Grey Grey Grey

灰色的灰色的灰色 (2012-)

都市的灰

以台北的都市樣貌出發,討論身在其中的人們、關係與社群,將自小生長於此地的經驗與過程,轉譯為世代的共鳴。透過雕塑或裝置的手法,刻劃日常中的非日常樣貌;抓取細碎卻實際存在的低微聲響。

中間值的灰

如同這些發生作品中的事件或線索一般,同時存在光與影、開朗與憂鬱、樂觀與悲傷,不同方向陳述不同的事實,夾雜懷疑、意識形態,卻又同時保有關愛與憐憫的關係,時時刻刻發生在我們的社群,這些也正好是身而為人的特質,我試圖以都市脈絡梳理出的似是而非的敘事方式,描寫似是而非的人與人。現代化發展的都市規劃與由上而下的結構中,看似位於大敘事邊緣實則為社會主體的群眾,個人於大體制中所面臨不斷前來的矛盾與落差。

大範圍的隱性主角的灰

我試圖對日常、大眾文化中所傳輸對於真實的定義作擴充、修改或推翻,從社會中過分二元的價值觀中劃出不僅有黑與白的對打路線,而是存在一大塊的、多重敘事的、待解的灰。

Starting off with the cityscape of Taipei, I discuss the people, relationships, and community within Taipei, translating the experiences and processes of people who grew up there into a resonance of the generation. Through sculptures or installations, I carve out the non-regular appearance of day-to-day life, and seize the bits of low sound that actually exist.

In these works, light and shadow, joy and melancholy, and optimism and pessimism all simultaneously exist. The different directions state different facts. Mixed in with forms of doubt and awareness, at the same time, the works also maintain the relationship between love and compassion that always happens in our community. These qualities also happen to be human characteristics. I attempted to comb out the specious narrative methods in urban context, and depict people.

I organized and expressed the response to the modernization of urban planning and the top-down structure. Within, what seems to be located on the edge of grand narrative is actually the mass of social subject, the contradictions and disparity that an individual faces in a large system. I set out to expand, modify, or reverse the definition of reality conveyed by popular culture or day-to-day life, and draw out the routes that shows the world is not just black and white from the overly divided values in society. What exists is a large piece of gray that has multiple narratives and is waiting for explanations.

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