2013年2月4日 星期一

大理石廠工人(The Marble Workers)

展覽「理解的尺度-台灣泰國當代藝術交流展」作品
單頻錄像裝置
泰國曼谷藝術文化中心,曼谷/泰國

the Laborers
Single-channel video installation
7'11"
installation view,in the exhibition
THAITAI:A measure of Understanding
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok/Thailand,2012







The video shows two Tai labors in Hualien marble factory pushed a trolley used in the past particularly for mine district, today , this old style trolley has been replaced by the new style crane, Artist invites two labors walking back and forth through the old trolley that he gilded by covering gold leaves as a divinized presentation. This work therefore has blended and mixed the reality and memory in life like the layers of wrinkles and folds in the stratum, the viewer could crate an archaeological journey from the imaginations in many aspects.





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The Marble Workers from chiu on Vimeo.







<大理石廠工人>敘述台灣東部大理石礦場的兩名泰國籍勞工,運用礦場專用的工作車,進行一場與場所間的互動,並在這過程中重新接合那些歷史的風景,試著書寫一篇關於記憶的地誌學。影片中這種工作車同時肩負著工作台的功能,工人會在台車上放置一個平面,並在上方修補有瑕疵的礦石。藝術家將工作車加以修復改造,並在車身表面裱滿金箔,之後藉由影片中工人推動的過程中重新接合一些不同的地點,這些地點分別是山區廢棄的礦區、持續在進行生產工廠、過去的勞工宿舍、礦場的通道,試著透過金箔反射的光將礦場機具與物件中相互映照,並貫穿這些不同時空脈絡的地點,拼湊出一段關於記憶和現實層疊的旅程。

作品試圖從勞工日常工作的行為開展一段虛構的詩意。影片中的光在黑暗中的穿透了場景與物件,伴隨著鏡頭遠近交錯不同的時空,揭示了在現實環境中不完善和有限的視野,而那些若隱若現的景觀,象徵著資本經濟之下關於勞動者的遷移、記憶、全球化等問題,試圖從描述一個廣泛的現實滑動過程中,重新書寫一個關於勞動者的文本。


‘The Marble Workers’ ,two Thai workers pushing a mine trolley around in a marble factory in the eastern Taiwan as a gesture of interacting with the space, attempts to rewrite a chorography about memory by reconnecting histories. These old-fashioned mine trolleys were once utilized for long distance transportation in the mines, but are today all replaced by new crane models. In the video, the artist firstly repaired and renovated the old mine trolley and gilded the surfaces. Through the process of pushing the trolley to connect the factory, disused mine districts, worker dormitories and mining tunnels, a journey of memories, which overlap the reality, was pieced together. The light reflected from the gold leaf, machineries and objects gently illuminate one another and went through different time and space.

The artwork is an attempt to develop a poetic narrative from labors’ daily lives. In the video, the light in the darkness that penetrates the scenes and objects seen through the camera movement that interweaves different time and spaces reveals the imperfect reality and the limited visions. The sometime dim and blurry scenes symbolize the immigration, the memories of labors and issues like globalization in a capitalistic economic system. The artist rewrites a story about labors with an attempt to illustrate a more general and common shifting reality.
































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