開幕:2014.9.11(四) 下午4-7點
展期:2014.9.11~11.23
開放時間:周三~日 下午2~8點 (周一、二不開放)
展出地點
立方計劃空間 (台北市羅斯福路四段136巷1弄13號2樓)
主辦:立方計劃空間
開幕活動聯合主辦:這牆音樂
策展人:凱文‧穆蘭(Kevin Muhlen)


贊助:國家文化藝術基金會、台北市政府文化局
特別感謝:tamtamART TAIPEI IPIX


開幕活動:〈風暴巫師〉2014.9.11(四) 19:30 於THE WALL 公館 台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1 (活動訊息)

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〈渾沌〉加斯特‧布歇 +娜丁‧希爾伯 UNGROUND - Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert

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策展:凱文‧穆蘭 Curator: Kevin Muhlen

立方計劃空間與盧森堡卡西諾當代藝術中心(Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain)合作,於9月11日展出來自盧森堡雙人組藝術家加斯特‧布歇與娜丁‧希爾伯(Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert)個展:〈渾沌〉(UNGROUND)。開幕當晚,並邀請為此作品擔任聲音設計的實驗聲響/重金屬樂手史帝芬‧歐馬利(Stephen O'Malley)與台灣聲音藝術家王福瑞於「TheWall這牆」live house演出。

這檔展覽是台灣與盧森堡交流計劃的來台展出部份。盧森堡卡西諾當代藝術中心與立方計劃空間基於雙方對當代世界藝術的持續研究與觀注,並期冀深化藝術領域的國際交流,經過一年多的討論,兩地主辦單位決定進行合作計劃。合作形式以策劃展為主軸,使歐洲和亞洲的藝術家得以藉此機會交流。此交流計劃的來台部份,是由卡西諾藝術中心館長凱文‧穆蘭(Kevin Muhlen)策劃,邀請盧森堡藝術家來台。而立方計劃空間亦將於明年春天合作策劃台灣藝術家至盧森堡展出。

來台展出的藝術家雙人組加斯特與娜丁,2009年曾代表盧森堡參加威尼斯雙年展國家館。這次在台北展出的〈渾沌〉是八頻道的錄像裝置(兩面投影與六個電視),主旨關於人類進步的沉淪,並與鍊金術的內涵有某程度的關聯,他們以近似地底洞穴的氣息創造了黑暗與冷異的經驗氛圍,使觀者沉浸於奇特的異境,並明確感受到關於整個全球文明的失落與消散。

除了〈渾沌〉之外,加斯特與娜丁的另一件作品〈風暴巫師〉(Tempestarii),是與樂手史帝芬‧歐馬利共同合作的影像/現場音樂表演。本展覽特別與「這牆音樂」合作主辦,邀請史帝芬來台北,於9月11 日開幕當晚在The Wall 演出。台灣觀眾將有機會觀賞到這場結合了影像、實驗聲響的精彩表演,並邀請台灣聲響藝術家王福瑞共同演出。


關於〈渾沌〉

2010年至2014年間,布歇與希爾伯在倫敦與冰島兩地拍攝取景,影像以混合了「城市文明」與「自然力量」的景緻所穿叉交織而成。其中,以倫敦商業金融中心為背景,拍攝其中上班族以及都會中心焦慮的流動人群,另一部份則同時呈現了冰島的火山、冰川與荒地等極地地景。充滿流動感的黑白畫面,反映著世界經濟的異變痙攣,呈現自然運行力量的大地景觀和經濟世界以十分衝突卻又意有所指、既統合又對立地相互辯證和見證人類在地球上的失控發展與命運。

2010年時,冰島艾雅法拉(Eyjafjöll)冰川下的火山噴發,隨之而來的大量火山灰癱瘓了歐洲的空中交通。布歇與希爾伯著迷於自然力量帶給人類的巨大衝擊,拍攝中將火山灰與冰霜以象徵性的手法佈於每個鏡頭前。這種手法使得畫面顯得晦暗不明,視野變得模糊不清,干擾觀者視覺感官。布歇表示:這件作品是「關於我們所經歷的深沈感知危機」。透過其所呈現的世界,藝術家以隱喻的手法反思了這個決定了意識與現實的「原古」力量。

台北展覽的聲音製作,是由樂手史帝芬‧歐馬利所設計。


關於藝術家

加斯特‧布歇+娜丁‧希爾伯 Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert

加斯特與娜丁生於盧森堡,近期活躍於比利時布魯塞爾。他們自1990年起開始合作,擅於結合攝影、錄像及聲音技法,以影像裝置、文件等多媒材討論當代社會與政治,其中不乏以詩性方式對體制反思與批判。他們展出頻繁,可以在諸多國際重要場合看到他們的作品。如:波蘭羅茲美術館(Muzeum Sztuki Lodz)、盧森堡愛樂音樂廳(Philharmonie)、安哥拉盧安達三年展(Trienal de Luanda)、南韓釜山當代藝術雙年展(Busan Biennale of Contemporary Art)、法國沙馬朗德酒莊(Domaine de Chamarande)、盧森堡Casino當代藝術中心(Casino Forum d'Art Contemporain)與南非約翰內斯堡保護色藝廊(Camouflage Johannesburg)......等。2009年他們代表盧森堡參加威尼斯雙年展。


開幕演出

風暴巫師 (Tempestarii)

聲音:史帝芬‧歐馬利(Stephen O'Malley)
影像:加斯特+娜丁
特別共演:王福瑞 Fujui Wang
地點:TheWall 這牆藝術展演空間
票價:預售1000;現場1300
預售票資訊:http://thewall.tw/shows/927

黎明的陽光灑過冰島的海岸,一個男巫站在暗紅色的海水與黑色的山岩之間。他是風暴巫師,中世紀的傳說,能夠以法術招喚暴風雨。這個造風者唸著咒語,對著龐大的崖壁捶打他魔法的布袋,螢幕上的深海潮水隨之劇烈地升起又落下。這只布袋,是法器,裝著從世界各地抽來的強風。它是比喻,類比於水、風、陽光幅射和地貌移動等等自然劇變,並充滿著人類欲與大自然結盟的強烈意志。它也是預兆,風暴巫師預示了物質界與形上界的巨大變化。(文字 / Amelia Ishmael)


史帝芬‧歐馬利 Stephen O'Malley

史帝芬‧歐馬利1974年出生於美國新罕布夏州來,成長於西雅圖,後前往紐約,目前生活並工作於法國巴黎。他是樂手、吉他手、製作人與作曲者家,參與創始的樂團包括Thorr's Hammer (1993)、Burning Witch (1995)、Sunn O))) (1998)、Khanate (2000)、KTL (2005)、Nazoranai (2011)、ÄÄNIPÄÄ (2011)等等。他也經常與不同領域的非主流的樂手、藝術家、作曲家合作錄音與現場演出,其中包括日本實驗樂手Merzbow(秋田昌美)、灰野敬二、Boris與栗原道夫,以及法國編舞家兼劇場導演Gisèle Vienne、美國雕刻家Banks Violette、義大利表演藝術家 Nico Vascellari、瑞士藝術團體KLAT和比利時電影導演Alexis Destoop等。


關於策展人

凱文‧穆蘭(Kevin Muhlen)1977年出生於盧森堡,曾在法國的史特拉斯堡第二大學(Université Marc Bloch),以及比利時的布魯塞爾自由大學 (Université Libre)研習藝術史。2004年,穆蘭開始於盧森堡Casino當代藝術中心策劃展覽,包括: 「Hlysnan: The Notion and Politics of Listening」(共同策劃,2014)、「Fabien Giraud & Raphael Siboni: The Unmanned」(共同策劃,2014)、「Christodoulos Panayiotou (title to be defined)」(2013)、「Marco Godinho : INVISIBLE MORE VISIBLE MORE INVISIBLE」(共同策劃,2013)、「Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert: UNGROUND 及Stephen F. O'Malley and Jason van Gulick現場演出」(2012)、「ATELIER LUXEMBOURG - MAKING OF」(共同策劃,2012)...等。

2009年轉任現職,成為盧森堡當代藝術中心館長暨策展人,並成立國際藝術家駐村計畫Project room @ aquarium,於 2010年邀請台灣藝術家王虹凱、哥倫比亞籍藝術家法蘭西斯可‧卡麥秋(Francisco Camacho)...等駐館創作。此外,穆蘭是第52屆威尼斯雙年展(2007)的盧森堡國家館策展人。穆蘭的文章多發表於各大藝術刊物與展覽專輯。


關於盧森堡卡西諾藝術中心

卡西諾全名Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain,是盧森堡最具代表性的當代藝術中心,在國際上以其實驗性而著名。其所在Casino Bourgeois是一棟19世紀的建築,1959年收為國有,租給「歐洲文化圈社群」( Cultural Circle of the European Communities )經營。

1995年,這棟建築因盧森堡被選為「歐洲文化之都」而改為當代藝術中心並持續至今日,期間並積極與台灣當代藝術進行接觸與交流,曾代表盧森堡參加威尼斯雙年展的藝術家謝素梅於Casino館的策劃下,曾獲得威尼斯雙年展的金獅獎大獎。

曾於Casino展出的台灣藝術家還包括陳界仁、蘇匯宇,藝術家王虹凱亦於2010年至Casino駐村並舉辦展覽。

在藝術總監凱文‧穆蘭上任後,Casino企劃了多檔當代藝術展覽,充分表現了當地藝術活動的多元性與複合性。其國際展覽多著重於年輕藝術家,對於當代藝術創作有著深刻的洞見。對於展覽與藝術家駐村,Casino不以博物館學式的考量為依歸,而以藝術與實驗的智囊團與藝術場景的前鋒自許。其活動內容相當多元富豐,除了展覽之外,還包括一般的主題導覽之旅、講習與座談,以及當代音樂表演。Casino的「訊息實驗室」(InfoLab)是盧森堡唯一對外開放的當代藝術圖書館。

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UNGROUND - Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert

Curator: Kevin Muhlen
Date: September 11th - November 23rd, 2014
Opening reception: 16:00 / September 11th, 2014 @ The Cube
Live performance of Tempestarii: 20:00 / September 11th @ The Wall Live House

TheCube Project Space of Taipei, in collaboration with Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, is pleased to present on September 11th UNGROUND, an 8-channel audio-visual installation by the Luxembourgish artist-duo Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert. Kevin Muhlen, artistic director of Casino Luxembourg, where the exhibition had its first reveal in 2012, is curating the Taipei exhibition.

UNGROUND's visit to Taipei is part of a cultural exchange program between Taiwan and Luxembourg. Shared interests and enthusiasm for contemporary art brought Casino Luxembourg and TheCube into discussions on ways to extend and deepen mutual exchange opportunities. Casino Luxembourg's artistic director and curator Kevin Muhlen is spearheading the program to invite Luxembourgish artists to Taiwan. For its part, TheCube is currently developing a program with Casino to bring an exhibition by three Taiwanese artists to Luxembourg in the spring of 2015.

Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert have recreated UNGROUND for its premiere in Taipei. A more highly integrated, 8-channel video installation narrates the liquefaction of solid matter into a complexity of flows. Images symbolically interweave references to the alchemical process of dissolution, immersing viewers in a pronounced feeling that the entire global civilization is melting away.

Tempestarii is a live performance that will take place on the exhibition's opening evening at The Wall live house. This is a separate collaborative effort by Bouschet, Hilbert, and sound artist/musician Stephen O'Malley that integrates music and visual imagery to create a distinctive vibe that adds further energy to the message and meaning of UNGROUND.


About UNGROUND

The basis of UNGROUND is a collection of filmed images captured by Bouschet and Hilbert in London and Iceland between 2010 and 2014. The two have since woven the images of these two very different places and environments into a dialectic, visual narrative that juxtaposes modern urbanity with the forces of nature. Images in the former category focus on London's Financial District and its frenetic streams of professionals scuttling to and fro. Images in the latter focus on the concurrent eruption of an Icelandic volcano as well as on scenes of that country's glaciers and open landscapes. Black-and-white images capture the spasmodic convulsions inherent to our global economy while highlighting the underlying conflict between the human and the natural environment as well as the implications of this conflict. The exhibition's side-by-side examination of this epic conflict dialectically dissects, and bears witness to, humanity's unrestrained exploitation of planet earth and our ultimate, collective fate.

The 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjöll volcano beneath an Icelandic glacier sent a stream of ash into the atmosphere that effectively brought European air transportation to a standstill. Nature's continuing ability to create unchecked impact on humanity is a source of deep fascination and interest for both Bouschet and Hilbert. During filming, they splattered camera lenses with volcanic ash and dirty ice to create images marred by patchy areas of darkness and imperfect vision. Bouschet describes UNGROUND as "a piece about the profound crisis of perception we are going through." Through the lens of UNGROUND, the artists have constructed a metaphor for all of us to reevaluate the primal forces that determine both consciousness and reality.

The sound accompaniment to UNGROUND in Taipei was designed and produced by Stephen O'Malley.


About the artists:

Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert

Gast and Nadine were both born in Luxembourg and are currently based in Brussels, Belgium. They have worked together since 1990s, using a combination of photography, video, and sound to create potent social, political, and institutional critiques which they have exhibited at major international venues including the Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, Poland; Philharmonie, Luxembourg; Trienal de Luanda, Angola; Busan Biennale of Contemporary Art, South-Korea; Domaine de Chamarande, France; Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg and Camouflage Johannesburg, South Africa, among others. In 2009 they represented Luxembourg at the Venice Biennale.


About the curator:

Kevin Muhlen

In 2009 the Luxembourg native Kevin Muhlen (b. 1977) became the artistic director of Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, where he has been curating since 2004. He studied art history at Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and Université Marc Bloch (Strasbourg, France).

Since arriving at Casino Luxembourg, Muhlen has curated numerous exhibitions, including Volume(s) (2008), Aude Moreau - Tirer le ciel (2009), Janek Simon - A sequence of events in a space (2009), Ceci n'est pas un Casino (2010), Bruno Peinado - CASINO INCAOS, Baroque Courtoisie (2010), and Pascal Grandmaison - Half of the darkness (2011). In 2009 Muhlen also initiated the international artist-in-residency program project room @ aquarium, in which the Taiwanese artist Hong-Kai Wang participated (2010).

In addition to his work at Casino Luxembourg, Muhlen was curator of the Luxembourg Pavilion at the 52nd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia (2007) for the project Endless Lust by the artist Jill Mercedes. He has also curated group exhibitions, including the Luxembourg representation for the Prix d'Art Robert Schuman (2007) at Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier (Germany), the traveling exhibition Prix d'Art Robert Schuman - Best of (2008), and Through the looking-glass (2009) at Kunstraum Engländerbau in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Muhlen has also contributed essays to many publications and exhibition catalogues.

Co-organizers: Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, TheCube Project Space
Sponsors: Ministry of Culture Luxembourg; FOCUNA─Fonds Culturel National; Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City; National Culture and Arts Foundation
Live performance co-organizers: The Wall Live House, TheCube Project Space
Special thanks: Fujui Wang