0 + 1 + 十二

Zero + One + Twelve

2018.9.9 - 2018.10.8

五五畫廊, 上海

gallery 55, Shanghai

'Zero + One + Twelve' is composed of twelve films with similar symbol characteristics. The prototype of this group of works is an ink painting focusing on the exploration of symbols. Through transformation of the painting into a digital form and evolvement of the material, Yao Hai’s approach gives rise to new meaning and new direction.  

 

Yao Hai regards each film as an energy carrier that holds all information from anything. Multiple carriers blend into each other and create impromptu combinations within the same space, revealing visual fields of the superimposition, to give birth to a new visual language system. These new language and system are more in accordance with the definition of certain energy because they can simulate and induce new cognition and thinking, introducing thoughts into situations of the unknown and the unsolved.

 

《0 + 1 + 十二》是十二張帶有相似符號特徵的膠片組成,這組作品的原型是一幅關注於符號探索的水墨創作。藝術家姚海透過數字轉化和材料演變的途徑使得原有的符號和材料生成了新的意義和指向。

姚海將每一張膠片視為一種能量體,使其承載任何一種物象所攜帶的一切信息,多個載體在特定空間內發生某種交融和隨機組合,也即呈現出一種叠加互生的視覺場域,最終催生出了全新的視覺語言系統。這些新的語言和系統似乎更符合某種能量的定義,因為它會刺激且誘發出新的認知和思考,總是把思緒引入一種未知待解的狀態。