When will today be reopened? 指针

exhibition by Sponge Gourd Collective

Date: July, 26 - Aug 5, 2018
Location: ii Space

Artist: Sponge Gourd

Short-description: How do you handle a memory? Is it soft and fragile like a baby? Or oily and hot like melted butter? Does it burn your fingertips or scar the lines in your palms? When will today be reopened? 指针 explores physical interactions with memories of our own and of others.

How do you handle a memory? Is it soft and fragile like a baby? Or oily and hot like melted butter? Does it burn your fingertips or scar the lines in your palms? _When will today be reopened? explores physical interactions with memories of our own and of others.

Gathering family photos from Ontario, New Jersey, New York, and Sussex drew us into the gaps within and between our varied experiences as 华裔 and the known and unknown stories of past generations. How does holding individual, shared, and secondhand memories generate both anonymity and intimacy?

The presence of these photos on windows that will soon be bricked over collides nostalgic reflection with violent impermanence. A photo album reveals new information even while it taunts you with what is left unsaid, vivid fragments drifting without the connective tissue of lived experience.

“The image speaks to us, and seems to speak intimately to us of ourselves. But the term ‘intimately’ does not suffice. Let us say rather that the image intimately designates the level where personal intimacy is destroyed and that it indicates in this movement the menacing proximity of a vague and empty outside, the deep, the sordid basis upon which it continues to affirm things in their disappearance.”

  • Two Versions of the Imaginary, Maurice Blanchot

日期: 2018年 7月26日-8月5日
地点: ii Space

艺术家:丝瓜集团

你如何对待一段回忆?在你手里,它是像婴儿一样柔弱?还是像融化的黄油一样油腻滚烫?它会燃烧你的指尖,或者在你的手心烙下伤痕吗?《指针》将探索我们如何接触自己和别人的回忆。

当我们从安大略湖、新泽西州、纽约和苏塞克斯搜集家庭照片时,我们注意到,我们虽然同为华裔,但各自的经验有所不同,也与前代已知和未知的故事有各种出入。匿名和亲近 —— 独自、共享和二手的记忆如何在这两个状态间平衡?

这些照片位于即将被砖砌起来的窗台,正好呈现了怀旧意味的反思与暴力、无常的碰撞。在展现新信息的同时,一个相册也会通过它所未表达的幕后故事向你挑衅,那些碎片任意漂流,生动,却没有生活体验的结缔组织。

“图像是会说话的,亲密地对我们诉说跟我们自己密切相关的话。但‘亲密’这一词并不够准确。我们不如这样说:图像直接地决定了个人亲密关系被破坏的界限,同时也表明了模糊而空虚的外界是如此的接近,如何像肮脏的深渊一样,通过使事物消逝来肯定它们的存在。“
-《想象的两个版本》,莫里斯·布朗肖

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