9:30pm的游泳池-小華個展|2.23-4.20 |十方藝術空間



  • 展覽日期 |2019/02/23-2019/04/20
  • 開幕茶會 |2019/02/23 18:00-21:00
  • 開放時間 |週二-週六 13:00-19:00
  • 展覽地點 |十方藝術空間(台北市中山區德惠街51號)
  • www.galerieovo.com

幾乎每天去游泳,從家騎車到泳池只有10分鐘的路程,泳池是恆溫的28度,所以冬天的時候下到池子裡,反而覺得暖和。我喜歡在水下拼命游,劃開手臂,一口氣能游很遠的樣子,浮在水上,覺得自由又開闊,那種感覺不像在陸地上,得處處小心。戴上泳鏡,水下的一切幾乎就是一個顏色,清晰又模糊,看得時間久了,覺得它很是一個離事物最好的距離。水是很柔的,那種柔軟大大超過了我自己,常常覺得自己就被水“吃掉”了。
泳池晚上11點關門,為了可以少遇見些人,常特意去得晚些,隔著一面朝著室外的大玻璃窗,那種夜裡的美是白天沒有的。泳池在柏林一處很好的酒店裡,酒店特別的全景燈,加上池子裡的三兩人,很像一張流動的極簡圖像,那種安靜和乾淨,哪怕是在並不那麼繁華的柏林也是少有的。
人在水中就是在另一個世界,常常在游泳的時候思考一些問題,然後在上岸時豁然。
小華, 2019年1月

“9:30pm, at swimming pool” Xiaohua Solo Exhibition

I go swimming almost every day. It is only a 10-minute ride from my home to the swimming pool. The swimming pool is maintained at 28°C, so it’s warm even when I get in the water during winter. I like to stroke hardly under the water, spreading my arms as if I could cover a long distance in one breath. When floating on the surface of the water, I feel free and boundless. That sensation is unlike being on land, where have to be alert at all times. And with goggles, everything underwater seems to be one color – clear yet vague. After some time, I find it provides the best distance to look at things. Water is gentle. Its gentleness is way beyond me, and I often feel devoured by water.
he swimming pool closes at 11 P.M. To avoid the crowd, I often intentionally go there later in the evening. Looking out through a huge glass window, the beauty of the night is what the day lacks. The swimming pool is in a high-end hotel in Berlin. The special panorama light of the hotel and the scanty number of people in the pool make the scene look like one from a minimalist image. That tranquility and cleanness is rare even in a less bustling city like Berlin.
When you are under water, you are in another world. I often ponder questions when I am swimming and find the answer when I get on the shore.
Xiaohua, January, 2019.


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