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Gift

礼物




2020
Painted silicone arm, antique singing bowl, mallet, dripping system (wine, glass container, glass dropper, electromagnetic valve, timer switch, cable)
Site-specific installation

2020

硅胶手臂,古钵,钵棒, 滴水装置(红酒,玻璃缸,玻璃滴管,电磁阀,计时开关,电源)
特定场地装置

一只托钵的手向你伸来。它可能意味着给予,也可能意味着索求。无论是哪种情况,一旦握住了它,你们之间就定下了契约——你若索求,我当赠予;你若赠予,我当回报。如果这份契约交换的对象攸关生死,它则会额外沾染一丝诅咒的意味,正如“礼物(gift)”的词源同时也表示“毒药”——你若求我鲜血,我当报之以血,“生时饮罢!死去不可复还。” (《鲁拜集》)

艺术家以《礼物》的名义翻模了三只手臂,它们各自承载了不同年龄段的肉体记忆。当观众敲击手心的古钵,水花跃动,连绵的声波直抵血液,可见的酒与不可见的血在皮肤的内外共振。




Gift: A Complex Moment of Honesty

礼物:一次自我矛盾的坦诚  























L — Gift: A Life Lived Fiercely Together

左 — 礼物:一种被背弃的美


R — Gift: A Beauty Forsaken

右 — 礼物:一段共同燃烧的生活





















On view at A Slow Remembering of A Long Forgetting, BANK, Shanghai, China, 2020




Mark



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