


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.



一張張照片裡,呈現出我與爸爸和阿嬤的關聯: 阿公-人,中陽百貨-物(阿嬤以前的店),信仰-靈,科技(討厭但又不能沒有的介入),愛(Storge?Agape?),家國-我的雙重國籍與當兩次兵,以及更多更複雜的連結。


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?



「藝術是一個軟性的語言,是一股溫暖的力量,是一個把我與三代連結的橋樑。」

-2020.03.22


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