解構的遊戲

Free Play of Deconstruction

2017.6.9 - 2017.6.30

合美術館, 中國武漢

United Art Museum, Wuhan, China

Inspired by the structural relationship in his own paintings, Yao Hai once again deconstructed the digitally created morphemes from the paintings, and summarized them into a spatial relationship between installation, lines in sculpture and geometric graphics. Although the static balance of two-dimensional art form is once again disrupted, rhythm and harmony continue to exist. Lines and geometric graphics form a dynamic intentional relationship.

 

Yao Hai regards ‘deconstruction’ as a strategy or a game when creating the installations. The concept of ‘deconstruction’ originates from the philosopher Jacques Derrida. It implies the opposition of life and death – infinite substitutions take place within its structure. Substitution is movement, movement represents life. In order to avoid death, we must affirm death with joy. In fact, differentiation and deconstruction are Yao Hai’s approaches to look into his past. At the same time, he roams freely around the once established structure and its meaning to review and clarify the significance. The result of each differentiation and deconstruction reconstructs a new structure and meaning. Therefore, change and development in the creation process reflect the artist’s artistic practice evolving from one to zero and then zero to one.      

 

To a certain extent, Yao Hai’s creation can be regarded as a process of multiple deconstructions, a serious play in which dissection and exploration, deconstruction and reconstruction take place at the same time. This also seems to imply some kind of hope for the future, which may provide interesting clues to viewer’s imagination.

 

為架上繪畫中的結構關係所觸動,姚海將數碼創造的繪畫語素再一次分解,並概括性地歸納成裝置、雕塑中線條和幾何圖形的空間關係。儘管此行為又一次地打破了二維視角的靜態平衡,但繪畫中的節奏和氣韻卻得以延續。在這裏,線條和幾何圖形形成了一種動態的意向關聯,是一個遊動的所指。


姚海在這裝置作品的創作方法中,把“解構”當成了一種策略、或一種遊戲。“解構”的概念源自法國哲學家雅克·德裏達的理論體系,它意味著與死亡對立的生命——其結構裏有永無止境的替換,而替換即為運動,運動即為生命。而為了避免死亡,我們必須對之予以歡欣的肯定。事實上,藝術家正是這樣以分化、破解的方式面對過去,同時他用輕松、遊弋的態度對曾經穩固的結構及其意義加以消解和清理,但每一次分化、破解的結果又重新產生了新的結構和意義。因此,在作品創作、變化、生長的過程中,其意涵實現了從一到零再從零到一的螺旋式上升......


在一定程度上,姚海的創作可視為一個多重解構的過程,一場認真的遊戲,其中有拆解也有追索,解構的同時亦在重構,這似乎也暗示著某種對未來的期許,它或許能為觀者的想象提供有趣的線索。