我们想象的碎片 Fragment of our Imagination 罗锐 RAY LC

Skills: Exhibitions 展览
ACENTRICSPACE新展
罗锐 展览+工作室开放
 我们想象的碎片 
开幕时间:2024年1月10日(周三)下午3点
ACENTRICSPACE Upcoming Exhibition
RAY LC‘s Exhibition + Open Studio
 Fragment of our Imagination 
Opening: January 10th (Wednesday) 15:00, 2024

 前言 Introduction 

我们的想象中充满了从未见过的人、从未去过的地方、以及从未实现过的梦想。我们也无法通过那些生过往人的眼中,看到过去,但我们可以想象他们生活在的社会和过着什么样的日子。我们从未见过我们的曾祖父母和他们的父母,他们在我们出生之前就去世了,但我们可以用他们的照片来描绘他们的过往。
在宏观层面上,我们无法想象哪些没有亲自经历过的时代、地点和文化,只听专家学者们和亲历过那些时代的人们像我们描述。在微观层面上,我们如何理解那些我们从未见过的亲人们,我们应该有与之联系的人,通过来自另一个时代的文物而想象出来的人?事实上,我们只是简单地填写有关这些地方和人物的故事以合理化我们的过往。站在人类文明的废墟和不完整的家族历史中,我们取一个片段,重新想象一幅关于数十、数百、数千年前人们的完整画卷。
受到在我们还是孩子之前就去世的祖父母的启发,我们想展示如何通过我们自己的想象力、通过他人的话语以及通过时间流逝选择的照片来讲述他们的生活。我们通过来自家人、过去、图像和人工智能生产的声音来呈现我们内心深处的人的愿景,通过人类、机器和社区的解释来叙述这些人格片段。
本次展览《我们的想象力的碎片》使用影像和装置等多媒体学科,来展示如何从很久以前的文物中提取的稀缺信息,并通过充满想象的叙事,把这些信息转化为在从我们未经历过的文化中,看到我们从未见过的人、去到我们没去过的地方里。
Our imagination is filled with people we have never met, places we have never been, and dreams that we have never realized. We have not seen the past through the eyes of those who lived it, yet we can imagine their civilizations and ways of life. We have never met our great-grandparents and their parents, who passed away well before we were born, yet we can use a photograph of them to portray their prowess.
On the macro level, how do we visualize times, places, and cultures we have only heard described to us by experts and witnesses, and yet have personally never stepped foot into? On the micro level, how do we understand people close to us who we have never met, people we are supposed to be connected to, imagined through artifacts from another time? In truth, we simply fill in the stories about these places and people to suit us. Standing among the ruins of human civilization and incomplete family history, we take a fragment and reimagine a whole painting about people from tens, hundreds, and thousands of years ago.
Inspired by our own grandparents who died before we were children, we want to show how we can narrate their lives filtered through our own imaginations, through the words of others, and through the photos selected by the passage of time. We present a vision of persons close to our hearts, told through voices from our family, from the past, from images, and from GenAI, narrating these personality fragments through human, machine, and community interpretation.
FRAGMENT OF OUR IMAGINATION uses the multimedia disciplines of video art, photography, and installation to show how we turn scant sources of information from distant and long-ago artifacts into filled-in imagined narratives about the people we have never met, the places we have never been, in the cultures we have never encountered.

 艺术家 The Artist 

罗锐的艺术实践致力于创造人与机器之间联系的交互环境。他利用多种媒体中的人机交互和思辨叙事方法来探讨人类在空间环境影响的背景下适应技术和机器的方式。 他在艺术实践中从自己在神经科学(Nature Communications、J. Neurosci )和 HCI(CHI、CSCW、DIS、TEI、Frontiers 等)的研究中汲取观点,在BankArt、纽约科学馆、京都设计实验室、蒙特利尔Elektra国际数字艺术节奥地利林兹电子艺术节、NeON数字艺术、新博物馆、CICA博物馆、纽约短片纪录片电影节、NeurIPS、纽约Deconstrukt、Angewandte Festival、Elektron Tallinn、Floating Projects、赛马会创意艺术Centre、Osage Gallery、Soho House、澳门艺术双年展、Videotage、歌德学院、香港艺术中心、PMQ、密歇根州立大学底特律科学馆、IEEE VISAP、SIGGRAPH Asia参与过相关展览。罗锐也是Studio for Narrative Space(https://recfro.github.io/)的创始人。

RAY LC creates speculative narratives in diverse media about the way humans adapt to technologies. His practice creates interaction and narrative environments for building bonds between humans and machines. He takes perspectives from his own research in neuroscience (Nature, J. Neurosci) and HCI (CHI, DIS, HRI, CSCW) in his artistic practice, with exhibitions at BankArt, New York Hall of Science, Ars Electronica Linz, Saari Residency, New Museum, NeurIPS, Angewandte Festival, Osage Gallery, Elektron Tallinn, Elektra Montreal, Videotage, Goethe Institute, Hong Kong Arts Centre, PMQ, Science Gallery Detroit, IEEE VISAP, SIGGRAPH Asia, Kyoto Design Lab. RAY founded Studio for Narrative Spaces: https://recfro.github.io/

 部分参展作品  Selected Works 

你就是你认为的那个人
You Are Who You Think You Are
喷墨打印 Inkjet print
26x26cm
2023
一组艺术家的祖父(5张)和祖母(5张)的照片,他们在我们认识他们之前就去世了。每张照片下面都有说明文字,描述了对照片的解释,以及我们根据图像的机器解释认为这样的人是谁。
A set of photos of the artists’ grandfather (5 photos) and grandmother (5 photos) who died before we could know them. Below each photo are captions describing an interpretation of the photos and who we think such a person is according to machine interpretation of the images.

抓住还是放手
Hold On or Let Go
综合材料 Mixed Media
尺寸可变 Dimensions variable
2023
讲述了艺术家童年生活中的一系列家庭录像片段,回忆了,并理解了,在我们能告诉她最后一句话之前就去世的祖父母。
A narrative of a series of home video footage of the family during one of the artist’s childhood lives, reminiscing on, and making sense of, the loss of a grandparent who passed before we could tell her a last word.

听到自己的声音
The Voice You Hear May Be Your Own
综合材料 Mixed Media
尺寸可变 Dimensions variable
2023
一个实体的声音装置作品,包括一张属于我们祖父母的旧写字台,上面有一些有纪念价值的老物件和一台收音机,可以用调谐的形式播放,已经录制好的艺术家的家庭成员,用当地方言谈论已故祖父母的录音。
A physical sound installation consisting of an old writing desk belonging to our grandparents, with memorabilia and a radio that can be tuned to produce sound from voice recordings of members of our family talking about the deceased grandparent in a local dialect.
*Mia Yao对本次作品有贡献
*with contributions by Mia Yao