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​謝謝

行為演出

約1小時

2018 

 

從小我們被教導著要常說「請」、「謝謝」、「對不起」,而我們每天都在使用這些讓彼此關係似乎更貼近的敬語,在社會中形成情感約束,在如此關係的交換過程中,無意間已經變成一種假性禮貌,僅只於形式上的謝謝。

表演中會有一個身體延伸的裝置,其包含皮帶、彈力繩與鐵塊,將皮帶套在我的頭上,彈力繩將皮帶與鐵塊連接,頭與地板的高度會一直維持在與我彎腰時的高度同高,每當我試著站直,因為頭撐不住鐵塊重量我便需要彎腰敬禮,在敬禮的同時我會說一聲謝謝。

行為過程中身體的極限耗廢,回應社會中的「隱秩序」與社會規範,如此一個無形的約束力,透過不斷的重複單一動作,將快速流動的社會關係壓縮於短暫的身體之中。

 

Thanks

Performance

one hour

2018 

 

From an early age, we were taught to say “please”, “thank you” and “ sorry”. We used these honorific every day to make the relationship between each other seems closer, forming an emotional bond in society. During this greeting process, or so to say “exchanging”, false politeness has been formed, left with only formal appreciation.

There are several wares included in the performance: installation extent from the body, Belt, elastic rope, and iron block. I wear the belt and my head then strapped the elastic rope between the belt and the iron block. Thus my head stays in the same height as I normally bow. Every time I tried to stand straight up, the weight of the iron will force me to bow again, I then speak simultaneously a “Thanks”.

The constant waste of my energy during the performance is a reflection of the “hidden orders” and rules built by society. Such an invisible binding force compresses the rapidly flowing social relations into a short-lived body through repeated repeated single movements.

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