[グループ展] Use Silence & The Moving Plants
[Group Exhibition] Use Silence & The Moving Plants

MAD City Gallery

日時:2018/06/23(土)-24(日) 11:00-18:00
会場:MAD City Gallery
住所:千葉県松戸市 本町6-8
アーティスト:アーティスト: ティモ・レンツェン、ソニヤ・ボーストナー&ウェンディー・ラウ、ヒンツ・パク
共催:MAD City/株式会社まちづクリエイティブ
助成:文化庁(平成30年度 文化芸術創造拠点形成事業)、松戸市

“Use Silence”

“Use Silence“ はコミュニケーションにおける身振りや手の動きなどに注目した映像作品です。人々の何気ない振る舞いは、その形や姿勢を通じ、言葉を交わさなくても様々なことを物語ります。抑圧を受けて疲れた手の動きなのか、やる気に満ちた活発な手の動きなのか、それらは言葉のように聞くことができます。無意識の身体の動きや身振りにに注目することで、作品を通じ言葉や声にならない表現を探ります。


“The Moving Plants”



Group Exhibition|Use Silence & The Moving Plants

Date : Saturday, 23rd – Sunday, 24th June, 2018
Open : 11am – 6pm
Venue : MAD City Gallery
Address : 6-8, Honcho, Matsudo-shi, Chiba
Admission : Free
Artists : Timo Lenzen, Sonja Borstner & Timo Lenzen, Sonja Borstner
Organized by : PARADISE AIR, MAD City
Supported by : Matsudo City, Agency for Cultural Affairs

“Use Silence”
by Timo Lenzen, Sonja Borstner

“Use Silence“ is a video-installation that has its focus on gestures and hand movements as a way of communicating. Everything tells a story through the language of its shape and posture, which can be understood without the use of spoken language. Whether tired hands that are moved by external pressure, or hands that are driven by an internal activeness – they can be heard like words. With an emphasis on unconscious body motions and specific gestures the work draws attention to the unspoken and the unsaid.

During their residency at Paradise Air in Matsudo, Japan, the German graphic designer and artist Timo Lenzen and the Austrian artist and theorist Sonja-Maria Borstner developed their video-installation based on a 3-weeks research in the periphery of Matsudo and Tokyo.

“The Moving Plants”
by UUendy Lau, Hinz Pak

The life of nature somehow never ends. It undergoes replicative stages of different forms and status of existence, looping from seeds, germination, growth, reproduction, pollination and back to spreading seeds. A distinctive, intriguing expression is witnessed during each phase of life. Defoliation, for instance, seems to be more visible and attached to us emotionally when falling off on the ground. We may consider it as the end of its being, or instead a preparation for another stage of being. The relationship between nature and human is thus an ongoing and ever-changing topic to be investigated from various perspectives, cultures and religions.

Inspired by the Bonsai and Miniature Culture in Japan, a kinetic installation juxtaposing the natural materials in Matsudo and the man-made creations from the artists and locals is shown and witnessed. The artwork is a communal project including the participation from Matsudo residents and the artists from Hong Kong to re-examine and re-discover the unnoticed side of nature through public engagement and interactive workshops.