失格的迴圈 ─ 羅天妤 & 袁志傑 雙個展|12.9-1.14.2018|絕對空間

失格的迴圈 ─ 羅天妤 & 袁志傑 雙個展|12.9-1.14.2018|絕對空間

 

失格的迴圈 ─ 羅天妤 & 袁志傑 雙個展

展期:2017/12/9 – 2018/01/14
開幕:2017/12/9 (六) 15:00
藝術家座談:2017/12/9 (六) 15:30
與談人:賴依欣、楊佳璇
更多資訊|http://www.absoluteart.space/


勞動是指人類在生產過程中所提供的勞務,為滿足自身的物質和精神需要而進行的手段,為了物質的勞務是在社會上生存的基本條件,藝術創作則是精神層面的創造性勞動,藝術創作者的工作,即為生產藝術作品,以作品換取相應的報酬,它是自我價值的實現以及物質生活的支持,但現實是,藝術作品往往無法換取與勞動同等價值的資金,如果藝術創作者無法依恃藝術產生平等的回饋,作品的價值如果無法供應創作者的生活,為了維持精神勞動,還是必須從事最低限度的具體勞動。

回顧我們這幾年間從事的工作,都是為了獲得生活上的溫飽而採取的手段,我們選擇的工作多半以基層勞力為主,這是為了讓「工作」本身簡化到最單純的狀態,將精神留給創作而做出的決定。對於藝術家而言,定義為沒有「精神活動」的純粹勞動,在選擇「工作」時的原則,是為了滿足生存的低線,以及維持創作時間的考量,「生存」與「理想」的取捨造就矛盾,在社會體制的運作底下,更可能成為對於創作本質的「惡性循環」,意即身為工作者並無致力於眼下的工作,身為藝術家無法專注於創作更分攤掉所需的時間與資金,為了生存而做出的選擇,卻反過來宰制了自由,於是徒勞也鬆動了自己對這兩個身分的定義。自我的創作無法獲取報酬;沒有自我的純粹勞動,卻在剝奪自我的空間。當這兩件事以及兩個身分發生在同一個肉身,「我為什麼在這裡?」的質問也隨之產生。

此次展覽,兩位藝術家將使用各自的創作脈絡,去重新詮釋過去非藝術的勞動經驗,將被生存處境所迫而產出的商品,透過藝術勞動,重新製造出符合藝術家身份的「作品」,我們嘗試著書寫個人工作史,用生產作品的方式。將2013年迄今的工作經驗,重新覆寫,我們無法重現當初工作的背景,相對呼應的是我們對這些工作的感想、主觀描述,這些由自我構成的想法,和曾經參與的工作經驗,成就了我們對雙重身分的同一份紀錄。

Circle of the Unqualified – Duo Exhibition by Tien-Yu Lo and Zhi-Jie Yuan
Date: 2017/12/9 – 2018/01/14
Opening: 2017/12/9 Sat. 3:00pm
Artist Talk: 2017/12/9 Sat. 3:30pm
Panelists: Nicole Yi-Hsin Lai, Chia-Hsuan Yang

Labor refers to the service rendered during production, a means to satisfy material and spiritual needs of man. Laboring for material needs is fundamental to survival in society, whereas artistic creation is creative labor on spiritual aspect. The job of an artist is to create art works to obtain correspondent reward, which is the realization of self-worth and the support for material life. However, in reality, for most of the time, art works cannot get what they should be paid. If artists have difficulty supporting their lives through art, the minimal labor has to be realized to maintain spiritual labor for sure.

In retrospect, the works we have done for these years are the means to support our life. Most of the time, we chose to labor because it was considered purely physical and we hoped to leave our spiritual energy to creation. For artists, when they think about what kind of jobs they want to do, the pure labor without spiritual activity is considered a concession in order to survive and maintain the time for creation. Making the choice between “survival” and “ideal” generates contradiction. Under the effect of social system, this phenomenon may cause the vicious cycle for creation, meaning workers cannot concentrate on what they are doing; likewise, artists cannot concentrate on their creation and spend the original time and money for other purposes. The decision for survival turns to rule freedom, which makes fruitless laboring loose the definition for these two identities. The money artists get is not correspondent with time and strength they have put in. Artists are deprived of personal space in their laboring without self. The question like “Why am I here?” comes after these two situations and two identities occur in the same body.

In this exhibition, two artists will reinterpret non-artistic laboring experience in the past with their respective creative context. Through artistic laboring, they reproduce the works correspondent to the identity of an artist from the works made under the strain of survival. We try to write our history of personal laboring by our way of making art. We rewrite our working experiences from 2013 till now. We cannot represent the working environment in the past; however, we show our rumination and subjective descriptions to reflect it. These self-constructed ideas and working experiences we once participated in forms the record for our interpretation of dual identity.