Time Sculpture interviews Ladyfest

press release

时间雕塑 | TIME SCULPTURE

100 FEMALES | 100位女性

SHOWER ROOM PORTRAITS | 在浴室中肖像

MOVEMENT LIBERATION | 在舞蹈中解放

THE SIMPLICITY OF WOMAN | 简单做女人

Ladyfest Shanghai is presenting you today the interview of Time Sculpture. This project includes capturing woman’s most relaxed status with photography lenses before/during/after shower, combined with special curriculum to help the participants to reach heartful free expression through body movement.

Ladyfest上海今天为你介绍《时间雕塑》采访实录。此项目包含用镜头记录女性在浴前/中/后最放松的状态,结合《时间雕塑》舞动课程来帮助参与者达到从里而外的自由表达。

|

Interviewees: Creators of Time Sculpture

|

爱丽诗 AlexAndra

Female, Guangdong, 31

independent artist/photographer

visual concept/founder of waitAmin

女性,广东,31

独立艺术家/摄影师

视觉概念/waitAmin创办者

|

Viola NoOne

Female, Shanghai, 29,

Life Improviser

女性,上海,29岁

即兴生活人

1/ Background of who you are and why you choose this way of expressing yourself? | 你是谁?为什么选择这种方式来表达自己?

A: My name is Alexandra Deng, born in a traditional Guangdong family which have four children. By my family’s support, I start to study without my parents living together in Shanghai, which makes me think and feel independently somehow.

Growing pattern almost like everyone, college entrance examination and work as graphic designer, Art producer, art director and fashion photographer. At the same time dance is always my habit.

Visual is an illusion and Dance is an energy. The more I practice dancing and the more I know about dancing, I more and more understand why I love dancing so much. Specially when I improvise. In 2015, I quit my job, and focus on learning contemporary dance and Choreography from BryanArias (NDT), Jurij Konjar (Steve Paxton), Ermira Goro (DV8), Iratxe Ansa, Igor Bacovich, Michele Rizzo, Florentian Holzinger… in 2017, I started to create and perform in the public.

Performing is a process to reborn. As I already know different formats of art, I multiply different possibilities of Art crossing over—photography, video, installation, art performance, material movement. for me performance is the live energy communication in my illusion world. It’s real and it’s strong and it’s my world. So how to make different art to support the performances becomes my way to think too. That is more free and more me.

我叫爱丽诗,本名邓毅诗。出生在一个传统的广东家庭,我们家里有四姐弟。在我上初中的时候,在家里的同意与支持下,在没有父母的陪伴下我来到了上海生活及学习。这让我感知意识相对独立自然的形成。

与大部分人的成长轨迹相似,读书,高考,大学,工作。我先是以平面设计师为职业,慢慢成为艺术制片人,美术总监及时尚摄影师。与此同时,我的业余一直以舞蹈作为我的兴趣爱好。

视觉是心向的图像,而舞蹈是真实的能量。随着舞蹈的练习与感知,我越来越清楚我为什么如此热爱舞蹈。尤其是在我进行舞蹈即兴的时候。在2015年,我辞掉了自己的正职工作,潜心学习现代舞及其编创方法,师从Bryan Arias (NDT), Jurij Konjar (Steve Paxton), Ermira Goro (DV8),Iratxe Ansa, Igor Bacovich, Michele Rizzo, Florentian Holzinger…从2017年, 我开始进行创作及公众表演。

表演是重生的过程。由于我有视觉艺术的基础,多种美学的理论认知,在舞蹈肢体创作中,我更加融合了我所能感受到艺术,而不是单单的技术展示。就是在我幻想的世界里发生的真实能量场。而考虑多方位的艺术形式支持作品也是我创作的一大特点。这使我感到更加的自由与自我。

V: My name is Viola, I grew up ina conservative Christian family with a lot of religious standards, and followed the path of Chinese social standards, studied hard, went to a nice university, found a stable job after graduation. While along this way, I have always been trying to search for what is good for me, and what I could be good at. By chance, I discovered pair dancing. At first it was just a pure fun hobby, while after I developed deeper through years, I gradually got amazed by the deep connection, bonding and unlimited sparking creativities inside it. I started to add my own emotions and interpretations into my movement, reset and unlearn, where dance miraculously becomes a pure beautiful conversation without words. A dimension that I don’t need to talk, just need to be, This actually opened a new world for me, with endless possibilities, and questioning social stereotypes and definition of my role. The boundary and separation of “how I should be”, “what is right or wrong”, “what is good or bad” started to become more and more blurry. I stopped to struggle between black and white, I started to search for what is true.

我的名字叫张逸雨,我从小在一个有着很多宗教教条的保守基督教家庭长大,并曾遵循中国社会标准的人生轨迹,努力学习,上了一所不错的大学,毕业后找到了一份稳定的工作。在这个过程中,我一直在努力寻找与我共鸣的生活方式。偶然的机会,我发现了双人舞。起初,这只是一种纯粹的乐趣爱好,而不知不觉经过多年的练习研究,我慢慢惊喜得发现其中深厚而紧密的连接和无限的创造力。我开始在我的动作中添加我自己的情感和阐述,重新设定并释放自我,而舞蹈也奇迹般地变成了一个没有语言的纯粹美丽的对话。一个我不需要谈论只需要释放的精神层面,这为我打开了一个有着无限可能性的新世界,我也开始质疑社会对我们灌输的角色和定义。“我应该怎样做”、“对与错”、“好与坏”,在探索的过程中,这些问题的界限变得越来越模糊。我停止了黑与白的斗争,我开始寻找关于人,关于世界最真实的东西。

2/ It’s a daring project in the society status quo, how you gained the courage to bring to the surface? | 对于目前的社会现状这是个很大胆的课题,你们如何鼓起勇气想要去尝试和挑战?

A: As Asian culture, our motivation follows the group’s will, decisions are not driven by individual’s will , which leads adults to trust authorities rather than the voice from their feeling. Specially as a woman, in the most of the time, woman’s value is appendages. But now is somehow getting better, more and more woman are awaken starting to think “who am I”. Comparing a fierce feminist movement, I believe the key should be happiness and freedom to open the door of self awareness.

Being and feeling being is very important to everyone.

But in China, as I witnessed, now we are in a big sharp conflict between self awareness and society judgments. The way of how to encourage women to be self awareness in China should be just Art not fight. And Now is the best time to gather pioneer women to encourage more women release from the society definition mindset right?!

在亚洲文化里,相比个人的意志而言,我们是更趋向于集体主义意志的。这也导致了,当我们长大成人,我们会更加相信权威,而不是自己的真实感受。这尤其体现在女性身上。我们的价值是一个附属品。我们的价值取决于其他事物而不是我们自己。虽然如此,现在也慢慢有改善的现象,越来越多独立意志的女性开始有意识的在思考我是谁。相比许多女权意识的激烈活动,在这个寻找和找到的过程中,我坚信应该以一种让大家感到快乐与自由的方式。

存在感并感受到存在感对每个人来说都是很重要的。

而在中国,我作为一名女性,一位见证者,我们正处在一个自我意志与传统评判的冲突中。我鼓励女性们应该拥有并遵循自我意志,而这方式,必须通过艺术,而不是吵架。而且当下就是最适合的时机,聚集社会越来越多的独立意志的女性先锋团聚起来,用“行动”的真实能量鼓励更多的女性从社会的固定思维里解脱出来。

V: The time I realized this world, this universe might not just be a simple duality system as most of us identify. I started to question the validity of values. Society mainstream gave us such a complicated but dead standard of model role, “How a good woman shall behave”, “How beautiful woman shall looks like”, “What lifestyle a good woman shall have”. With various industries to promote together, and many of us are not aware that we are already trapped in that whirl. When modern psychology development combined with benefit drive, it comes back to that everlasting question, “Do we really have the free will?”. And that is what I’m searching for, FREEDOM. The freedom of being ourselves truly with no brainwashing. That is a big ultimate topic, while in many places around the world there are already people started to tap into it in various forms, such as avant-garde art, or spiritual community. This evolvement of awareness gives me courage, to challenge, to reset, to free ourselves, and it has to start from ourselves. How to define beauty? Once I heard an insightful answer from a Butoh master: The next beauty is not beauty yet.

当我开始意识到这个世界的可能性不仅仅是我们大多数人所认同的简单的二元系统。我开始质疑价值观的真伪。主流社会给了我们一个复杂却死气沉沉的模范角色标准:“一个好女人应该如何表现”、“一个好女人应该如何美丽”、“一个好女人应该拥有怎样的生活方式”。然而许多人都不知道,这样的灌输已经让我们陷入了漩涡。当现代心理学发展与利益为导向的社会价值观相结合时,我们又回到了一个永恒的问题:“我们真的有自由意志吗?“ 这就是我想要探讨和挑战的话题,自由。真正没有被洗脑的自由。这是一个非常大的终极主题,而在世界上的许多地方,已经有人开始以各种形式来表现这样的思潮,如先锋艺术,或灵性社群。这种意识的进化给了我勇气,去挑战,去重置,去解放我们自己,而行动必须从我们自己开始。“如何定义美?” 有一次,我听到一位舞踏大师的回答深入我心:“如何定义?下一个美丽还不是美呢”。

3/ What’s your observation of female value in this society and how you wish it to be? | 你对当今社会女性价值观是如何看的?你希望的价值观又是怎样的?

A: Woman in this society live in a mindset. Mindset by brainwash, Brainwash by repeating the same lies.

I think my top wish is everyone is free and equality. But that is another mindset trick. I would prefer encourage everyone to dare to discover and find yourself first. The first step is how you feel.

在这个社会里,女性都在一个思维定势里。这个思维定势来源于社会洗脑,社会洗脑是通过不停重复同一个谎言。

公平与自由应该是无可厚非的价值取向。但这也是另外一个伪命题。与其大喊高旗,我更呼吁大家要敢于去尝试寻找与敢于做自己。而第一步就是遵从自己的感受。

V: I feel this age we are on a tipping point, on one side there are bombarding propagandas telling us what we should be or should do, on the other side there are small amount of people started to question those, and searching for the ultimate freedom. This is a time of awareness revolution in human history, even higher than gender difference, but on a macroview of all humans, how to be free, how to open our programmed vision to see the world as it is, not we are told to be or to do. This is how I wish it to be.

我觉得这个时代的我们正处于一个转折点,在天平的一边是轰炸式的洗脑宣传,告诉我们应该做什么,或者应该怎么做,另一边是开始质疑的少数人,他们以自己的方式寻求终极的自由。这可能是人类历史上意识革命,比性别差异还要高的命题,但从全人类的宏观视角来看,如何实现自由,如何解放已被程序化的视野来看待这个世界,而不是盲从别人告诉我们该怎么做。这就是我所希望看到的。

4/ How has this project empowered female and what’s your own direct gain from it? | 这个项目会怎样带动女性解放?谈谈你的亲身经历

A: I don’t think empower is a right word to describe the project. We are not superficially to teach any skill or claim Feminism.This is Philosophical proposition, who I am. and as woman and specially now, we focus on encourage woman to think and find out who I am. That is a frame of freedom too.

Expressions are the highest climax. We will use two main aesthetics format to express. Photography and Dance. So in result, it will be a photo exhibition and dance performance. Cheer the beauty and the wisdom of the human creatures, Woman!

这个项目会赋能女性。“赋能”我觉得不是一个特别恰当的说法。我们不是肤浅的教授一些有的没的技能,也不是高呼女权的旗帜。这其实是一个哲学命题的课题——我是谁?只是这个课题正好发生在中国的当下。我们鼓励女性朋友们找到自我。自我是自由最美丽的轮廓。

表达是最高级的高潮。我们将计划用两项主要的美学形式表达这个女性课题。——摄影与舞蹈。作为呈现的结果,这将是一个摄影展与舞蹈演出的作品。为人类的美丽和智慧欢呼吧,女人!

V: When I met with AlexAndra for the first time, we resonated with each other immediately. Freedom doesn’t come from talk, it comes from doing. That’s actually the driving spirit of Life Improviser platform too. To put the spirit of FREEDOM down-to-earth, practicing it with our own life, to make it full, to start our own pathless path through direct experience. I’m also on the path of challenging. Several weeks ago, I started to perform with the concept of simplicity, simply wearing a shorts and a top, with no bra, in front of everyone, I feel unexperienced freedom through it. Dance/movement is a full-body showing of vulnerability, receiving judgement from all angels, while still being myself in my center. How? Because I don’t care, I’m only in charge in being me. That is the freedom I’m searching for. This project combines portrait art & movement, resonate with the same spirit of challenging ourselves to reach that ultimate domain of FREEDOM.

当我第一次见到AlexAndra时,我们立刻产生了共鸣。空谈无用,创造直接体验才是真理。这其实也是《即兴人生》平台的驱动精神。把自由的精神踩在大地上,用生命去实践它,使之饱满,通过直接体验来开拓自己的无路之路。我自己也在挑战的道路上。几周前,我开始以简约的理念做肢体表演,只观众前穿着短裤和无袖上衣,不带胸罩,而这次经历让我感受到了前所未有的自由。我认为舞蹈/肢体是我们浑身脆弱性的表达方式,接受来自所有角度,所有观众的欣赏或判断,而我仍然可以做我自己。为什么?因为我不在乎,我只负责做我自己。这就是我所追求的自由。《时间雕塑》结合了视觉肖像和舞动解放,这是对我们自己的挑战,以实体艺术项目的形式到达终极自由和精神共鸣。

To know more about Time Sculpture

please click “read more”

预知更多《时间雕塑》细节信息

请点击阅读全文

  • About waitAmin | 关于 waitAmin

waitAmin 维她明治是一个艺术与时尚为主,中西结合,跨界交融的犯错实验平台。组织犯错事件。提供犯错实验一切相关的美学交流平台及练习场。我们鼓励从犯错中积累总结梳理推进学习,再坚持创作。不怕犯错,因为只有通过“做”,遇见真正的创新及真知。

WaitAmin, Chinese name 维她明治 which is a mistakes experiment platform combing art and fashion, east and west.

waitAmin love to do crossover and organize mistaken events, fashion shows, art performances.

waitAmin are looking forward to all aesthetics communications or collaborations.

waitAmin encourage accumulating summaries from mistakes to promote learning and then persist in creation.

waitAmin believe in fresh creation and real concept will jump out after all failings passing away.

  • About Life Improviser | 关于《即兴人生》

《即兴人生》是一个为所有都市人群提供创意生活方式的平台。“探索”是此平台永恒的主题,同时激励所有人都去自发创造和分享他们生活中的体验和经历。生活并不只是工作-购物-回家;生活可以被无尽的好奇心充满,每眨一眼都可以是一个新的世界。这是一座桥梁也是一个实验场,发起我们内心的共鸣,无论是专业或非专业,一起去体验从未经历过的新事物新创想。这是所有分享者可以参与其中,参与这个动态转换的分享平台。

Life Improviser is a platform to provide all urban lives of creative lifestyle. Exploring is its forever spirit, while also encouraging everyone to create or to share life experiences by themselves. Life is not only about work-shopping-home; life can be so fully lived with endless curiosity, each blink to see the world with new eyes. It’s also a bridge and lab, to connect resonation, no matter pro or non-pro; and experience the unexperienced. It’s a dynamic transformation platform for all sharers.

LADYFEST Shanghai

Ladyfest Shanghai – a riot grrrl feminist do-it-yourself festival – has been organized in Shanghai since the year 2014. We are a grassroots organization with the mission to create a safe space where individual voices come together beyond gender, shape, size, colour, cultural background, religious beliefs, or political stance. Our annual event is a collaboration of various contributors to foster mutual inspiration through music, arts, workshops, performances, exhibitions, and all that jazz.

“Ladyfest 上海”, 一个以咆哮女孩为原型的女权DIY组织,创建于2014年。我们是一个草根组织,希望通过活动创作一个跨越性别、身体形状大小、肤色、文化背景、宗教信仰和政治立场的安全空间,让个体不同的声音能自由表达、汇聚一堂。这个年度活动是由各类助力者共同完成的,旨在通过音乐、艺术、工作坊、表演、展览等等,促发彼此灵感和表达。

to support, celebrate and empower

freedom of expression beyond

culture, race, gender or identities

跨越文化、种族和性别的界限

共同支持、庆祝和争取自由表达的权利

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *