Joy Luck's Mirror Garden
2014.12.13 - 2015.01.10
參展藝術家｜董芳蘭 楊碧 郎亞玲 林小雲 顏司音 蔡海如 施又熙
原本分散、隱藏在社會中，極少連結主動發聲的我們，將展名擷取自華裔作家譚恩美編劇，王穎所導電影「喜福會」的原英文片名“Joy Luck Club”，借譯化身為「喬‧伊拉克希」之名，猶如一個陌生外國人般憋扭、莫名，卻又如此盼望著愉悅與幸運的特殊女性族群。此刻我們將各自的生命遊歷感知，透過藝術與書寫，希望點亮一場能夠彼此映照內外亦兼具療癒功效的鏡中花園。
The realization of this exhibition of private and difficult to articulate feminine perspectives is made possible through the intention of searching for and the mutual understanding between matured daughters of White Terror victims. Also, internal impacts on households that were inflicted by state violence and social forces are also exposed, with the objective of conducting a highly challenging art presentation of self-eversion for the lives of women that are often overlooked and compromised in the course of history. Encompassed within are micro sections of actual mother-and-daughter kinships and interpersonal interactions and values, and also included are bizarre encounters and fantasies of survival. Contributors of the exhibition include those with professional backgrounds in visual art, theater, literature, thanatology, writing therapy, arts administration and management, and also professional homemakers.
Members of this group that are usually dispersed, hidden in society and rarely connect together to make our voices heard have titled this exhibition after the book, Joy Luck Club, written by Chinese-American writer Amy Tan, which was adapted into a film directed by Wayne Wang. Through art and writing, each contributor’s unique life experiences are presented, with the hope of shedding light on this mirror garden that is intended to reflect on both the internal and external realms, while also offering therapeutic effects.
Five seminars and a public reading area with audio-visual publications on the subject of White Terror are also arranged in conjunction with the exhibition, with the agenda of providing different supplementary artistic outlooks and materials for White Terror, which extends into further in-depth investigations of the various perspectives for trauma aesthetics, gender and social issues based on Taiwan’s historical context. This is an art scene where the audience can personally come into contact with the historical residues from the period of White Terror in Taiwan.
嗨!妳好嗎？HI, How are you?
蔡海如 Hairu TSAI
你好,我是楊碧Hi, this is YANG Bi
楊碧 YANG Bi
複合媒材,空間裝置 mixed media, Installation