《新興誌》
陳怡如個展

展覽論述|

搬到這個地方的時候,聽說這間小屋是前屋主自己一磚一瓦慢慢規劃斟酌蓋起來的。鄰居們對於新遷入的我們很感興趣,不斷地介紹「這裡的土地很乾淨」、「我們家也是自己蓋的喔!」

這裡是一個生活感很重的住宅區,公領域中的私物堆積建立起住家周邊的風景,擁擠的巷弄停滿私家車,我好奇著何謂乾淨的土地,不斷搭訕鄰居後得知這裡原先都是魚塭與菜園,與鄰近的桂子山不同,開墾時沒有挖到骨頭。

新興里在很久很久以前是海洋,經過漫長時光的堆積成為塭與泥地,而後蓋起家屋、開了店,隨著居住累積了大量物件,這些物件都是日常的延長,我對於這些物非常感興趣,在這片淤積起來的土地上,這些物在海平面上進行沉積作用,成為都市景觀中的沉積層,成為一種有機的城市肌理。

A Journal of the Shin Shing Village
Chen Yi-Ru Solo Exhibition

When we moved in, we heard that this small house was carefully designed and built brick by brick by the former owner. The neighbors were pretty interested in us as the newcomers, they kept introducing us that “the land here is very clean,” “we also built our houses on our own!”

This neighborhood is filled with a sense of life, which can be seen as the scenery of private odds and ends stocked in public areas, or private cars parked all along the narrow alleys. I was wondering why they define here as “the clean land,” after having several random chats with my neighbors, I was told that this neighborhood used to be fish and vegetable farmlands, and was different from the Guizi Mountain area just besides us, where many human remains were found during the cultivation period.

A long time ago, The Shin Shing Village was part of the ocean, and through many years of sedimentation it became ponds and wetlands, later there were households built and stores opened on it, also came along with enormous objects while more people had lived here. And I have become really obsessed with these objects as extensions of daily life, for on this sedimented land, these objects have been processing their own sedimentation above the sea level and have become layers of sedimentation of the urban scenery which creates an organic texture of the city.



展期|2021.11.27 – 2022.01.02
座談|2021.11.27,15:00
與談人│高千惠

贊助單位│國藝會
協助單位│土星實驗室