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

Skills: 展览 Exhibition
罗锐 展览+工作室开放
ACENTRICSPACE Upcoming Exhibition
RAY LC‘s Exhibition + Open Studio
 Fragment of our Imagination 
Opening: January 10th (Wednesday) 15:00, 2024

 前言 Introduction 

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 

You Are Who You Think You Are
喷墨打印 Inkjet print
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.

Hold On or Let Go
综合材料 Mixed Media
尺寸可变 Dimensions variable
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.
The Voice You Hear May Be Your Own
综合材料 Mixed Media
尺寸可变 Dimensions variable
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