Karen Paulina Biswell 《身体》

2019/08/17 00:00——2019/10/15 00:00
详细介绍


我在真实与建构之间,现实和虚构之间寻找完美的平衡。而驻留期间的工作就是制造包含一定程度的现实和建构的图像,从而产生新的定义。在成都的这段时间里,我一直在关注、记录并探索这个古老而崭新的世界,创造一些形象,并在其中探寻这个社会是否认识并看到自己,或者它仅仅是一种建造,一个我想象中的虚构,或是幻想。


在过去的一周里,我始终专注于寻找能够解开某些秘密的钥匙,结合一种直观的方法,它们可能会将人和文化对象放置于一个有序的系统之中,从而建立一种新的语言与图像编辑。


这一进程追求并超越简单的表现形式,达到我所希望的一项反射性提案。因此,通过一个深思的研究过程,我决定将某些文化用途和隐喻(发酵、腌制、插花、身体意识)与我正在进行的有关身体的研究联系在一起,尤其是女性的身体。我通常直接谈论的有关于感官和欲望的主题,在这里,在中国,被更加间接地讨论了,这迫使我需要用不同的方式来处理围绕着身体的某些禁忌,并能从不同的角度看待身体,去理解发酵和更内在的视野是如何创造出一种对身体的表达,而我正是在这里才开始理解的。这种内外交织的关系就是我所说的发酵过程,而身体与特定文化实践之间的深层联系赋予我新的可能,去探索、表达和理解身体。


I am searching for the perfect balance between authenticity and construction. Reality and Fiction. My work here at the residency consist in producing images that contain a certain degree of reality and a certain degree of construction, in order to arrive at the production of new definitions. During my stay in Chengdu, I have been addressing, registering and exploring this very old and new world, creating images in which I ask If this society recognizes and will see itself or is it mostly a construction, a figment of my imagination. If they are simply my fantasies.


My preoccupation in this past week has been to find certain keys that unlock certain secrets, incorporating an intuitive approach that may place people and cultural objects within a system of ordering that establishes a new language and a new editing of images.


This process aspires to go beyond simple representation, arriving at what I hope is a reflexive proposal. For this reason, through a meditative process of research, I have decided to relate certain cultural uses and metaphors (fermentation, pickling, flower arrangements, body awareness) to my ongoing research concerning the body, especially the female body. The themes of sensuality and desires that I usually address directly, here, in China, have been addressed more indirectly, forcing me to deal with certain taboos that surround the body in different ways. Allowing me to deal with different perspectives concerning the body, to understand how fermentation and a more interior vision create an expression of the body that I have only come to understand here. This intertwining relationship of the exterior and interior are what I call the fermentation process, the deep links bodies have here to certain cultural practices have given me the possibilities to explore, express and understand the body in a new way.


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