老大哥正在看著你-張恩慈個展|12.23-2.11.2018|弔詭畫廊

老大哥正在看著你-張恩慈個展|12.23-2.11.2018|弔詭畫廊

 

老大哥正在看著你-張恩慈個展

展期|12.23-2.11.2018

地點|弔詭畫廊

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我們知道的太少了,當察覺了詭異的事件,卻發現它被包裝隱藏在典雅的表象下;太難發現了,如此的美麗與平靜的畫面,卻是歷史中黑暗的盤根錯節。 台灣民主化已逾30年,在民間與政府可見的書籍中,身為公民,我們可以感受到在威權體制下,權力的極其廣泛濫用,然而我們對於威權統治的社會記憶,又是如此的空缺薄弱。以及這時期被監禁和被槍決的真實名錄依然模糊。我成長於解嚴後的台灣社會,但始終對於身份認同,噤聲的歷史事件感到困惑與不安。「老大哥正在看著你」,來自喬治歐威爾(George Orwell)在小說《一九八四》中隨處可見的話語,老大哥象徵著極權統治及其對人民無處不在的監控。我以這警句且具共鳴性的象徵話語,作為此次個展的註解。

在我的創作歷程中,探討矛盾/社會建構的表象一直是作品中的主要命題,運用柔美的軟性材料,隱微的「針」,綿密的「線」,結合古老傳統的縫繡表現媒材,以溫柔的方式細述著艱困的景況。本次個展為全新系列作品,內容交織著威權壓迫的痕跡與轉化後的象徵物,整體空間看似美好輕盈的展示著,似乎就是你我日常的居家風景,卻一層一層的隱藏與敘述著沈重的歷史記憶。

We have known too little. As we detect the strange event, we find that it is delicately decorated under the façade of elegance; however, it is too hard for us to find the scenery, which is so beautiful and so peaceful, is entangled with the darkest side of history. It has been 30 years for the democracy in Taiwan. Among the books published by both government and non-government, as citizens, we can strongly perceive how wide the power was abused under this authoritative regime, yet how elusive the dictatorship memory has been remembered. However, little has been known about the specific number of those who were prisoned and executed under the dictatorship. I was born in Taiwan’s society after the years of the lifting of Martial Law, and now I still feel confused and restless about the identity politics as well as the historical event silenced. The maxim “Big Brother is watching you” comes from George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Big Brother is a symbol of dictatorship as well as the omnipresent monitor over the people. The maxim is the corresponding symbol that annotates this solo exhibition. During the course of my creation, the representation of exploring the conflicts/social construct is always the main theme of my oeuvre. The use of the soft material such as the unnoticeable “needle” and the meticulous “line,” with the blend of the tradition of the sewing, details the hardship in a soft and tender manner. The solo exhibition is a new series of works. The content is embroidered with the traces of the authoritarian oppression and the symbols of the transformed. The whole space beautifully and delicately displays, like the daily scenery of home, but it seems to reveal layer after layer of heavy historical memories buried.