On Materiality in Time

 2017

single channel video, color, 6min

Artist Guo Hong Wei uses time to consider the question of materiality- because all materials are affected by time, and necessarily differ from themselves, even seconds ago, presenting to us a process that is is irreversible. From this perspective, the understanding constructed regarding a thing a second ago (including the notion of materiality itself), and the actual thing- a product that has transformed in reality, forms a definitive disparity, presenting to us a dialogue ready to be activated.  

 

From this perspective, he is inclined to think that every theory of judgment (posthumanism/neomaterialism), including creation of artists--these renewals on the ways of understanding things, are caused by the tear between an understandings of a thing that changed, and an unchanged mode of comprehension.

Song Yi is an independent curator and art critic who worked as a senior editor for LEAP Magazine. Recent curatorial projects include “Critical Mass: Hsieh Ying-chun and His Team” (Chongqing, Xi'an, 2015) and the "Local Movement Forum”, an on going project started in 2013, had presented in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Beijing, Chengdu, and Xi'an. Earlier projects include serving as coordinator of the “Long March Project” that traced the Ho Chi Minh Trail through China, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in 2010, and working as the Beijing Section coordinator for the 2010 Shanghai Biennale. Songyi currently lives and works in Beijing, China.

《关于时间中物质性的笔记》

2017

单频录像,彩色,6分

艺术家郭鸿蔚透过时间来思考物质性——因为所有的物质都受到时间的影响,一个物质的下一秒必然和它的上一秒不一样,而且这个过程不可逆。从这个意义上,上一秒被建立起来的对物的认识(包括“物质性”这个概念),与此刻这一秒发生了变化的实际的物,两者一定会构成差异,构成可能展开的“对话”。

从这个观点出发,他倾向于认为:各种批判理论(包括后人类主义和新物质主义)的产生,包括艺术家创作的产生,这些对物的认知的更新,都是由已经发生了变化的物和没有改变的认知之间的撕裂引起的。

宋轶,艺术策划人、评论人,曾为《艺术界》杂志资深编辑。近年来策划的项目有:“评论展:谢英俊及其团队实践1999-2013”(2015年)、“在地-运动”系列论坛(2013年至今)。早期作为执行者参与的项目包括:“长征计划——胡志明小道”(2010年)、第八届上海双年展(北京场·胡志明小道)(2010年)。现工作、生活于北京。

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