艺术家盛洁在北京的工作现场，摄影师：傅秀良，2019； Artist Sheng Jie in Beijing, Photographer: Fu Xiuliang, 2019
文|盛洁 时间只是一个界定，艺术提供的一直是另一个维度的观察，一种在人的内部思想与外部环境的对抗中所形成的思考变量，游牧是将这种变量用”生“与“活”的方式去立体化。在新的环境里打开所有的感官去体验，从而认识到个人内部的精神建设和自我认知的不断更新，这与艺术创作的过程极为相似，一个单纯的动机，然后选择适合的方式去执行。只是这两者的区别在于艺术最终要通过作品的展示去分享这种建设，而游牧的体验不是必要的展示。在我的创作中视觉和听觉是主要的语言，因为“听”和“看”是最便于传播的两种感官介质，在城市里人们已经形成了自己的社会生态，也正因为人类虽然来自于大自然，却总是无法把自己的当成自然的一部分，于是城市生活中必然会形成另一种自然。当下的每一刻都可以被轻松的记录和分享，基于网络在这个时代提供的便利，通过视觉和听觉所构建的虚拟世界传递出一些虚拟的真实，干预着现实世界中的我们，很快，人们会发现每天消耗最多精力和时间的，是在处理来自于虚拟世界的信息判断。“新鲜感”是人们激发活力的关键，当体验积累到一定程度反省机制又会被激发，这整个过程像是一场漫长的游牧，在未知的不确定中安置自我，找到那个最简单，且不需要被认同的真理。 "罗布荒原上的狂欢“——盛洁专辑《卵生》，黑胶唱片，2020；"The Carnival on the Lop Nor" From Sheng Jie’s album <Oviparity>，LP, 2020. About Nomadism By Sheng Jie
Time merely defines, while what art provides is always observation from another dimension, a variable of reflection born of the conflict between the mind and the environment. Nomadism is therefore a three_dimensional variable in the form of “life” and “living”. When our sensory perception is fully engaged as environment changes, we know that our mind and our self—understanding keep growing. It has quite a lot in common with art practice in that they are both inspired by a simple motivation and then carried out in a well—deliberated way. The only difference lies in the fact that art has to be presented in the form of a concrete art work to meet the public, but nomadic experience does not necessarily end up in an exhibition. My art is mainly audio and visual, as “listening” and “watching”, as sensory mediums, give the easiest access to communication. In cities we have built a social ecology, but coming from nature, we here however find it impossible to relate ourselves as part of nature, so urban life creates another nature. Every minute can be recorded and shared easily, and thanks to the Internet, we make use of audio and visual elements to build a virtual world that intervenes in our life with the virtual reality it creates. Soon we come to realize that we are spending too much time making judgments about the sea of information from the virtual world. “Novelty” is a key source of inspiration, but as our experience builds up to a certain extent, the reflection mechanism will be triggered. It goes on like nomad experience, where we find a place for the self amid all the unknown uncertainties and pursue the simplest truth that does not have to be acknowledged.
盛洁《盲音》Sheng Jie | The Sound Of Blind 盛洁《盲音》，视频，16分08秒，16:9，彩色 PAL HD，北京三元桥地下通道，2018-2020；Sheng Jie The Sound Of Blind , vedio, 16 minutes 08 seconds, 16:9, color PAL HD, Sanyuan bridge underground passage in Beijing, 2018-2020
盛洁《盲音》，视频截图，16分08秒，16:9，彩色 PAL HD，北京三元桥地下通道，2018-2020；Sheng Jie The Sound Of Blind, vedio capture, 16 minutes 08 seconds, 16:9, color PAL HD, Sanyuan bridge underground passage in Beijing, 2018-2020
Two musicians come to the underpass at the same time. They take out their instruments, get blindfolded, and begin to play as they walk along. With no verbal communication throughout, they have only each other’s music as guide for directions. When they meet midway, they turn around and go in opposite directions until they arrive where they start playing. In the end the players put back the instruments and leave. The music, repeatedly played, keeps the same frequency and rhythm, just like the sound of their breath. When vision is blocked, our auditory function grows in the space, leaving the other senses ignorant of the surroundings.
The busy underpass in the city is itself a natural mixer. Amid the ongoing rumbles from the vehicles above, the players, with no visual reference, follow each other’s music as guide. The covered eyes in the meanwhile lead them into another space. Here the space built by the hearing forms an interesting pair with the space in reality. The combined music by the violin and the clarinet echoes the vehicles above on the ground and the noise of a bustling city.
Shot in Sanyuanqiao Underpass, Beijing, in May 2018.
近期事件2020年3月个人专辑《卵生》，黑胶唱片全球首发。东京艺术家驻留计划，Dislocate, 3331 Art Chiyoda。《弦外》青年女性艺术家影像展，上海当代美术馆。2015年北京B3动态影像展，中央美术学院美术馆。德国科隆驻留项目。中国当代艺术展“THERE IS NO I IN TEAM”，Cine-Corps身体艺术电影节-探索亚洲单元，雷恩，法国等。
Sheng Jie was born in 1975 in Beijing, China.From 2000 to 2005 she studied at the Department of Art in De L’École Supérieure Des Arts Décoratifs De Strasbourg, majoring in video art and got DNSEP (Diplôme Nationnal Supérieur Expréssion Plastique). She was sent to ECA (Edinburgh College of Art) on an exchange program, where she studied film and television. Her art features “listening” and “looking” as basic languages in various media, like experiment music, sound, video, painting, film, installation, composition, audio and visual arts, live performance, etc. She turns the perceptive process into an output and in the meantime takes a close look at the circulating system in the field that is formed with the space. She started “Shan”, her new—media based audio and visual studio, also a platform for communication. In 2018 and 2019, she became a core member of the avant—garde composing group called Maybe Noise. In the same year she founded her visual and audio art studio DOT.
Recent events: Her first solo, Oviparity, was released in black vinyl in March 2020; Artist—in residence in Tokyo, Dislocate, 3331 Art Chiyoda; Beyond the Body, Contemporary Image Art Exhibition, MOCA Shanghai；B3+Beijing, 2015 Moving Image Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum；Artist—in—residence in köln, Germany；THERE IS NO I IN TEAM, Cine—Corps Body Art Film Festival—Exploring Asia, Rennes, France.
海报设计：旭日纳Logo设计：柴佳琪 文字翻译：李丙奎 Go Nomadic Together Initiator: Qin Ga (Chyanga) Time: June 2020 - June 2021 Site: Anywhere Host organizer: Rhizomic Space Nomadism involves political structures and living mechanisms nomads formed over years in their production and life. Along with the evolution of human history and civilization, this pattern of culture has offered the world a different cultural perspective. With a dynamic structure, it is in an ongoing process of changing or crossing the established boundary. The contemporary aspect of nomadism, in the overwhelming context of globalization, has penetrated our daily life and led to structures with differentiated values, which may help to restructure the world. To an individual, mobile physical experience and sense-based perception are very important in breaking the conventional cognitive pattern. The contemporary practice in nomadism covers a wide range, from history and culture to nature and life style, in which field, everyone has unique experience and understanding. This art project brings different individual events together to show the possible values of the contemporary nomadic structure. The artists to be invited will choose freely when and where to carry out this “Nomad” project. Any medium is acceptable, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, installation, performance, video, sound, music, dance, etc. The place can be everywhere, no matter it is a prairie, a desert, a mountainous region, a city, or even the cyberspace. “Go Nomadic Together” is intended as an open “nomadic” art experiment and a collection of individual cases as well .
Rhizomic Space, with no bricks or motar, is founded as a nomadic space by Qin Ga (Chyanga) at the end of 2011. Working through different channels and in different forms, it chooses social public spaces with mobility to launch and organize experimental art projects to explore the extension of contemporary art in social public places, the contingent aspect of space production, temporary structures, sustainable force, and the sculpture of transmigrated life. It has completed a series of projects, including “Packing Case Project","One Dream Project","Read Flag Primary School","Make Waves","Fly Together: Shijiezi Village Art PracticeProject","VolunteeringProject:People’sKindergarten","NomadRelays Project","Go Nomadic Together Project "is currently on show. 官方微博 : 造空间RhizomicSpace 微信公众号：RhizomicSpaceFacebook : RhizomicSpaceInstagram : rhizomicspaceE-mail : email@example.com 所有文字、图片、视频版权归艺术家和造空间 Rhizomic Space 所有，转载必须和我们联系！