歷屆展覽


2015 / 9 / 5 ~ 2015 / 10 / 4

自瀆有礙身心之說不可信|蘇匯宇個展
Thou Shalt not Self-pollute |Su, Hui-Yu Solo Exhibition


「這些A片、色情小說或社會搜奇,都在以一個羞恥的概念玩弄我對世界的想像。」- 蘇匯宇

蘇匯宇的作品圍繞著媒體、影像與當代生活的交織,近年來著重於自我對於媒體感知的探索,跳脫人與電視之間的二元對立關係,以自身對於媒體的想像,進而探索與詮釋社會大眾所可能共同擁有的媒體與文化經驗。此次展覽的五組作品〈與死亡為伍的羞恥男嬰〉、〈羞恥の男性〉、〈羞恥の陌生人〉、〈虐犬〉和〈自瀆有害身心之說不可信(金賽博士)〉,以「性」作為主題,藉由思考A片、新聞媒體、年份與來源不明的書籍等,探索社會意識形態下所形塑的知識與慾望禁錮,包括幻象、羞恥、身體等相關層面,在人與媒體僵化的社會和文化關係中,以夢境般緩慢的影像內涵,提供觀者生活與想像的裂縫。

《自瀆有礙身心之說不可信》作為展名,引用自某年代不詳書籍《金賽博士》的其中一個篇名,「自瀆有礙身心」回應傳統社會思想中對於性的羞恥,「之說不可信」則像是謠言透過媒體所形成的虛幻的權威性,或大眾媒體的悖論,整體傳達一種人對於媒體所建構的知識與想像的拉扯。此次展出的五組作品,皆在展場中創造了不同的觀看與身體感知的空間形態,觀者透過觀看進入一個由影像與自我構築而成的幻象空間,但同時又意識到身體與真實世界的連結,在「某某之說不可信」的媒體時代裡,以影像和身體感知重溯媒體、當代生活與自我建構的關係。(文:賴依欣)


Thou Shalt not Self-pollute — Solo Exhibition by Su Hui-Yu

Su Hui-Yu's works revolve around the entanglement of mass media, images and contemporary life. In recent years, he has focused on the self-exploration of media perception, without being bound by the binary opposition between man and TV. Based on his own imagination of the media, he gets to explore as well as translate the public's possible shared media and cultural experiences. This exhibition includes five collections of works: “Sex and Death and the Boy Infant”, “Man Carrying Shame”, “Stranger Carrying Shame”, “Abused Canine”, and “Thou Shalt not Self-pollute (“Dr. Kinsey”)”. With “sex” as the main theme, Su uses pornography, news media, and book of unknown year to explore how the social ideology has molded knowledge as well as imprisoned desire on the levels of illusion, shame, and body. As men and media are heading toward a deadlock socially and culturally, Su aims to provide spectators an insight into the crack between life and imagination with slow dream-like images.

"Thou Shalt not Self-pollute", the exhibition's title, is cited from one chapter of "Dr. Kinsey" (year unknown). The view of self-pollution (masturbation) being unhealthy responds to the traditional society's shame about sex. As for the "thou shalt not", like rumors, its fictional authority or paradox is constructed by the mass media. As a whole, the title conveys people's struggle between their imagination and the knowledge produced by the media. The five works display in this exhibition all manage to create different viewing experiences and physical perceptions of space. Through the act of viewing, spectators are lured into an illusionary space constructed by images and self-consciousness. At the same time, they would also realize the connection between their bodies and the real world. In this media age of "thou shalt not something", it is through images and physical perception for one to reassess the relationship of mass media, contemporary life, and self-construction. (Written: Yi-Hsin Nicole Lai)

"All those porns, pornographic novels, or strange tales that take the public's fascination, they play with my imagination about the world through the concept of shame." by Su Hui-Yu


蘇匯宇
www.suhuiyu.com/site

展覽地點
絕對空間 Absolute Space for the Arts
台南市中西區民生路一段205巷11號
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海馬迴 光畫館 Fotoaura institute of photograph
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