Special Project of "Time Mirror - The First Chongqing International Experimental Visual Art（photograph&video）Biennale (2018-2019 Huangjueping)"
When we say art is extremely precious, it must be that it fully reflects the fundamental dignity of human beings - Existence without any additional reason. It is homologous to the endlessness of the world, the universe, time and space; it is homologous to the heavens, the earth, and all the objects in human history. As human beings, there might be thousands of thoughts and behaviors, and for those what are enjoying their freedom, they are always crowned with art.
When we say art has no limits, it must be its super-experience and non-linearity, today it would be called —— “Hyperlink”. From nothing to everything, from one to countless, from a point to all surfaces —— “to be someone”become “to being as one”. For the transcendental logic of art, it is not the daily growth, movement, and repetition of time and space, but instant, everlasting, transience and nirvana. Just due to the process from birth to live, art itself can surpass freedom to show that all manifestations of nature are so different and all have their own merits.
When we say art is valuable, it must be between the beings, and it can be known that the two ends are separated. One end is the author and the other is the viewer; one end is the opening and the other is the beginning; one end is the cause of voice, the other is the sense of understanding; one end is the source, the other is the flow; one end is the intention, the other is the conception; one end is the essence, the other is the appearance ...It is from nothing to everything, from one to countless, and from a point to all surfaces. This explanation makes it much easier for people to see a simple timelines as a beginning goes a end, effect follows cause, insight makes experience, thus, mixture becomes concise and thoughts become a path. At the same time, the world has turned into a roadside scenery. This is the logical path for human beings to write time and space as history, and so it is with the road of art. The path is just go through the world. The path-founders know path is path，world still world，but the passers-by couldn’t follow that, they see the world as landscape vision of the path-founders, not as time and space, but right and wrong.
When we say art is the path, we know that the path could be wide or narrow, straight or curve. As the step is changed, the view changes with the sight, so does people's heart. It has been hundreds of years that people have seen the world through the lens. It begins with the lens witnessing time and space, and ends up with it creating time and space. It begins with images showing fact, and ends up with images being fact. It begins with observing time and space through lens, and ends up with observing the lens through lens. The path of image begins from path-founders to the passers-by, from "lens" to "environment", from a path to thousands of roads, and then it is transformed into a landscape, which extremely shows the magic of art transforming time and space.
Last year, the "Time Mirror" showed itself to the world and tracked the source of lens’s as an art history . Today, the special project is set in the path of the folk, in the real environment of the lens. We tend to invite you to visit the wild, and see the vast territory.
Special Project Basic Information
The special project invited six groups, including Yong Tang , Yuanling Wang , Zhenhong Luo & Fuli Cui , Xun Dong & Jianping Wu ,Yanzi Hu , Zhi Geng& Haoqiao Jiang & Wandi Wang as thesub-curators, who uphold the purpose of"local globalization" and "present contemporaneity" to organizean on-site creationfor the Huangjueping art community. based on the intervention of image consciousness in contemporary art and contemporary culture, six art scenes which are bothindependent and relatedare formed. The special project unit is different from the exhibition of the white box space of the traditional art museum. It is an exhibition and an art event. It presents different artistic ways of thinking in different community spaces and different time sections.
This project takes the Traffic Teahouse as the scene of artistic practice, starting from the vision and thinking of young artists, using new technologies and new materials to reconstruct the relationship among time, memory and daily reality in a new context, and let the body gains a perceptual experience that transcends reality in a new relationship. In turn, we use other logics to think and define the value and meaning of history in the present and thefuture.
The core of the project is to emphasize the body's intervention in daily reality and to strengthen new methods and new thinking based on new technologies and new materials. The breaking of the field is not the reconstruction of the original space field and material form, but that on the basis of not changing the original state, the new technology causes the body to transcend the daily experience.
This project will be created and exhibited in the network popular “Traffic Teahouse” which has more than 30 years of history, but preserves the original and complete Huangjueping scene. It presents nine young artists from the Sculpture Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. The five works are: “Concurrent Space” “People are passing to and fro” “Stripping” “Underwater World” and “Migration”.
This exhibition is rooted in The First Chongqing International Experimental Visual Art（photograph&video）Biennale. Therefore, experiments on images should be more daring and novel.
To build an experimental art exhibition in Huangjueping's rich ecology, we have to think about and try on how to break through the integration of Chongqing's exhibitions and the locals, how to break through the scenes that have disappeared and are happening, as well as the collision of the "new" and "old".
Huangjueping has an intersection due to various aspects of clothing, food, housing and transportation. Therefore, we choose “clothing” as the medium, and use the traditional video works and clothing practices to design texts and images into the clothing. The clothes are the mobile display content carriers, and the people who wear them flow in the space. People who show up in different time flow in time. This special exhibition part allows the exhibition content to flow in time and space. In the flow, it shows the known and unknown part of Huangjueping that you see at present.
Just pay attention. During the exhibition, perhaps the man who passed you by at Huangjueping, is the man who takes the exhibition content that you come here to watch.
"Everything is still in time" is an exhibition organized and implemented by the local organization HE base located in Huangjueping, the place wher the Biennale is held. The exhibition is planned and implemented by Zhenhong Luo and Fuli Cui. The final exhibition location of the work is also the HE base. There are not only typical memories of industrial civilizations such as military factories, power plants, railway stations, and cargo terminals, but also portraits of rural areas such as rural markets and migrant workers. It is also possible to find the presence of international artists. The authenticity and on-the-spot nature of Huangjueping's art ecology is a microcosm of today's culture. In the cultural scene of the “World's Huangjueping” and the scene of the HE base space that has been in existence for more than ten years, what specific problems should we present and solve? I think this is the focus of the entire exhibition, which is also a starting point that everything is still in time.
"Everything is still available" will present more than 20 art works from artists, stay tuned!
The local art project "Reenactment" planned by Xun Dong and Jianping Wu is held at the Huangjueping Himalayan Bookstore and Junge Bookhouse, and the street between the two. The theme of the project is replay, memory is a replay, and the archive is a replay. Replay is not a repetition, but a writing and a difference. The replay is the first persistence (feeling), the second persistence (memory), and the third persistence (image). We don't predict the future or simulate reality, but we archive everything imperfect, hurtful, and beautiful in the past. Because when everything is too clear, there will be no motivation in life. One should not demand absolute purity. Our greatest productivity is that we can love, make mistakes, miss the past, be lost to the present and worry about the future.
Participants in the "Reenactment" project ranged from artists to local residents, from middle-aged and elderly to children. The venue was from the "Himalayan Bookstore" on the far left mountain in the practice area of this Biennale, to the "Junge Bookhouse" on the far right side of the river. The content varies from photo exhibitions to children's technology workshops, etc. We are looking forward to your joining.
The title of this section is “Folk in the Mirror – the community of imagination”. The artists and the local residents of Huangjueping collaborate to create works to discuss the image landscape caused by technological progress in the era of universal production.
Technological change has brought about a rapid evolution of the social scene. The authenticity of the world was rebuilt in the lash of the technological wave. Smartphones have become "a new organ of human beings". Image creation is no longer just the privilege of professionals. Lifting mobile phones and shooting life has become a daily routine for everyone. Massive images are produced and flood the network.
These folk images are sourced in life, whose producers are ordinary people, and the transmission path is the network from the media, presenting the richness and complexity of the world, as well as the group appearance of this era. The short video content that is pushed to the hot spot by a large number of click-through rates is in fact the subjective "imagination" of the audience to the folk. This section hopes to discuss the construction of the image production behavior to the self-cognition of the producers and the shaping of the group in the production of national images.
In this section, a local creative team composed of 12 artists and Huangjueping residents will use mobile phones as a tool to start short video creations around the “imaginary community”. Street advertising vehicles and self-media platforms such Tik-Tok and Kuaishou will be the ubiquitous exhibition halls for artists.
The store is not a good thing. In the "exchange", there are always intermediaries who earn differential prices.
Imagination is not a good thing. It makes your every "exchange" satisfying, at least you think so.
Art is not a good thing. Huang Yiping has become an out-of-print orphan because of art.
The artists are definitely not a good thing. They stimulated your imagination and sold the certificate that Huangjueping had existed, and earned differential prices. How many things did they win? Three.
Not convinced? The Imaging Store, opened on March 31, welcomes you and your purchases.
What are you willing to take to "exchange"?