「身為一個專業的藝術行政,怎麼可以沒有隨身帶著一枝奇異筆?」

我拿出一枝新的奇異筆、笑著說。

熟悉的場景出現在半夜,我做著白天的工作,卻在作夢。2015年2月,因為作品出現在夢裡,常以物件作為創作脈絡的我,開始記錄這些夢到的物件,想了解什麼物品會在夢中出現,而現實中的哪些物件又構築了夢。

夢裡有習以為常的日用品,也有不合常理的奇特物件。而在各種夢境的分類中,漸漸出現了一個有趣的脈絡:多夢的我總在夢中延伸日常的待辦事項,於是乎,和工作內容相關的物件就自然變成了最「現實」的夢物們,在半夜天天上演最不「夢」的那一種夢。

此次個展透過這些年蒐集的工作夢物,記錄下這一段畢業之後、三十歲以前的時光。隨著離開學校,成為創作者、老師、藝術行政、展覽策劃,在真實的藝術人生中切換著各式角色。白天,努力在每個角色裡生活;在最放鬆的睡眠時刻,卻還是透過跳脫時序與常理的夢境,在半夜繼續寫下另外三分之一的人生故事。而夢物們就這樣一件件跟著藝術體制進入夢境、創造新的時空。

透過白膠黏合多段回憶,我以最隱身的接著劑,將夢物塑形並拓下一場場中介關係,拓下那些很多人參與、卻只有我一個人經歷的某種日常,再藉由錄像修復時間,成為一種最幽微時空裡的真實存在。

“A professional art administrator can never be without a black marker.”

I said as I took out a new marker.

It was a familiar scene: it was midnight; I thought I was working on my day job, but I was actually asleep. It was February 2015, and the artworks appeared in my dreams. As someone who often structured my creative context with objects, I started recording these objects that emerged in my dreams, hoping to understand the meaning of it all and which objects during my waking moments contributed to the images of my dreams.

The objects in my dreams included daily commodities and unusual objects. An interesting text started to appear throughout the different categories of dreams: as someone who dreams a lot during sleep, I often procrastinate the contents of my to-do list during my dreams. Therefore, items related to work naturally become objects that are closest to reality, performing the most “realistic” dreams.

This solo exhibition uses these work objects that appeared in my dreams throughout the years as a way to document this period of my life: post-graduation and before reaching the age of thirty. After leaving school, I worked as an artist, teacher, art administrator, curator, constantly switching roles in the world of art. During the daytime, I work hard to play each role; at night, I am still weaving one-third of my life story in the distorted time and reality of dreams. Following the system of art, random objects enter my dreams and continue to create new versions of time and space.

I paste together different memories with white glue while subtly forming the objects of my dreams into an intermediary that leads to a world that although is experienced personally but invites others to participate. Through videos, the element of time is repaired and forms a realistic existence in time and space.

 

《夢作工》
Working While Dreaming
2018.10.08 - 11.09
週一至五 11:00-17:00 國定假日休展
Mon. - Fri., 11:00 to 17:00 Closed on National Holidays
藝文中心5F藝文空間
Art Gallery, 5F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
開幕茶會 | Opening Reception
2018.10.18
(四) 18:00-18:30
Thu. 18. Oct. 2018/18:00-18:30
藝文中心5F藝文空間
Art Gallery, 5F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
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開幕藝術家分享會暨工作坊 | Artist Talk & Workshop
2018.10.18
(四) 19:30-21:30
Thu. 18. Oct. 2018/19:30-21:30
藝文中心4F ART HUB
ART HUB, 4F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
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工作坊
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茶會
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