天儿不错 / Sunny and Dry

单频道高清录像 / single-channel HD video,有声 / sound,4'31'',2012

作品自述 / Artist Statement:

曼哈顿下城的海岸风光深入人心,冷战后的资本主义政治和经济体制的荣耀尽显其中。这种图像被定格成意志,跟随着电视和出版物广为传播,成为世人共有的视觉记忆。因为图像中携带的信息而引发的想象力,也可能影响了具有时代分水岭意义的911事件的发生。由此发散出来的问题是,制造一些正确性堪忧的影像,是否能让观众自己来反观其对知识和接受经验的逻辑路径?例如:某中亚青年在沙漠里扇动着曼哈顿明信片消夏;燃烧中的双子塔正渐渐复原如初;倒放的小布什911讲话听起来却有那么点像圣战宣言。查了一下9月喀布尔的天气,就像纽约恐袭那天早上的气象节目说的一样:“天晴干爽,温度适宜,天儿不错” 。

The skyline of downtown Manhattan has found its way into our hearts, with its display of the post-Cold War glory of capitalist politics and the economical system. This type of image has taken on the permanent shape of willpower, and following its widespread transmission via television and publications it has become part of our joint visual memory. Due to the information carried in the image and the imagination that it helps to trigger, perhaps it may have played a role in the occurrence of a watershed incident like 9/11. The big question emanating from this, is whether the creation of an image with questionable validity can make audiences actively reflect on the logical path that image exerts on knowledge and 'lesson learning'? For example: a Middle Eastern youth is in the desert waving a postcard of Manhattan as a fan while spending the summer at leisure; the burning Twin Towers are slowly regaining their former shape; played backwards, the 9/11 speech made by George Bush junior sounds like a declaration of 'jihad'. The September weather forecast for Kabul turns out to contain predictions similar to those of New York on the day of the terrorist attacks: “It is sunny and dry, with a mild temperature. It is going to be a good day”.

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展出履历 / Related Exhibitions:

Replay,空白空间,北京,2018
消极或抵抗?,泰康空间,北京,2013
入戏出戏 — 刘辛夷、王韬程、叶甫纳三人展,余德耀美术馆,雅加达,2013
九月蠢事,上午艺术空间,上海,2012

Replay, White Space Beijing, Beijing, 2018
Pessimism or Resistance?, Taikang Space, Beijing, 2013
Action…Cut! — Liu Xinyi, Wang Taocheng, Ye Funa Joint Exhibition, Yuz Museum, Jakarta, 2013
Conscious Folly, AM Art Space, Shanghai, 2012