《九歌:聲音文件集結4年展》

文/ 林承緯 政大藝文中心展覽負責人

《九歌》是一項從2016年開始進行的聲音文件徵件計劃,由香港獨立音樂人郭達年做為召集人發起。其概念的前身來自郭達年在1989年六四事件後年復一年以音樂作為手段、無政府主義作為核心精神所籌組的各項文化生產計劃,包含音樂祭與音樂性刊物。

《九歌》徵件的聲音檔案奠基於六四的語境與脈絡,反映各種類型的國家暴力,追尋正義與人民自由生存的可能。計劃於每年六四前夕開始徵件,不限國籍、種族,只要擁有相同的追尋即可投件。聲音形式可以用歌謠、獨白、田野記錄、詩歌唸誦、書信朗讀、即興音樂、電子樂、現場演出錄音等方式呈現。歷屆投件者身份包含音樂人、歌唱家、藝術家、文化研究學者、詩人、神父、社運人士等;第一年的徵件主題以悼念六四事件為主,後續開始廣納環境污染、土地正義、言論自由等社會議題,今年(2019年)來到第四屆的徵件與專輯出版。

在與政大藝文中心合作的《九歌:聲音文件集結4年展》現場,可以看到九歌四年來累積的實體唱片、攝影紀錄與宣傳文件的展示及經梳理的歷屆徵件內容介紹。參與九歌計劃的兩位藝術家陳清華與楊秀卓,也分別帶來兩組裝置作品《六四刻》《四個堅持》。在靜態展陳外,展覽更集結了9組香港、6組臺灣的藝術行動者來到展場現場,以獨立5場「聲演插展」的形式演出各團隊在《九歌》中的投件或其精神延伸之作,並於展覽開幕之夜發起一場全體參與的聯合演出。

從文物到當代藝術作品;從專輯到現場聲音演出,在今夏香港的政治現實之下,本展覧計劃交織出了更深一層的精神寓意。我們期許本展的誕生能夠促成港臺一次重要的握手,與一場難得的藝術社會結盟。

9 Songs: Collective Exhibition for the Four-Year Sound Documentary Project

Author/ Davey LIN NCCU Art and Culture Center exhibition coordinator

9 Songs is a sound document acquisition project that started in 2016. The project was initiated by independent Hong Kong musician Lenny KUO and proceeded with KUO as the convener. The previous concept and initial execution was to use music as a means with Anarchism as the essential concept to enable cultural productions every year since the Tiananmen Incident, which occurred on June 4th 1989. Past events and projects include music festivals and music publications.

The musical documents collected by 9 Songs is based on the context of the Tiananmen Incident, reflecting various forms of national violence, pursuing justice and the existential freedom of the people. The project begins collecting works before June 4th each year and is open to applicants with all nationalities and ethnicities as long as they have a common goal and vision. The documents can be in the form of songs, monologues, field documentations, poetry readings, letter readings, improvised music, electronic music, recordings of live performances, and so on. Past submissions include works by musicians, singers, cultural researchers, poets, priests, and social activists. The theme for the first year was focused on the Tiananmen Incident and later started incorporating social issues such as environmental pollution, land justice, and freedom of speech. This year (2019) marks the fourth year of the project.

Collaborating with NCCU Art and Culture Center, 9 Songs: Four Years Exhibition for the Sound Document Acquisition showcases physical CDs, photography works, and promotional material, as well as the introduction to past acquisitions. The two artists of the project, CHEN Qing-Hue and YEUNG Sau-Churk, will be displaying installations June Forth Imprints and Four Cardinal Principles. Apart from still displays, artivists, 9 from Hong Kong and 6 from Taiwan, will also be presenting 5 "Inserting Sound Performances," staging the submissions of 9 Songs or performances inspired by the submitted works. In addition, the artists will gather at the opening to present a group performance.

From cultural relics to contemporary artworks, albums to live sound performances; with the political reality of Hong Kong this summer, this exhibition project weaves deeper spiritual implications. We hope that the birth of this exhibition will lead to an important connection between Hong Kong and Taiwan and a rare opportunity of social alliance through art.

 

《九歌:聲音文件集結4年展》
9 Songs: Collective Exhibition for the Four-Year Sound Documentary Project
2019.11.18 ~ 12.20
週一至五 11:00-17:00 國定假日休展 | 18. Nov. - 20. Dec. 2019, Mon. - Fri., 11:00 to 17:00, Closed on National Holidays
藝文中心5F藝文空間(大廳往上一層樓)
Art Gallery, 5F of NCCU Art & Culture Center (One floor above the lobby)
開幕茶會暨藝術家導覽 | Opening Reception & Artist Guide
2019.11.19
(二) 18:00-18:40 | Tue. 8. Oct. 2019 18:00-18:40
藝文中心5F藝文空間
Art Gallery, 5F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
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開幕聯合演出—《九歌》藝行者 | Opening Joint Performance - Artivists in《9 Songs》
2019.11.19
(二) 19:30-21:30 | Tue. 8. Oct. 2019 19:30-21:30
藝文中心4F ART HUB
ART HUB, 4F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
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聲演插展1號—曾永曦 X 黃津珏 X 林璟翬 | Inserting Sound Performance No. 1 - Wilson TSANG X Ahkok WONG X Dominic LAM
2019.11.21
(四) 19:30-21:30 | Thr. 21. Nov. 2019 19:30-21:30
藝文中心813活動室
Room 813, 8F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
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聲演插展2號—鹿頭人造音計畫 | Inserting Sound Performance No. 2 - Deer Head Man Sound-Making Project
2019.11.23
(六) 14:00-16:00 | Sat. 23. Nov. 2019 14:00-16:00
藝文中心5F藝文空間
Art Gallery, 5F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
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聲演插展3號—後賤民解放區 ft.郭達年 | Inserting Sound Performance No. 3 –Post Loser Liberation Zone ft. Lenny KUO
2019.11.25
(一) 19:30-21:30 | Mon. 25. Nov. 2019 19:30-21:30
藝文中心5F藝文空間
Art Gallery, 5F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
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聲演插展4號—郭達年 X 甘浩望 X 邱立信 | Inserting Sound Performance No. 4 - Lenny KUO X Franco Mella X Nelson HIU
2019.11.27
(三) 19:30-21:30 | Wed. 27. Nov. 2019 19:30-21:30
藝文中心813活動室
Room 813, 8F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
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聲演插展5號—祝俊君 X 陳清華 X 羅惠真 X 曹疏影 | Inserting Sound Performance No. 5 - June ZHU X CHAN Ching-Wah X LO Huei-Jan X CAO Shu-Ying
2019.11.29
(五) 19:30-21:30 | Fri. 29. Nov. 2019 19:30-21:30
藝文中心5F藝文空間
Art Gallery, 5F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
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展覽演出作品 Performance 開幕聯合演出報名 Register 茶會報名 Register