內容簡介 《如果島嶼會作夢》結合近代創傷研究中對夢的觀察解析及馬祖當地的祈夢傳統，大膽提出假說：藝術家是否能扮演代夢者，採集失落的夢境同時，也召喚關於未來的想像？本計畫以當代視覺藝術、聲音採集、舞踏表演及文字攝影工作坊等多重形式，挖掘潛伏的記憶與情感，投影疊合居民對於當下及未來的思考，也為馬祖建構出屬於地方的時空檔案。 When Islands Dream extends analysis of dreams in recent trauma studies to the Dreaming Ceremony in Matsu, and boldly asks: can artists play the role of “dreamers”, collecting lost dreams while also evoking imaginations about the future? This project incorporates sound collection, dance performances, video installation and photo-cartography workshops to uncover latent memories and emotions, projecting and overlaying residents' thoughts on the present and future, and constructing a local spatial and temporal archive for Matsu.
作者介紹 謝宇婷Hsieh Yu-Ting（依照文章排序）謝宇婷臺北藝術大學博物館研究所碩士，臺大外文系學士。現職高雄市立美術館研究發展部助理研究員，2019年獲選國藝會策展人培力計畫。長期關注當代藝術如何回應困難歷史，以及博物館等文化機構的後殖民、開放性實踐。文章散見於《藝術認證》、《轉角國際》等。Hsieh Yu-TingMaster of museum studies from Taipei National University of the Arts and Bachelor of English at National Taiwan University. She currently works at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. In 2019, she was grants Curator’s Incubator Program at Museum from National Cultural and Arts Foundation. Her research interests include how contemporary arts respond to difficult history and how to decolonize and democratize museums and other cultural institutions. She publishes extensively on Art Accrediting, UDN Global and other media platforms.龔卓軍Gong Jow-Jiun龔卓軍國立臺南藝術大學藝術創作理論研究所博士班副教授兼所長，策展人。1966年，出生於臺灣嘉義，1998年獲得國立臺灣大學哲學博士學位。2006年，發表《身體部署：梅洛龐蒂與現象學之後》一書，獲臺灣中央研究院年輕學者研究著作獎。2009年起，擔任《藝術觀點ACT》季刊主編，該雜誌並於2011年獲得國家出版獎特優獎。2013年起，策劃臺北誠品畫廊的「我們是否工作過量？（Are We Working Too Much?）」展覽，開始投入當代藝術策展工作。2017年擔任「近未來的交陪：2017蕭壠國際當代藝術節」策展人，該展獲得台新藝術獎第16屆年度大獎。2018年擔任國美館「野根莖─2018台灣美術雙年展」客座策展人；2019年擔任由國立臺灣文學館與空總臺灣當代文化實驗場聯合主辦的「妖氣都市：鬼怪文學與當代藝術特展」策展人。近年受邀擔任2021年高美館「TAKAO．台客．南方HUE：李俊賢」雙策展人之一以及「2022 Mattauw大地藝術季」策展人。Gong Jow-JiunAssociate professor and director of the Doctoral Program in Art Creation and Theory at the Tainan National University of the Arts. Gong is acclaimed as Chinese translator of writings by Gaston Bachelard, Maurice Merlau-Ponty and Carl Gustav Jung into Chinese. Besides his research, Gong is engaging with curatorial activities. In 2013, he curated the exhibition “Are We Working too Much?” at the Eslite Gallery, Taipei. In 2017, he curated the exhibition “Kau-Puê, Mutual Companionship in Near Future: 2017 Soulangh International Contemporary Art Festival” that wins the 16th Taishin Arts Award. In 2018, he curated the exhibition “2018 Taiwan Biennial─Wild Rhizome”. In 2021, he curated the exhibition TAKAO TAIKE SOUTHERN HUE JUINSHYAN LEE, & 2022 Mattauw Earth triennial Tseng-wen River─A River with A Thousand Name.陳平浩Chen Ping-Hao陳平浩影評人。桃園台灣人，一九八○年生。近年關注：電影作為藝術與技術，影像的政治，電影與當代藝術，台灣電影史的重探。評論散見《放映週報》、《破報》、《紀工報》、《國影本事》、《電影欣賞》等刊物。Chen Ping-HaoFilm critic from Taoyuan, Taiwan. Born in 1980. His recent interests explore how films serve as art and technique, politics of images and the re-examination of Taiwanese film history. He has published extensively on FunScreen, Film Appreciation Journal and other magazines.田偲妤Sally Tian田偲妤國立臺灣藝術大學藝術管理與文化政策研究所碩士，曾任《博物之島》編輯，現任《研之有物》編輯。Sally TianMaster of Arts Management and Cultural Policy, National Taiwan University of Arts.許生翰Sean Trudi Hsu許生翰舞踏手、身體工作者，臺南人。師事大野慶人。專長為舞踏、現代舞、戲劇及行為藝術，跨足編舞、表演、教學及顧問。個人作品常以舞踏純白的身體為基底，或以抑鬱、或以殘酷、或以痛苦為詮釋，透過不經遮掩的袒露與觀者進行碰觸，對深處的靈魂進行提問及批判。 Sean Trudi HsuBorn and raised in Tainan, Sean Trudi Hsu is a Butoh dancer and a student of Kazuo Ohno. He specializes in Butoh, modern dance, theater, and performance art, and works across choreography, performance, teaching, and consulting. His works are often based on the pure white body of Butoh, interpreted in a depressing, brutal, or painful way, touching the viewer through uncovered exposure and soul-searching questions.王煜松Wang Yu-Song王煜松王煜松的作品以複合媒材為主，透過自身的生命經驗及個人觀察，在生活中探索各種創作的可能。大學時期的作品，以思考繪畫及版畫本身的媒材為出發，但運用不同於繪畫及版畫的方式去接近關於其本質的事物，作品經常融入身體感知、空間場域等元素。近期作品關注空間中曾經存在的過去、正在發生的現在，以及可能發生的未來。透過各種想像拼湊再閱讀，從自身的生活環境、生命經驗擴及到更廣的社會意識、群體關係，試圖探尋虛構及真實之間的曖昧地帶。個人網站：https: sean0978622068.weebly.com Wang Yu-SongBorn in Hualien in 1994, Wang Yu-Song is currently a student at the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan. He received a B.A. in printmaking from the School of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts
產品目錄 專文 因緣際會，在島嶼作夢 謝宇婷 評論 迷霧島嶼，夢體收音：論《如果島嶼會作夢》 龔卓軍 夢的認識論：評《如果島嶼會作夢》 陳平浩 座談側記 當我們來到馬祖策展——走進地方的工作心法分享 臺灣本島經驗之外，並不「理所當然」的馬祖日常 藝術家與作品 許生翰 王煜松 澎葉生 黃祥昀 艾瑪・杜松 附錄 馬祖年表 Essay Serendipity: Matsu Islands, Taiwan & Me Hsieh Yu-Ting Review Misty Islands, Dreamy Reception: On When Islands Dream Gong Jow-Jiun Epistemology of Dreams: A Review of When Islands Dream Chen Ping-Hao Talk When We Curate in Matsu: How to work with the Community? Beyond the Mainland Taiwanese Experience: The Not-So-Common Matsu Daily Life Artists & Works Sean Trudi Hsu Wang Yu-Song Yannick Dauby Huang Hsiang-Yun Emma Dusong Appendix Chronology of Matsu
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最佳賣點 : 《如果島嶼會作夢》結合近代創傷研究中對夢的觀察解析及馬祖當地的祈夢傳統，大膽提出假說：藝術家是否能扮演代夢者，採集失落的夢境同時，也召喚關於未來的想像？
導讀 : 馬祖的北竿島上有個「祈夢」習俗：每年有一天，人們到廟裡，帶著他們對未來的疑問，入睡、作夢。夢裡閃現的畫面，就是神祇的回覆。有時，當提問人難以入夢，可委由較為靈敏的「代夢人」代為作夢提問，協助接收神明諭旨。「作夢」在此成為一種提問的方式，而且不局限於一對一的問答，提問者讓渡主體，邀請代夢人的參與，透過更敏感、直覺的方式感應。
On Beigan Island of Matsu, there is a custom of Dreaming Ceremony. On the 29th of the first lunar month, people go to temple to fall asleep and dream with their questions about the future. The images that appear in their dreams are the replies of the gods. Sometimes, when the questioner has difficulty falling asleep, a more sensitive "dreamer" may be appointed to ask a dream on their behalf to help receive the gods' instructions. Here, "dreaming" becomes a form of questioning, and it is not limited to one-to-one Q&A. The questioner gives away their subjectivity and invites the participation of the dreamer, to approach through a more sensitive and intuitive way.
The exhibition When Islands Dream thus borrows the concept of "dreamer" from the Dreaming Ceremony, and considers whether it is possible for artists to play the role of the dreamer and to dream in place of Matsu. The poet Bai Ling once described the offshore islands as always serving the main island, "seemingly on the border, but always dreaming someone else's dream, unable to choose their own future.” By inviting artists who are "non-Matsu" or even "non-Taiwanese" to use Matsu as an anchor point for reflection, we attempt to revisit the islands as the military front line, which had experienced even longer-lasting and harsher martial law than the main island of Taiwan, with restrictions on transportation, currency, fishing sailing hours, and no lights at night. The various sacrifices made at the front line for a long time also made it difficult for the stance of "Kinmen-Matsu Abandonment" to be accepted by the islanders after the rise of Taiwanization. Yet the museums and relics that showcase the history of the "proudly defending the country" rarely touch upon such subtle emotions and ordinary experiences. Is it possible that dreams can be a gateway that allows us to get a little closer and explore the emotions and spiritual states that are hidden like underground tunnels?
The exhibition invites five artists to Matsu to create artworks where they each respond to the exhibition theme with their unique approaches, forming different dreamscapes that echo one another. Whether they perceive the island in a personal and physical way, or collect the memories and perspectives of local residents, the artists try to treat the island as the main subject, while their personal perspectives still intersect with the residents and the place. And this very nature is where the unique value of “dreaming for others” lies—we are allowed to withdraw from ourselves to immerse in the state of the other, and then to return to ourselves to convey and interpret the dreams of others.
So, welcome to the Matsu dreamland built by local, foreign, national, and international visions with your questions. Whether you are a Matsu native or familiar with Matsu or not, we hope that you will gain some insight through the visions of the artists, namely, the dreamers, which hopefully will lead to more realistic inquiries and exchanges.
內文 : 迷霧島嶼．夢體收音：論《如果島嶼會作夢》
這個展覽最大的特色，就是它在展場中的佈置，包括視效影像、聲音影像與裝置，並沒有將我們的感官機能所收到的訊息，串聯到某種完整的「動作－影像」中，去說一個完整的故事。這些感知並不延伸為完整敘事，我們找不到一幕幕接續完整的馬祖故事，而是在「回憶－影像」與「夢幻－影像」之間徘徊，讓真實與想像、物理與心智、客觀與主觀、描繪與敘事、現實與潛在之間，就像德勒茲（Gilles Deleuze）在《電影II：時間－影像》一書中討論的羅塞里尼（Roberto Rossellini）電影《火山邊緣之戀》（Stromboli，1950），在火山島史憧波歷（Stromboli）上，登陸、捕魚、大地震動、火山爆發、異鄉人登高、精神崩潰，這一連串的場景與聲響「不再存在感官機能影像以及它的延伸，而是一邊純聲光影像與另一邊來自時間與思維的影像之間，更為複雜的循環關係。這些鏡頭理所當然地共存著，一起組成該島的靈魂與身體。」（頁436）對於《如果島嶼會作夢》這個展覽的感知，就如同進入了他者的夢境，許多原本在政宣影片、愛情片、警匪片、科幻片裡的規整敘事影音，在這裡被打散。仔細觀看聆聽個別作品，觀眾會更進一步被引導入益發碎形化的影音效果中；然而，你卻確知這一切都在指向一組島嶼，指向馬祖諸島，彷彿發夢的是這幾座島嶼上大大小小萬事萬物的身世。出了展場，夢境結束，卻什麼細節也記不得，只知道這些島嶼勢必經歷了異樣的時間與思維，你碰觸到的是列島發夢時的靈魂與身體，一切都看不清、聽不明白，如夢似幻。
Misty Islands, Dreamy Reception: On When Islands Dream
Gong Jow-Jiun (Associate Professor and Director of PhD Program, Institute of Art Creation Theory, Tainan National University of the Arts)
I create with the state of mind of the fog, and I express the words and images between the understood and the ununderstood, as the blurred and misinterpreted appearances of life do exist. It is always at the moment of clarity that one understands that - not being able to see is also a kind of seeing clearly.
Preface of Written in the Fog by Liu Mei-Yu
The poet Liu Mei-Yu, who was born in the northern border of Dongyin and has been living in Nangan for years in the white fog that surrounds the island, once said, "I create with the state of mind of the fog, and I express the words and images between the understood and the ununderstood, as the blurred and misinterpreted appearances of life do exist. It is always at the moment of clarity that one understands that - not being able to see is also a kind of seeing clearly.” At the end of 2021, I saw the exhibition When Islands Dream at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, and it was like entering a fog and a dream, surrounded by unfamiliar voices, small and long-winded statements, unexplained chanting and three seemingly dreaming figures. One of the dreaming figures is the poet Liu Mei-Yu.
The most distinctive feature of this exhibition is that its arrangement in the exhibition space, including visual effects, sound images and installations, does not link the information received by our senses into a complete "motion-image" relation to tell a complete story. In other words, they do not extend to the perception of a complete narrative where audience can read in a sequence scene by scene. Instead, we are torn between "memory-image" and "dream-image," between reality and imagination, physicality and mentality, objectivity and subjectivity, depiction and narrative, actuality and potentiality. Such experience resembles how Deleuze discusses the volcanic island Stromboli in Rossellini's Stromboli, terra di Dio in his book Cinema II: The Time-Image —in the series of scenes and sounds of landing, fishing, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, alien ascents, and spiritual collapses, “there are no longer sensory-motor images with their extensions, but much more complex circular links between pure optical and sound images on the one hand, and on the other hand images from time and thought, on planes which all coexist by right, constituting the soul and body of the island” (Deleuze 47). To perceive the exhibition When Islands Dream is to enter a dream world of others where many of the regular narrative videos of political propaganda films, romance films, police procedurals, and science fiction films are broken apart. Thus, when the audience attentively watch and listen to each individual work, they would be led to even more fractalized audio-visual effects. Yet, even so, the audience are still firmly aware of the fact that everything just refers to the same islands, the Matsu Islands. The dream is almost about the life of everything on the islands, large and small. When you leave the exhibition, the dream ends, but you cannot remember any details, except that the islands must have experienced a different time and thought, and what you have touched is the soul and body of the islands when they dream. Everything is unreadable and unintelligible, just like a dream.
It was not until two months later, in February 2022, when I actually visited the islands, that the perception of seeing and hearing clearly finally dawned on me. The first day I visited the islands was the 13th of January, and I took a boat to Beigan Island to participate in the "Ban-li 13th Night" of the Baiming Festival." Inherited from a tradition of the east of Fujian Province, China (including places like Fuzhou, Changle, and Lienchiang), the village temple community gathers to worship the gods during the Baiming Festival. Every year, Banli Village invites the incense burner for the King of White Horse to the temple community. A full-fledged ritual takes place all through the day of the 13th Night, from the setting of the feast and candles in the morning, the worship of the gods in the afternoon, the invocation of incense to welcome the gods in the evening, the burning of horse feed in the parade, and the late-night rituals such as sending happiness, adding flowers, hosting a wedding reception, and singing the invocation book at midnight. At Banli Mansion, there is a great deal of activities as the various incense-offering teams go to the White Horse Temple in Zhong’aokou to welcome the gods and hold the procession together with the crowd. The King of White Horses is famous for ending the plague and sending rain. And that day, it did rain in the low temperature in the evening. Although the scale of the event was reduced due to the pandemic, the bustling atmosphere remained unabated. In the midst of this strong folk religious atmosphere, it is said that on the 29th of the first month of the lunar calendar every year at the Longjiaofeng Wulinggong Temple in the village of Qinbi, also in Matsu Beigan, He Xian Weng will come to let people pray for a dream to solve their problems. Since it only takes place once a year, many Matsu villagers come to pray for a dream on this day and line up at the temple with a quilt and pillow. What's more interesting is that if the dream supplicant is unable to sleep and is too wide awake, he or she can ask others to help him or her to receive a dream.
The prayers and dreamers, and the images and voices revealed by the deities became the starting point of a dialectic in When Islands Dream. After World War II, Matsu experienced the "dream as the War Zone Administration Committee" under the Cold War structure of the confrontation between the Communist Party and Taiwan. This long-lasting dream made Matsu the "sacrificial system" of Taiwan's main island, sacrificing the freedom of being unstrained of the residents and the landscape and also replacing the island's daily life with a long wait and preparation for war. It was not until 1992 when the martial law was lifted that Matsu’s voice started to emerge bit by bit. Tsao Yixiong, the owner of the Thorn Bird Café and Bookstore, a former legislator, and a former director of the Council for Cultural Affairs, once said, "To me, Taiwan is my offshore island.” This is where the master/slave debate between Taiwan and Matsu rises. Over the past thirty years, the local voice of Matsu has become a brand-new proposition for the "Matsu dream" after the role as the war zone administration was lifted. (To be continued)