波蘭藝術家合作計畫《廣場》Square(2017)

海馬迴藝工隊2017年邀請波蘭藝術家Karolina Bregula,暫居台南三個月執行錄像作品拍攝計畫,並於當年11月在海馬迴光畫館展出。Karolina的創作領域多為錄像、攝影及裝置藝術。作品探討藝術在社會中的角色認知與迷失,也鼓勵觀眾積極參與去創造相關議題的討論空間。

此次錄像作品由Karolina撰寫的劇本《廣場》,內容為關於一個深藏於廣場樹叢中已然生鏽的雕像。有一天雕像忽然對路過的人們唱歌,起初輕聲的哼唱被人不經意地聽見,愉快的旋律成為附近居民的娛樂,隨著聲音越來越大,唱歌的雕像從都市傳說變成具體噪音,引起居民的抱怨與憤怒。

此錄像作品富含社會及政治意識,藉由日常對話將雕像唱歌的超現實事件,逐漸變成具體的社區公害的過程,透過人民對歌詞內容的強烈反應直指不可說的核心。拍攝時雖然衣著、取景與畫面色調均透露特定年代,但卻無法辨識區域,使各地的觀眾在欣賞時將不可說的核心替換成自身背景,讓本劇成為貫穿區域文化背景、歷史政治背景或是探討藝術本質的寓言。

《廣場》於2018年3月4日至5月27日以多頻道錄像版本,在波蘭華沙 Xawery Dunikowski 雕塑美術館展出。單頻道版本已參加2019年恵比寿映像祭、2019 Toronto Images Festival、2019新加坡雙年展。



“Square”

Fotoaura Institute of Photography invited the Polish artist Karolina Breguła to make a film project in Tainan. Breguła works in the fields of film, photography, installation and performance. Her projects explore the question of the social role of art and the myths that revolve around it. She encourages the viewers to actively participate in the process, many of her works include participation.

“Square” is a 9 channel installation presenting a story rich in social and political contexts. It speaks about a small town whose community’s life is unexpectedly interrupted by a mysterious object hidden in the bushes on the square. The object is said to be an old forgotten sculpture which is a remnant of the bygone political order. One day the sculpture begins to communicate with the passers-by. It hums silently at first and its beautiful voice becomes a source of pleasure. Soon, however, it begins to sing louder and louder. The lyrics of the sculpture’s song gradually become clearer: “I’d like to ask you a question”. The inhabitants of the town know all-too-well that questions may be uncomfortable. To avoid facing difficult issues, they decide to stop listening to the sculpture. Yet, the singing continues. Having initially been a source of entertainment and joy, it begins to cause complaints, misunderstandings and anger. The community’s opposition gradually turns into organised aggression.





拍攝團隊:
導演、編劇:Karolina Bregula
攝影指導:Robert Mleczko
音效指導:Weronika Razna
音效設計:Manami Kakudo
場地管理:田倧源
執行助理:黃婷玉、劉詠琪、劉紀彤
演員:徵求近50位台南在地對表演有興趣的鄉親及台南藝文人士參與演出,其中包含太豐里太極課學員、新化社區劇團及屎溝墘廳長。