撩撥關係

Provozierte Beziehungen

2019.11.14 - 2019.11.23

Lepsien Art Foundaiton

Dusseldorf, 杜塞道夫

'Provoking Relations' is a result of an on-going exploration on paper as a primary material language during Yao Hai’s 3-month residency at Lepsien Art Foundation in Düsseldorf. He explores the production relations between people and things, and the essence of being part of this evolving relationship in the ecosystem as an artist.

 

He selected several elements as interfering languages including circle, square, color, metal rivet and sewing machine, and introduced these elements to a physical production relation with paper. Either they are tangible or intangible; imaginary or real, these elements are the inducement and energy to explore and open new possibilities in paper.

 

Employing an abstract idea of a circle to embark on a course of action to intervene; applying water-based colors on paper to alter its shape; exploiting metal rivet to mediate a spatial relationship, Yao Hai uses these three unrelated material languages to mediate and provoke primary material language – paper. All these languages have evolved into a symbiotic relationship. In this approach, Yao Hai emphasizes on the evolvement of a relationship between things, and the connection between a thing in its new form of existence to other things. He attempts to utilize the relationship network to translate things into new artistic language.

 

Yao Hai believes that the significance of his practice is the evolving process of the symbiotic relationship between the course of actions and his material languages. In the context of a basic relationship, different things can inspire unpredictable new languages to develop new relationship context. 

 

Yao Hai finds the trajectory of these subtle relationship networks intriguing and the exploration process makes him feel closest to arts.

 

《撩撥關係》是姚海在杜塞道夫駐地期間依然將紙本材料作為基礎的材料語言進行持續探索的實踐。探討人與物之間的生產關係以及藝術家處於這種生成關係生態中的本質。

在具體的創作實踐中,藝術家將圓形、方形、顏色、金屬扣、縫紉機、等元素作為不同種類的干預語言,引入到與紙材料之間的一種物理生產關係中。這些或有形或無形的,或虛或實的物象同樣被藝術家作為打開紙本材料的誘因和能量。

一個圓形虛象形狀被作為一種行為介入;水性的顏色被作為改變紙材料形態的途徑;金屬扣旨在彌和一種空間關係。這些互不相干的材料語言通過調校和撩撥同一材料語言的方式來發展共生關係,在這一實踐中,姚海所強調的是一種物與物之間關係的生成,以及物象在新的存在狀態下與它者之間的聯繫。藝術家借以把物象透過關係網脈轉譯成新的藝術語言。

姚海認為他所實踐的真正意義在於行為與材料語言共生的過程。在一種基本關係的背景下,不同的物象催生出不可預估的新語言,得以釀造出新的關係語境。

對於梳理這些細微的關係文脈是姚海最為感興趣的,這個過程便是藝術家認為他與藝術最接近的距離。