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The Space I Can't Get In V.2 (Document video)

Medium: Installation/ Sound Performance, bottles, microphones, amps, mixer

Size: Variable

Date:2017​

The Space I Can't Get In V.2 

Medium: Installation/ Sound Performance (bottles, microphones, amps, mixer,(Light box- Party))

Date: 2017

Duration:17:51

Size: Variable

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 

The Space I Can't Get In V.2.6 

Medium: Installation/ Sound Performance (bottles, microphones, amps, mixer)

Whole performance Duration: 26 mins 

Video Duration: 10mins

Date: May 11th, 2018
Location: Nail In A Packet, Chicago   

The Space I Can't Get In V.2

 

The loneliness

The solitude

The unstable living situation

The inebrated

The home

 

How should I situate myself?

What do I have?

 

Something I can touch every day

Something I can easily have

Something I can hold

Something cheap

The Space I Can't Get In V.2 is a sound/ installation performance since 2017. I use leftover alcohol bottles as surrogate bodies containing echoes of the loneliness and strangeness of being a foreigner in the USA. I put mic into bottles capturing resonance, feedback and spatial sound, amplifying in this way their emptiness.

 

The bottles as body and the body as the container- These parallels the relationship between the feeling of an empty body as vessel and bodies in empty spaces. As a quiet experience, the performance activates the space as a sequence of mumbles; sounds that evoke breath and make absence present. A dialog and a move become familiar, a humming voice that talks back to me and fills the landscape of objects as ruins. A screen of light, as a doorway, delimits the space and breaks it as a mirror that expands into the interior of the piece and of ourselves. This light sets a mood of drone, of closeness and of vibration.

 

The sound of the room: microphones, speakers and bottles react with the resonance of the space. The different bottles create different tones, harmonies and distortions. They show their individual voices in relation to their shape and materiality. This performance includes hand gestures to create the sounds. I insert and pull out the microphones from my collection of empty bottles and amplify the sound in them, their vibration. The way and the speed I put the microphones in changes the sound it emits. The contact of my body to the objects naturally develops into a composition, a score. The audience can feel the space by experiencing the different aural qualities of sounds, movement and light. The sounds from the bottles present the meaningless mumblings, messages and languages of this set of objects. The experience strives to offer viewers an affective encounter through the body with the objects.

不安定

爛醉

 

怎麼安放

擁有什麼

 

那些

我可以每天觸摸的

可以輕易取得的

可以握住的

便宜的

The Space I Can’t Get In V.2 是一件從2017年持續至今的聲音裝置表演創作。 藝術家將自己製作的麥克風放入空酒瓶內,以產生內外空間的迴響,並以音響放出使觀者身體直接感受到聲音的震動。如同藝術家與日常物件的相處經驗,作品的聲音會依循場地、藝術家的動作、情緒、瓶子和作曲而轉換。

 

瓶罐本是容器,人們一般只賦予他們盛載的功能。但通過把麥克風放進瓶罐的行為,激發出新的聽覺體驗,而它們通過自身形體,材質的不同,發出不同的,刺耳抑或是嗡鳴的聲音。聲音時而為一種持續的延遲單音震動在耳,有時為多個聲音齊鳴。 這個感官的體驗與藝術家在一開始試圖化解獨飲行為又產生情感的共鳴。

 

這些瓶罐本來已經無用,但帶著藝術家的個人生活體驗和私人情感。身體也是一種容器,承載著記憶和感情。通過創造這個聲音表演作品, 藝術家遊走在一個個瓶罐中,讓之發出內心壓抑的呼喊,以聲音打開私領域的情感傳遞並喚起觀眾對被忽視的物品及聲音的關注,與他們分享和交流這些困境感和親密的故事。

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The Space I Can't Get In V.2

Installation/ Sound Performance (bottles, microphones, amps, mixer, Variable, 2017​