Healing – Reconstructed Memories|film, sound, file ,painting|2018

 

Eight people from Taiwan, Denmark, Scotland, Romania, Italy, Lithuania, and one Kurdish carry unforgettable painful memories from their childhood or adolescence. The work presents audio and video, documents translated to the Chinese and English languages, and the paintings made as a response to the interviews. The artist interviews people from different countries and ask them to recall the saddest memories of their childhood. After listening to these stories, she reinterprets them and tries to erase those memories of the interviewees.

 

How to help them reconstruct beautiful childhood memories? The artist aims to visit their country and their age by conducting a field survey and gathering historical data. She uses painting, video, and document archives (maps, memoirs) to reproduce the scenes of those memories.
Some of the interviewees stayed in a concentration camp, some were bullied in school, some saw criminals coming into their home to collect debts, and some lost their close family members. Each different story reflects a way in which this world functions. As we look from a child’s perspective, we can see the most intimate matters and national problems, such as war.

 

This work attempts to give these eight grown-ups who once were little kids new beautiful memories.

癒合-重建的記憶|影像,聲音,文件,繪畫|2018

訪問來自台灣、丹麥、蘇格蘭、羅馬尼亞、義大利、立陶宛、庫德族等八人,他們在兒童和青少年時期,在其內心一個至今難忘的傷痛記憶。作品將呈現訪問的影音、中英翻譯文件,以及回應訪問對象所做的繪畫。訪問來自不同國家的受訪者,請他們回憶兒時最深刻的傷痛記憶,聽了這些故事後,去重新演繹和詮釋他們的故事,試圖能抹除他們悲傷的回憶。

 

如何幫他們重建一個美好的童年記憶,藝術家藉由田野調查和歷史資料收集,試圖重新回到他們的國家,他們的時代。利用繪畫、影像、文件檔案(地圖、回憶錄)的方式,去再現那個記憶的現場。他們有些曾經待過集中營、被霸凌、黑道份子來家中的討債、失去親近的家人⋯⋯不同的故事,代表這八個人對於這個世界的運作方式,從孩子的視角去看最私密的個人到國家戰爭問題。

 

此作試圖送給八個已長大的孩子,新的美好記憶。