前言

Preface

流動的邊界 Drifting Borders

關於國家、身份、個體的藝術計劃 An Art Project about Nation, Identity and the Individual

在層層累累關於國家和族群的論述中,「共同體」之「共同」往往無法擺脫邊界的框定。從來沒有理所當然的香港人、中國人、大陸人、台灣人。當邊界一再被強調,不論是建制者或是反對者都在嘗試將「認同」與「不認同」劃分清楚,而生活在其中的人也在不斷被劃分和標籤的過程中。從歷史、政治、地緣到文化、主觀意識和想像,「邊界」沒有固定唯一的解釋,卻無形之中將「我」與「我們」的意義覆蓋,於是我們常常只看見彼此之間的界線,而看不見對方的臉,更看不見彼此相互交織的共同境遇。

 

此藝術計劃將以研究國族邊界為脈絡,全面回應當下國族主義盛行的社會情況,反思國族主義對政策、社會境遇、政治認同、社交媒體、教育、以至我們的名字、語言和日常生活的潛移默化,並試圖在政治版圖之間尋找和梳理個體生命的軌跡。個體生命如何面對/經歷「國(民)族(nation)」的邊界?個體可能自由地選擇身份認同嗎,又是否可能從複雜的社會脈絡中尋找到新的身份認同?藝術行動和實踐可能幫助我們打開對於邊界、國族、身份和個體的全新認知和多元討論嗎?如何重新定義/反思「我們」與「本土」?

 

此次計劃並不生產問題的結論,也不以最終的展覽為結果展示,或將此計劃作為一個拆解與論辯的實驗,以藝術實踐、網絡期刊、講座研討、影像放映、紀錄展覽等方式來開放討論政治邊界與個體生命的關係,指認國族表象背後的社會結構與個體連結之可能。計劃將著眼於以微觀敘事的角度反觀/解構宏觀政治論述,重識夾縫之間的個體生命;邀請藝術家、研究者、學者、和每一位背負名字的人們一同來討論、反思、再連結。

Buried as we are beneath a thousand strata of discourse about nations and ethnic groups, we have never been able to imagine the ‘common’ of the ‘community’ as something beyond national borders. In reality, there has never been such a thing as natural Hong Kong-ers, Chinese, mainlanders, Taiwanese. Continued emphasis on borders leaves both the establishment and its opposition stuck in traps of identification and recognition, and those who live within borders are continually subject to categorization and division. Across history, politics, geography and culture, in the subjective consciousness and popular imagination, the ‘border’ does not have a determinate explanation, but yet it invisibly shapes the meaning of both ‘I’ and ‘we’. The border, in instituting a boundary between us, obscures the other’s face, as well as the fate that we suffer in common.

 

This art project, based on research about the complicated contexts of national borders, is a comprehensive response to the social situation under the shadow of nationalism, as well as a reflection on the insidious and insistent influence of nationalism on policy, our social condition, political identity, social media, education, all the way up to the way we name ourselves, the language we speak and other features of our daily lives, so as to trace the trajectories of life in-between political borders. How does a life experience, cope with and confront the notion of being within national borders? Is it possible for a life to pursue its own path and assume an identity of its own, shaping something new from the complexity and diversity of social life? Can art practice aid us in re-evaluating the ways in which borders, nations, identities and individuals are thought and spoken about? Is it at all possible to re-think indigeneity and the bonds that root ‘us’ to national territory?

 

This project does not attempt to offer a conclusive answer to these questions, nor does it treat the exhibition as a definitive display of results. Rather, through a series of experimental endeavors- art practices, web publications, forums, workshops, screenings and exhibitions, this project will make a beginning of discussing the relationship between political borders and individual lives, so as to uncover possibilities of connection between lives divided by social structures. In this project, we will focus on microscopic narratives that offer a means to deconstruct grand political discourses, revealing the potentiality of life between their fractures. We are inviting artists, researchers, scholars and every person who bears a name for dialogue, reflection and re-connection.

鳴謝 Thanks to

前進進戲劇工作坊 On & On Theatre Workshop

C & G 藝術單位 C & G Artpartment

香港電台 Radio Television Hong Kong

生活書院 School of Everyday Life

 

三木 Sanmu

工作團隊 Working Team

製作人 Producer

莫昭如 Mok Chiu Yu

 

學術顧問 Academic Advisor

滿宇 Man Yu

 

策展人 Curator

劉南茜 Nanxi Liu

 

策展助理 Assistant Curator

鄭詠甄 Vivian Cheng

 

宣傳設計 Publicity Design

Small Tune Press

 

網站設計 Website Design

吳文基 Eric Ng

影像紀錄 Video Documentation

Oneness Zeng

李偉盛 Shing Lee

 

翻譯及校對 Translation & Proofreading

陳寧 Chan Nin

莫昭如 Mok Chiu Yu

鄭詠甄 Vivian Cheng

劉南茜 Liu Nanxi

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流動的邊界 - 國家 身份 個體 藝術計劃

Drifting Borders - Art Project on Nation, Identity and Individual

展期 PERIOD

29 . 09 . 2018  -  21 . 10 . 2018

每天 Every Day: 13:00-19:00