THE WAY OF REGIMEN: 2015 Winter Games of Field Exercise on Sec. 2, Yongfu Rd, Tainan 

養生之道: 2015 台南永福路二段冬季街區田野運動會

Duration: 2015. 12. 19 - 2016. 01. 17

 

The exhibition is curated by:Yves CHIU and Chia-hsuan YANG

Venues : Howl Space/ Absolute Space for the Arts

 

Opening│

Absolute Space:2015.12.19(Sat) 14:00-16:00

 

Events│

-TSP Aerobic Exercise of Shield│Pou-ching TSAI

-Belly Hungry│Mu-jen LU(Lama Motis) 

 

Forum│

My Beverage:2015.12.20(Sun) 14:00-18:00

Artists + Panelist│Yih-jau Gong(Assistant Professor, Tainan National University of the Arts), Guan-Jhang CHEN(Culture Resercher)

 

1.Regimen Restoration│ Xiang NI、 Pei-hsuan WANG、Kian-ming TAN

2.Daily Workout Preservation│Mu-jen LU(Lama Motis)、Pou-ching TSAI、Kosuke IKEDA 

3.Around the Block│ Xin CHENG、Eric CHEN、 Mu-jung CHIU

 

Plus Events:“Here, This Place, I Say”+“Nothing to do with You” Dalinpu Navigation Workshop

 

Organizer:Howl Space

Co-organizer:Absolute Space for the Arts, My Beverage

Sponsors:

National Culture and Arts Foundation, Culture Affairs Bureau, Tainan City Government

Acknowledgements│Antique Store in Xinmei Street, Zhao-an Barber Shop, Diamond Hall

 

About the Exhibition:

 

…Insightful fieldwork is not “work” external to the self. The field transforms the understanding the researcher has towards the world and themselves, and is a course of pursuit and growth. 

--Pei-yi GUO and Hong-zen WANG, Crafts of Fieldwork: Self, Research and the Construction of Knowledge

 

Is “exercise” actually good for your health? According to medical literature, you increase longevity by four seconds for every flight of stairs you climb, but this also increases your risk of degenerative arthritis. So, to exercise, or not to exercise? 

 

We are intrigued by the existing paradox of “health and injury” in exercise, rather than the distinction between type or outcome. How does one cope with the dilemma of “to do or not to do” and contemplate “beauty” and “evil” when exercising.

 

The title of this exhibition, “The Way of Regimen,” considers the experience of social movements: after the specific field that social movement created, people must leave and back to their own living environment, and so, how to continue the life of movement?

 

Perhaps, starting from the awareness and observation of our own environment.

 

We have invited eight artists, divided three group, to present artworks with their own sort of fieldwork (or we called the “field exercise”): The first group includes Xiang NI, Pei-hsuan WANG, Kian-ming TAN, as “Regimen Restoration,” the second group with the theme of “Daily Workout Preservation,” includes Mu-jen LU (Lama Motis), Pou-ching TSAI Kosuke IKEDA, the third group are a series of workshops conducted by Xin CHENG, Eric CHEN, historian Mu-jung CHIU, and supported by three local residents of Jian-guo Li: Chan-ying SU, Wu-shou LEE, De-xiang HUANG, as the theme “Around the Block.” Through the merely 10-minute block between two points, Howl Space and Absolute Space of Arts, as experimental training site for conceptualization and practice of the field exercise, we will try to transform the daily walk and pass by place to an awaited micro exercise place of “go into” through repeatedly fieldworks and plural perspectives, to find the way of nourishing and continuing the life.

 

The concern to your own environment as “the way of regimen” is an inquisition to the attitude of life, but also the thinking of the “field” created by a micro “exercise” of individual agency would be a potential role to influence, articulate, haul a community movement? Would it drag a imagination and practice space, which is radical but smooth, continued, for the political social movement, through the position of art and cultural movement.

 

The way of regimen starts from finding your field.

 

*Key Vision by Che-yu HSU

 

 

展期: 2015. 12. 19 (六)- 2016. 01. 17(日)

 

策展團隊:邱俊達+楊佳璇

地點 : 齁空間/絕對空間

 

開幕 │絕對空間 :2015.12.19(六) 14:00-16:00

開幕活動│

-TSP盾牌養生操教學│蔡咅璟

-肚子好餓│呂沐芢(拉馬.默提司)

 

座談 │賣飲料:2015.12.20(日) 14:00-18:00

地址 :台南市中西區永福路二段142號 

參展藝術家+與談人│龔義昭(南藝大助理教授)、陳冠彰(文化研究者)

***(歡迎預先報名:臉書留言或howlartspace@gmail.com   線上報名人數:20人)***

 

養生調息復健組│倪祥、王佩瑄、陳建泯 

日常鍛鍊固本組│呂沐芢(拉馬.默提司)、蔡咅璟、池田剛介 

街區走踏運動組│程昕、陳宣誠、文史工作者邱睦容

 

Plus Events:「我說,此地」居民生活史導覽+「跟你們沒關係」大林蒲走踏運動  2016.01.09-01.10

 

活動頁:https://www.facebook.com/events/207797449560242/

 

主辦單位|齁空間

協辦單位|絕對空間 、賣飲料 

贊助單位|財團法人國家文化藝術基金會、 臺南市政府文化局

特別感謝│新美街古董店、昭安理髮廳、鑽石樓

 

關於展覽

 

…深刻的田野不只是自外的「工作」,田野或多或少轉化了研究者對知識、對世界和對自我的認識,也是自我追尋與成長的歷程。

──郭佩宜,王宏仁,《田野的技藝:自我、研究與知識建構》

 

「運動」(exercise)有益健康?根據醫學文獻,每爬一階樓梯,可以多活四秒鐘,但亦會提高罹患退化性關節炎的風險。那麼,到底是該運動,還是不要運動?

 

在這裡,「運動」是隱喻,也是悖論;是關於「個體的自我實踐」與「社會的群體實踐」、或者說「個體練習」(individual exercise)與「社群引動」(community movement)彼此間如何相互影響、銜接、牽動、轉換的觀察與想像,也是關於「養生保健與耗損傷害」必然的並行中,如何面對運動的「做」與「不做」以及運動之「美」與「惡」一體兩面的思考。

 

本展以「養生之道」為題,起於對社會運動經驗的反思:在運動的特異田野之後,人們必然得離去、回返到自己的生活場域中,那麼,運動的生命該如何延續下去?

 

或許,就從對自身生活環境的關注與考察開始。

 

本展邀請八位藝術家,以結合田野運動的作品展呈與工作坊形式的三組子題來進行探究:第一組、養生調息復健組:倪祥、王佩瑄、陳建泯;第二組、日常鍛鍊固本組:呂沐芢(拉馬.默堤斯)、蔡咅璟、池田剛介;第三組、街區走踏運動組:程昕、陳宣誠結合文史工作者邱睦容,以及三位建國里居民李武壽、黃德祥、蘇展瑩組成的系列工作坊。透過「兩空間一街區」──齁空間與絕對空間──所構成僅十分鐘的路程範圍,作為本展實驗一種「田野運動」的觀念與實踐場域,我們嘗試將日常生活的「走動」處,透過反覆踏察與多種視角的切入考掘,將之轉化為一塊有待「走踏」與展演的微型街區運動場,以尋找一種「滋養與延續生命的方法」。

 

對自身生活環境的關注作為「養生之道」,既是一種生活態度的提問,亦是思考個體能動性所展開的微型「運動」與其所開創的「田野」,是否具有一種影響、牽動「社會群體實踐」的潛能角色?能否為政治性的「社會運動」,從藝術與文化運動的角度,拉開基進、緩和但著重延續性的想像與實踐空間?

  

養生之道,從尋回自己的田野開始。

 

 

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