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The Revolutionary Road
Solo Exhibition by Fan Hsiao-Lan
《未竟之路》范曉嵐個展

Aug,24,2013-Sep,28,2013

The film tells about a story of a woman from the city, who travels to the east coast of The film tells a story about a woman from the city, who travels to the east coast of Taiwan and uncovers controversial land development projects. These development projects exploit the land with disregard to the environment and social community; they sabotage resources and ecological conservation, and defy the rights of indigenous people. The dispute has existed many years and remains unsolvable. It conceals complicated invested interests among government, corporations and local mafia. In the end, these disputes ultimately become the fundamental structural problem of the society.

Fan Hsiao-Lan’s new video work, “The Revolutionary Road”, provides a new arrangement of gesture and forms of being in this island that is suppressed and struggled in between ideal and reality.

透過一名來自都市女子的旅行故事帶出台灣東部海岸土地開發的爭議,在一樁樁不公不義的事件背後,平常百姓只能無奈地於夾縫中求生存,抗爭靜坐換來的則是利益勾結下被殘酷犧牲的漠視。東部海岸土地開發的爭議,不但涉及環保、居住正義等問題,更呈現出台灣長期以來政府、財團、地方勢力間的利益糾葛;而在這樣的惡性循環下,也逐漸演變成整個社會結構性的問題。

《未竟之路》為范曉嵐2013年推出的新作,以半敘事的影片手法傳達多年來藝術家長期對環境保護、土地正義、生存正義等議題的關注。范曉嵐認為其創作脈絡與自身的社會性格有絕對的關係,《未竟之路》便試圖在現實環境的影像中,呈現生活在台灣這個島嶼上,理想與現實之間的壓抑精神狀態。



Fan Hsiao-Lan
Fan uses images and texts as the medium to explore the relationship among human being, society and nature. In the seemingly chaotic status, an artist contemplates and touches on contemporary issues based on sensibility. Because through experiences of bodily movement, desires simultaneously hang between the identity of an artist/ human being as well as human being towards society and nature. This concept involves a complex (ambiguous) identity with human beings/ society/ nature. It is not easily recognized by knowledge but in contrast, it is enclosed in an experiential atmosphere. In the process of reexamining and reconsidering the possibilities of the texts, which then proceed to exploration of collective experience or social issues, in effort to reflect the complex and intricate relationships between power and society. Fan has participated in many local and international exhibitions, including “Inevitable Vibrations” (Taipei Artist Village, 2012), “THAITAI: A Measure of Understanding” (Bangkok Art and Culture Center, 2012), “Taiwan Calling – The Phantom of Liberty/Elusive Island” (Ludwig Museum, Budapest, 2010). In 2012, she is resident artist at Maison Laurentine Artist in Residence, France and Asia New Zealand Foundation, Wellington, New Zealand. Fan currently lives and works in Taipei.

范曉嵐
以影像和文字作為工具,探討人與社會以及自然之間的關係,以個人的感性基礎碰觸著許多關於當代現狀的思考。在重新檢視這些文本可能性的過程裡,也企圖帶入群體經驗的公共性或社會性議題,並反映複雜交錯的權力與社會關係。近年參與許多國內外展覽包括「註定的顫動」(台北國際藝術村,2012)、「理解的尺度:台泰當代藝術交流展」(曼谷藝術文化中心,2012)、「台灣響起-超隱自由/難以名狀之島」(布達佩斯,2010)。2012年獲選為亞洲紐西蘭基金會及法國自然與森林藝術節駐村藝術家。目前定居工作於台北。

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