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TOWARDS EVENINGS: SIX CHAPTERS
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Yokohama Triennale 2020, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Participation Mystique, McaM, Shanghai, China
Towards Evenings: 891 Dusks, an Encyclopedia of Psychological Experience, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada

II · NIGHTFALL DISQUIET

Enter Chien et Loup


第二章 · 向晚意不适
《狗狼暮色》




2017
Terrazzo
Various size


2017
水磨石
尺寸多样


Entre le Chien et le loup, the hour of magic as stated inancient Hebrew, when ‘one cannot distinguish a dog and a wolf’. Between the shift of day and night, there’s magic in the eight, nine minutes.” (Zhu Tian-wen)

The cusp of dusk is similar to synchronic overlaps of time. Its transformations, unexpectedly indistinct, dusk warps into anticipation for gatherings and dispersions. Between light and twilight, hope and fear, emptiness and the presence, people tend to merge with their shadows – I become parts and partial to “myself” and “my shadow”. Since the liminal and the transformative are often subtle, it is only through visual comparison would we approach the enigma of ephemerality.  

With these notions, the artist drew seven sets of coexisting yet contradictory concepts from literary resources regarding Entre Chien et Loup and transcribed them onto seven terrazzo slates in large-dimension. The intentionally mixed aggregates obscure the viewer’s perception (both for reading and viewing), just as we have to squint our eyes in identifying the dog from the wolf at nightfall.


“啊狗狼暮色,magic hour。希伯来古文云,‘人们无法辨认是狗是狼的时刻’,白日将尽与黑天交替之际,这里有魔术的八、九分钟。”(朱天文)

黄昏时,临界不再表现为边境,而是一种共时的叠加;变形也不再被视为反转,而化身成一轮蠢蠢欲动的聚散。在光与暮光、希望与恐惧、虚空与现身之间的混沌地带,人与影逐渐融合——于是我部分地是“我”、部分地是“我的影子”。由于临界与变形皆太过细微,唯有穷尽目力去比照,才有可能接近这转瞬即逝的秘密。

艺术家由此出发,从相关的文学素材里提取了七组在黄昏时共存但对立的概念,将其转化为巨型的水磨石板。混杂排布的染色石子困扰着观者的“读”/“看”,正如暮霭沉沉时,我们被迫眯起双眼,方能辨认来客是狗或狼。




Enter Chien et Loup: Dog/Wolf, shown at Flown Away Is the Gold of Days, BANK, Shanghai, China, 2017



Enter Chien et Loup: Emptiness/Presence, shown at Flown Away Is the Gold of Days, BANK, Shanghai, China, 2017



Enter Chien et Loup: Hope/Fear, shown at Flown Away Is the Gold of Days, BANK, Shanghai, China, 2017



Enter Chien et Loup: Known/Unknown, shown at Flown Away Is the Gold of Days, BANK, Shanghai, China, 2017




The Only Question is How to Endure, OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an, China, 2018



Mark



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