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Practicing Live
Yu Cheng-Ta at Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Aug,2,2014-Sep,21,2014

Venue/Gallerie E/TAIPEI FINE ARTS MUSEUMOpening Reception/Saturday/08/02/2014/6PMYu Cheng-Ta adapts a playful approach to language in his video works, which involve realistic situations acted out in live performance to communication the artists’ concept of “living theater.” For Practicing Live, currently on exhibit at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Yu invited a select group of people to rehearse and then act in a play that he filmed using different camera angles. He then pieced these fragments together to create a detailed picture of the multiple realities that this process communicates.

The play’s narrative involves an ordinary family coming together to celebrate their father's birthday. The key difference is that the family is played by real life art professionals instead of actors. Yu invited the Director of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, a Japanese collector, his Taiwanese gallery director, an independent curator, an artist, an art critic, and an art academy Professor to perform in the play. Each individual's role overlaps with his or her real-life identity, which creates a tension that is injected into the play’s seemingly ordinary dialog and uncovers long-hidden realities of working in the art world. The audience watches as the participants deconstruct and reconstruct their various relationships. In this new work, Yu interprets the dynamics of the art world and the conditions of production that today's young artists must face.

地點/台北市立美術館 / E 展覽室

茶會/Saturday/08/02/2014/6PM



余政達的作品常以帶著遊戲性質的方式介入與拍攝對象及觀眾間的語言溝通,並藉由刻意架設的現實情景為拍攝背景,創造出所謂「生活劇場」的概念。這次於台北市立美術館展出的作品計畫「Practicing Live」,運用了舞台劇的排練過程及專業演出,進行一場猶如實鏡秀的拍攝,透過多機同步拍攝,展開影像紀錄中的層疊細縫,製造觀看影像時的多重現實感。

劇本描述一個普通的家庭聚會,在老父親生日當天全家大小齊聚一堂,唯此家庭的每位成員皆在藝術圈工作,平凡又日常的對話,因為彼此工作上的交集以及親情關係的拉扯,牽引出藝術圈埋藏已久的現實。此次拍攝邀請了七位視覺藝術圈的專業工作者,包括臺北市立美術館館長黃海鳴、日本蒐藏家宮津大輔、台灣畫廊負責人黃其玟、獨立策展人呂岱如、藝術家邵樂人、藝評人黃建宏及倫敦皇家藝術學院教授基·哈莫斯參與演出,透過家庭劇的扮演,使演員經歷一場真實與虛構角色的錯位,重新拆解並組構彼此間的鏈結關係。余政達利用他一貫詼諧、幽默的語境,試圖對現今年輕藝術家所面對藝術生產及背後的現實,提出另一層次的反思。