東西物語:瑣碎的短暫和無限

羅婉儀作品展

chores: the transience & its immensity 

Work by Yuen-yi Lo

婉儀的作品以鉛筆畫為開端,她把實物描繪,她把實物倒模,她把實物裝裱,她把實物拼砌,她把實物修補,她把實物分解,她把實物燒掉。物質透過不同的方式表現出來,這些普通不過的物品,手套、鞋、手帕、眼鏡、碗碟、玻璃杯、銻煲、行李箱、鎖匙、檸檬、貝殼等,經過時間的洗滌,歷史的痕跡,不管是自己的,或是父母朋友的,甚至是拾回來的,有使用過沉殿過有痕跡的物品,都可以成為婉儀創作的作品。

 

這些細碎及破舊的物品,是婉儀多年來存下來。她整理,她再創作,改造物件原本的樣貌,使之成為另一種視覺觀感。透過工藝匠手,婉儀在她很小又大的世界裡,創作出自己的一個宇宙,一個摒除外界、時間及空間的角落。守在這裡,重複又簡單的生活,透過創作與思考,讓靈魂燥動,安靜而澎湃。

 

這次展覽的作品以一組組的系列展示,跨時間的創作,不一定完成一個系列,再做另一個系列,會同時間做多個,有些已經完成了,有些未完,有時停一段時間又再拿起來做,看似完整又沒有終結。這些看來無用又細碎的物件,是婉儀自我的私密國度;「它們是短暫的過去了的,然而又蘊含記憶,可以重複咀嚼。」

 

因應兩個富有特色的展場空間(At Light及萬象Universal),透過調動去安排作品的順序及排列,可多可小,可大可細,觀眾遊走四面及地下的作品之間,盛載著一段段回憶的碎片。《東西物語:瑣碎的短暫和無限》是這次展覽的命題,既無關大事,無特定主題,東方西方,東拉西扯,純粹又靜寂,日子就是日復一日地重複活著,創作從未停止過,在心中流動著漣漪,如此的塗塗畫畫,拼拼湊湊,記錄短暫的時光,以無限來延伸。

 

策展人

施援程

這些東西物品普通日常。

拾回來的。放在一起。

我的創作以鉛筆繪畫為開端,而發展。碎片是內容,是多年來存留下來的物;碎片是載體,都是生活裡存有的狀態;碎片是結果,完成的和未完成的。

它們或細碎、零散、或整齊、重複、陳舊、破損、或發霉發黃、有用無用。

生活是零碎的,這些年,我存有好些冗細的碎片。

我觀看它們它們觀照著我。那是一個很小也大的世界。


羅婉儀從事藝術創作、寫作及教學工作。曾於香港、意大利、英國修讀設計及藝術。她的創作以鉛筆繪畫和視覺人類學為核心;她的書寫議題有關藝術與文化、女性主義和口述歷史。現任教於澳門大學教育學院。

開幕 Opening:22/6 4pm (At Light)
展期 Extension period:23/6 – 20/7/2019
策展人 Curator : 施援程 Si Wun Cheng Cora

之一:At Light——澳門卑第圍1號地下
Part 1:At Light – Pátio do Padre Narciso nº 1, R/C, Macau
開放時間:中午十二時至晚上七時(逢星期三休館)
Opening Hours : Noon - 7pm (except on wednesday)

之二:萬象畫廊書屋——氹仔龍環葡韻住宅式博物館(創薈館)
Part 2:Universal Gallery & Bookstore – The Taipa Houses Museum-Creative Casa
開放時間:早上十時至晚上六時
Opening Hours : 10am - 6pm

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主辦 Organizer:弘藝峰創作社 Arts Empowering Lab
贊助 sponsor:文化局 Instituto Cultural
場地贊助 Venue sponsor:At Light
合作 Cooperation:萬象畫廊書屋 Universal Gallery & Bookstore

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Yuen-yi’s work begins with a pencil drawing. She paints the object, molds, frames it; she assembles, mends, dissembles and even burns up the object. In her hands, the materials are manifested in various ways. These used ordinary objects with accumulated time-worn traces, like gloves, shoes, handkerchiefs, glasses, dishes, glasses, stibium pots, suitcases, keys, lemons, shells, etc. – be they hers, her parents’ or friends’, or even leftovers from somewhere – all can become raw works for Yuen-yi to work on.

 

These fragmental old objects have been collected over the years by Yuen-yi. She sorts them out, re-creates, transforms their original appearance, giving them another visual life. With her craftsmanship, she creates her own universe in a world of hers that is so small yet so big, indeed a realm above time and space. She remains there, living her monotone, simple life, indulging in creation and thoughts, letting her soul stir, in a calm yet thrilling state of mind.

 

The works of this exhibition are displayed by series, as they were creations produced spanning a period. The artist would not necessarily start a single new series after completing one, but rather, she would create several series simultaneously, leaving some uncompleted, or stopping for a while before re-touching them. This approach makes the works look complete yet never ending at the same time. These seemingly useless and trivial objects are Yuen-yi's own private realm; "they are short-lived, transient, but they contain memories that can be savored again and again."

 

Suiting the two distinctive exhibition spaces (‘At Light’ and ‘Universal’), the series of exhibits are arranged in order and sequence, in flexible quantity, in big and small sizes.  Visitors walk amid the works placed on all four walls[s1]  and also on the floor, which carry fragments of many a piece of memories. "chores: the transience & its immensity" is the title of this exhibition, one that is trivial, without a specific theme. On scattered topics, the exhibition is like a roaming journey, yet pure and quiet. For Yuen-yi, life repeats itself day after day, but creation never ceases, with its ripples flowing in the heart. In such a way, she doodles and assembles, recording the transience, extending it into immensity.

Cora Si

Curator

These are ordinary objects.The collectables. They are placed together.My creative works started with pencil drawing and continued from it. Fragments are the content of my work, meaning the objects that I have been keeping for all these years. Fragments can also be the media that carry my work, which are the ways that things exist in life. And fragments can refer to the outcome of my artworks, both finished and unfinished ones.They can be fragmentary and scattered, tidy and repetitious, aged and outworn, moldy and yellow, useful or useless.Life is fragmented. And I have kept many tiny, trivial pieces of it over the years.I watch them watching back at me. It is a small tiny world but also wide at the same time.

Yuen-yi Lo is an artist, writer, lecturer based in Hong Kong and Macau. Trained in the fields of Communication Design and Fine Arts respectively in Hong Kong, Italy and Britain, her creative work concerns scripto-visual communication. She has contributed writings in the areas of art and culture, feminism and oral history. Lecturing in creative practices and cultural studies, she is currently teaching Visual Arts in the Faculty of Education, University of Macau.

開幕相片 |Opening photos :

https://www.aelart.com/post/chores-yuenyilo

​媒體報導 |News report:

澳門人澳門事,第2038集 東西物語:瑣碎的短暫和無限,2019-7-4

https://www.tdm.com.mo/c_video/play_video.php?id=44324

澳門日報,2019 年7月16日,第C08版:視覺,看過展覽,就像是認識了婉儀

http://www.macaodaily.com/html/2019-07/16/content_1367418.htm

澳門黃頁,展覽,東西物語:瑣碎的短暫和無限

https://yp.mo/events/1572.html

allevents.in/macau/東西物語:瑣碎的短暫和無限

https://allevents.in/macau/%E6%9D%B1%E8%A5%BF%E7%89%A9%E8%AA%9E%EF%BC%9A%E7%91%A3%E7%A2%8E%E7%9A%84%E7%9F%AD%E6%9A%AB%E5%92%8C%E7%84%A1%E9%99%90-chores-the-transience-and-its-immensity/200017444823639

At Light
萬象畫廊書屋 / Universal Gallery & Bookstore
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