夢的棲居

劉芸怡 x 盧嬿宇 雙個展

Dream’s Dwelling : A Duo Exhibition of LIU Yun-Yi & LU Yen-Yu
2021/11/27 – 2022/01/02

 

?11/27 Sat
15:00
開幕 Opening

?12/18 Sat
15:00-16:30
藝術家分享會 Artist Talk

「夢境是通往潛意識的道路。」 ── 西格蒙德‧佛洛伊德 Sigmund Freud。

夢是大腦深處的記憶儲藏室。在夢裡,意識與潛意識在想像與現實間徘徊,隨著不同視角與時空切換,一幕幕虛實交錯的故事情節在腦海中交織,夢醒時分之際,方才的場景如海市蜃樓,依稀朦朧。夢境於無形中賦予我們一個個待發掘歷險的奇境,也激發了想像與創造力,藝術家汲取潛意識的養分,將潛藏在腦海中的奇幻異想轉化成創作的靈感。《夢的棲居》邀請兩位分別專才於攝影、陶瓷領域的藝術家劉芸怡、盧嬿宇展出,兩人的作品帶領我們進入宛如超越現實世界的視覺饗宴。

劉芸怡以當代攝影之眼,關注建築與地景風貌在時間流逝下的轉變,思索空間的變遷過程如何影響人的心理,以及歷史的進程如何持續對人產生衝擊。劉芸怡同時亦書寫夢境以擴充影像,召喚情感記憶;她曾夢見過往居住之處,夢境與現實空間相符疊合,後方卻有從未探索過的空間,一路前進探索,空間越發錯綜複雜和原始黑暗,遁入黑暗中存在著未知,卻也觸動最原始的直覺暨潛意識。

盧嬿宇將動物形貌與擬人的肉體結合,形塑成各種象徵的變異形體。自然生物擬真的纖細外貌與若有所思的神情,看似相異的二元,融合後則映現相容的平衡。盧嬿宇創作之初常以簡單的草圖紀錄發想雛形,原先潛意識中的模糊輪廓經過雙手在媒材之間來回塑型、雕琢,演變成清晰可觸卻又虛幻迷人的生物樣貌。

劉芸怡攝影作品中的建築展現出的神秘、靜謐的氛圍引領我們躍入過往的時空異域;盧嬿宇非人非獸的美麗生物穿透層層軀殼予你我凝視,我們宛若踏入藝術家構築的夢境,眼前似是真實也非真實,給予觀者無限的想像空間。

     Dreams as a royal road to the unconscious.  ––Sigmund Freud

Dream is the storage room of memory hidden in the depth of the brain. In dreams, consciousness and the subconscious linger between imagination and reality. Following the different visual angles and the changing space-time, story plots mixing the real and the unreal become interwoven in the brain. Only when waking up, the seemingly realistic scenes in dreams soon evaporate into thin air like illusory mirages. Dream, in an invisible way, gives us a fantastical realm waiting to be discovered and experienced. It also stimulates imagination and serves as a source of creativity. Artists absorb what the subconscious offers and transform fantasies hidden in the brain into creative inspiration. Dream’s Dwelling invites Liu Yun-Yi and Lu Yen-Yu respectively specialize in photography and ceramic art. Together, their works will guide us to enjoy a visual feast that goes beyond the real world.

With the eye of contemporary photography, Liu Yun-Yi focuses on the changes of architecture and landscape in the flow of time, through which she ponders on how the process of spatial changes affects the human psyche as well as how the progression of history has a consistent impact on humanity. Liu also utilizes the writing of dreams to expand her photographic work as a gesture to evoke emotional memory. She once dreamed of her home. Whereas the space in the dream matched the space in reality, there was an unknown rear space. As she further explored this rear space, it became increasingly complicated while being shrouded in primal blackness that seemed to harbor the known in its darkness and awaken the most primitive intuition and the subconscious.

Lu Yen-Yu combines appearances of animals with humanoid bodies to create various symbolically metamorphosed figures. The two seeming opposites of the natural creatures’ realistic, delicate appearances and their pensive facial expressions are blended in a perfect balance. Lu’s work often begins with simple sketch drawings that imaginatively grow through the artist’s molding and sculpting by hands guided by the blurry contours surfacing from the subconscious before turning into vividly tangible and fantastically charming creatures.

Liu’s photography unveils a mysterious, tranquil atmosphere in its architectural subject that transports the audience into an otherworld of past time. Lu’s non-human, non-animal creatures with endearing appearances gaze at the audience through their physical forms. Through the works of both artists, the audience seem to step into their dreams between reality and fantasies that immerse the spectator in a space of unlimited imagination.

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