Bees & The Bearable

蜜蜂 & 可承受的

Presented as a layered notebook weaving in and out of images and texts, Bees & The Bearable restores Chen Zhe’s practice as an ongoing process of exploration, discovery and research. What happens when actions that can jeopardize one's existence, such as hurting one's own body, in return serve the purpose of understanding the existence itself? Should we see it as a fluky escape, or a relief from the weight of modern life? While the individual response may differ, the book illustrates that there still lies psychological connectedness that undoubtedly link each of us together. Everything else follows from there.

《蜜蜂 & 可承受的》以复合笔记本的形式展开,于照片和手札之间往返穿梭,将艺术家的实践还原为一个不断探寻、发现与研究的过程,最终将读者引入一场思考:如果说通过伤害自己的身体,这种看似是在抵押存在的行为,我们得以更加接近存在的真相,那么这究竟是一场逃逸,还是一种解脱?书中松散联缀的图像和文字对此提出了多重见解。无论个人的体验多么不同,我们总会走上通向人类普遍真实的道路,共享相同的情绪,产生连通感。意义或许正是由此展开。

Edition of 800
1+19 saddle-stitched booklets
75 color plates, 40 grayscale journals & letters
280 pages, 26 × 21 × 2.5 cm
Design by Guang Yu, Xu Lei
Published by Jiazazhi Press

印数 800 册
1+19 本骑马钉图册
75 幅彩色照片,40 组单色通信与手记
280 页,26 × 21 × 2.5 cm

ISBN 978-988-14574-5-5


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