胡为一 Hu Weiyi
Pulp Landscape III
影像机动装置Kinetic Installation with Video
Courtesy of Kelly Wang
作品《低级景观 III》延续了《低级景观 I》和《低级景观 II》的现场电影概念 , 在一个旧皮箱中 , 三个摄像头持续地拍摄三个圆盘上缓缓转动的物体 , 实时地将拍 摄到的画面传输给投影机并播放。画面会随机切换 , 如同电影中的“蒙太奇”。 圆盘上的物体由我搜寻各类重要人物小时候的照片组成 , 如伟人、名人、政治家、 杀人犯或恐怖分子等等。这些图像上的孩子看上去天真烂漫 , 如同普通小孩儿所呈现出的状态一样 , 有时无法让人联系到他们真实的身份。我将这些照片打印在亚克力玻璃上 , 并且按照形状进行切割 , 再根据人物的形态动作相互结合 , 最后构建出一幅如同幼儿园中小孩玩耍打闹的图景。这幅看上去非常自然和谐的图景模 糊了原有这些人物的身份和他们之间的关系。历史的叙事被一群孩子的嬉戏打闹重新解构 , 并开始诉说不一样的故事。
The works Pulp landscape III continues the concept of real-time live cinema in Pulp Landscape I and Pulp Landscape II. In an old suitcase, three cameras continuously shoot objects which rotate on three turntables. The images captured by the cameras are projected live on the screen around the suitcase. The images will switch randomly, much like montages in the movie. The objects shot consist of childhood pictures of important people, for instance, the photos of great men, celebrities, politicians, murderers or terrorists. Most of these childhood photos looks very cute and innocent, just like the present state of an ordinary child. Sometimes these images don’t allow people to associate their real identities. I printed them on acrylic glass, then cut them based on the shape, and then combined them with each other on the turntable. Finally, I wanted them to present a vista like a kindergarten where children play with each other. These natural and harmonious images obscure the real identities of these people as well as the original relationships between these people. The historical narrative is deconstructed by children’s play and begin to tell a different story.
胡为一是一位现工作和生活于上海的年轻新媒体艺术家，在 2013 年毕业于中国美术学院后，他继续在中国美术学院跨媒体艺术学院攻读导师张培力的硕士研究生。可能因为年轻，他的工作充满对未知的探索，对生命中那些忧伤的把握，对自然和身体伤害的好奇，既表现在作品中，如他的《低级景观》系列或《14mins》。他正在从一种语法的模仿阶段，走向自我语法的塑造，从一个新媒体艺术新星，逐渐转型为更加自我内省的工作状态，胡为一很好的把握了这一转变的主体，也就是从内在的思考和内心，更直接的表达出对这个世界的理解。胡为一将随机性和自然生成的关系，扭转为主观表达，并预设了观众的轨迹。如同很多成熟艺术家，很好的把握了空间、概念和对外延伸的信息。他近期的展览包括 2014 年于上海 M50 Art Space 举办个展“Flirt”， 同年参加上海二十一世纪民生美术馆开馆展“多重宇宙”，2015 年参加第二届 CAFAM 未来展和同年在尤伦斯当代艺术中心悦廊举办个展“两点之间没有直线”。
Hu Weiyi is a young new media artist currently living and working in Shanghai. After graduating from the China Academy of Art in 2013, he continued his studies as a Master’s student at the School of Intermedia Art under the tutelage of Zhang Peili. Perhaps due to his youth, his work is permeated with explorations of the unknown, grappling with life’s sorrows, and curiosity about natural and bodily injury, such as the Low Landscape series or 14mins. He recently transitioned from a stage of grammatical imitation to more of a self-reflective grammatical mould. As a rising star of new media art, he has gradually evolved into a more introspective mode of working. Hu Weiyi has managed to master an ever-changing motif, that is, he has gone from internal and intimate contemplation to a more direct expression of his understanding of this world. Hu Weiyi explores the relationship between randomness and nature, reverses it via subjective expression while presupposing the audience’s trajectory. Like many seasoned artists, he has a mastery of space, the conceptual, and the external extension of information. His recent exhibitions include: “Flirt”, a solo exhibition at M50 Art Space in Shanghai in 2014, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum’s inaugural exhibition “COSMOS” also in 2014, The 2nd “CAFAM Future” Exhibition and the “No Express” exhibition at the UCCA Pavilion in 2015.