新秩序

The New Order

2019.1.19 - 2019.2.24

要空間, 上海

Yell Space, Shanghai

'The New Order' is an installation that emphasizes confrontation and intervention in multilateral relations. Yao Hai abandoned a repressed viewing perspective that sustains the seeming harmony. He refers to material as a relational object, that can be regarded as a dialogue between countless participants. He uses their instability, contingency, continuity and regenerability to create a new kind of dynamic. This kind of interaction allows proximity and dialogue as an approach to enter a new aesthetic context in a chaotic way, displaying an ever-changing world.  

 

In his works, Yao Hai uses wind as a driving force, not only to replace his body and mind, it also symbolizes a way to unfold objects. Wind arouses metal cylinders, paper, balloons, wood strip, microphones and other objects, and established continuous movement. This approach is similar to establishing a new order, or generating a never-ending game. Everything after this will evolve impermanently revolving around this context.   

 

​Under the impact of the wind, things interact, interfere and collide with each other. They have developed a relationship that is influencing and shaping each other. The mutual influence reveals sculptural quality that spontaneously constitute an ecosystem. At the exhibition, viewers can experience the presence of a performance, an experimental theater about sound installations, and the likelihood of the expand of imagination.

 

All of these, Yao Hai believes that they are developing organically, full of continuity, uncertainty and divinity. The boundaries he was questioning and his new understanding have clashed and dissolved in the ecosystem.   

 

《新秩序》是一個強調多邊關係對抗和干預的遊戲裝置。他背棄一種維繫類似於和諧的被壓抑的觀看視角。姚海將任何材料指代為一種關係物象,可視為無數個參與者的對話。藝術家利用它們的不穩定性、偶發性、連續性和再生性去營造一種新的活躍動力。這種互動讓一種接近與對話的方式混亂地進入新的美學語境。展現一個永遠沒有結束、不斷演變的世界。

作品中姚海將風作為一種驅動力,除了替代他自己的身體和意志之外,也象征著一種打開物象的方式。風力將金屬筒、紙、氣球、木條、收音話筒等物象喚醒,開啟了持續的運動。這種方式類似於在建立一種新的秩序,或生成了一個無法結束的遊戲,之後的一切都將圍繞著這種語境進行無常的演化。

在風力的作用下,物與物發生了互動、干擾和碰撞,他們互相之間形成了一種彼此影響和被塑造的關係。這種彼此成就的雕塑性也自然而然地構成了一種生態。在展覽現場觀者可以體驗到一種表演的存在、一種有關聲音的裝置實驗劇場和一種為想像生長的可能性。

所有這些,姚海都認為是從一種生態之中有機發展出來的,充滿著延續性、不確定性和神性等。他所質疑的邊界和新的理解也同樣在這種生態系統中得以碰撞和消解。