像素公园 | Pixel Park @Jingan Sculpture Park

cocurated with Lu Pingyuan

“像素公园”将是一个像素的模拟大观园,与周遭的雕塑公园形成内容上的虚实对照。像素作为电子图像的最小单位,在数码世界中与个体的角色类似。它们聚合在一起形成图像创造者的世界,有如意识的像素雕塑,在平面荧幕上堆叠出思想的动态形体。在展览呈现的众多作品中,艺术家都不一而同的表现出自我雕塑化的愿望。 在他们或身体或意识的参演中,缪斯症候作为日常神话,在影像中成为个体极欲纳入自身叙事的深层动机。

 

而公园,作为人类搁置社会性的半自然地带,其附带的集散和景观功能,成为人们实施白日梦想的完美场所。在像素风景取代自然景观之后,移步换景的游园模式变成了精神性行为。雕塑公园里的游人在长椅上观看雕塑的同时,自我也在静止中形成了雕塑。这样的静止状态同样也在“像素公园“里成为观看的线索。它所牵连出的,是像素在改变了人们衡量像的尺度之后,个体依存空间发生坍缩的变化趋势。“像素公园”正是我们针对这种预见而诞生的未来公园蓝图。

 

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Pixel Park is a simulated grand view garden of pixels. It forms a contrast between virtuality and reality with Sculpture Park. As the smallest unit of digital images, pixel plays a similar role to that of an individual in real world. Through the aggregation of these entities a world is created, like pixelated sculptures of consciousness, stacking themselves as dynamic figures on a flat screen. Within the works shown in Pixel Park, the artists all coincidentally present their desire of self-sculpting. In the participation of their body or consciousness, symptoms of the Muse, as a daily myth, become in the images the deep motivation of things individuals want to incorporate into their narratives.

 

While parks, with their attached features of distribution and scenery – as semi-natural areas in which human temporarily set society aside – become the perfect place for people to implement their daydreams. Now that pixel sceneries replaced natural landscapes, park wandering and exploration have been turned into a spiritual action. When visitors inside the Sculpture Park watch those sculptures, sitting on a bench, they turn into sculptures themselves. Such state of stillness becomes the viewing angle in the Pixel Park. What is implicated, is the changing tendency of the collapsed of individual spaces, after pixels modify the scale of image measurement. Pixel Park precisely is the blueprints of these generated future parks we refer to.

信息雕塑公路 | Information Sculpture Superhighway @MadeIn Gallery

“信息雕塑公路”是一个涵盖了数位艺术家不同形态作品的展览。它意在表现整个处在信息高速公路上的人类社会,是何以进行自我的整体性塑造的。“雕塑”在此并非指一种狭义的造型艺术,而是折回到博伊斯提出的“社会雕塑”语境,所有人都被认为是具有创造力产能的人,通过艺术得以重塑未来社会。

 

“媒介即讯息”作为上世纪的回响,在此展览中已经渐渐消耗原有的能量,成为被破除的公式。我们在此看到的是“讯息即媒介”,电子媒介所引发的尺度变化和模式变化在此都被退居后位,媒介所释放出的信息成为冲击社会现状的真正力量。信息已然是所有媒介的最终状态,而各个媒介也因为其物质属性的损耗不再区别于他者。这也是参展作品中媒介使用错乱的原因,这种错乱不单单体现为胡乱搭配或是随意拼贴的形式,更深层的是对媒介偶像破坏的姿态。图像不讲究精度与尺寸,雕塑不在乎形式美感和材料的稳固性;因为这些在它们意在传达的信息面前已经不再重要。媒介在创作中受到的粗暴对待,都促使信息成为了所有表达的核心主题。

 

这些信息,正是在公路上驰骋的洪水猛兽。就像所有高速公路都有最低时速一样,信息在一定程度上也塑造了它的速度。物质—平面—像素—信息——成为公路上掐指间的变化。这种高速生成的信息导致的是一种社会症候,不能低于最低时速产能的强迫症。它不仅在速度上压制着我们,更在其形式和内容上渗透着整个社会。而公路,这个本来意味着去中心化的意象,在平权的假象中带给信息最强大的话语权。“信息雕塑公路”中,艺术家作为拥有进化和革新力量身份的人,都为这种症候下的社会塑造提供了自己的方案。

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Information Sculpture Superhighway presents works of artists achieved using a variety of forms. It is intended to show how the whole human society on the information superhighway is sculpturing its self-integrity. “Sculpture” here does not refer to a narrow definition of plastic art, but alludes to Joseph Beuys’ definition of “social sculpture”, in which everyone is considered to be an equally creative individual, and has the potential to reshape the future of society through art.

 

In this exhibition, the strength of the notion “the medium is the message” – as an echo from the last century – has gradually been consumed and turned into a disused formula. In fact, what we see here is: “the message is the medium”, and modifications in scales and models caused by digital media are relegated to the back. The information released by the medium becomes a real force that impacts social status. Information already is the final state of all media. However, with the loss of its physical characteristics, media of various kinds can no longer distinguish one from another. It is also the source of such disordered use of media among most of the exhibited works. This confusion is not only reflected in the form of chaotic combinations or random collages, but also in the destructive attitude towards the medium as an icon. Image resolution and dimensions are no longer primordial, similarly, beauty of forms and material stability in sculpture lost their importance; these aspects became insignificant compare to the information they intend to convey. During the process of creation, medium has been considerably mistreated, and information became the core of expression.

 

Information is a scourge rampaging on the highway. As all superhighways have a bottom speed, information also shapes its speed to a certain extent. Substance – two-dimensional surface – pixel – information – alternate with one another on the highway within the snap of a finger. The information generated by such high speed leads to a social symptom, a compulsive obsession with always being above the bottom speed. Not only does it pressure us in terms of speed, but also it permeates the whole society in the form and content. “Highway”, whose imagery in the first place evokes decentralization, confers information with the most powerful right of expression, within the illusion of rights to equality. In Information Sculpture Superhighway, artists – as human beings who possess the identities of evolution and innovative vitality – offer their own proposals to social sculpturing, within such symptomatic context.