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感官筆記02

Who made the characters of women?

Author/ Artist: Jeong-in Cha
[London: Camberwell College of Arts, 1997]














































_這是本訴說女性的書,書表達的形態象徵了女性的陰部私處。
_書的結構就像洋蔥一樣一層一層地剝開,把女性最私隱的地方揭開給你看。
_從文字的角度解構女性在東亞社會的形象。
_文字是文化的根本,從書本與漢字看清楚我們日常口舌之中的女性。
_一個窺探女性秘道的 Book Structure。
_美中不足、可再改善之處:
這書可以更有層次。
因為現在這書只是集合了零碎的「女」字部的字,未有完整的深層次意味。
如果由外到內;或是由內到外,寫的是一首詩/完整的 phrase 的話,可能會更吸引有趣。
_書的結構分析圖:

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亡心


 是一個很清楚知道自己想要什麼的人,
                 我很明白自己
             要些什麼,
                 想些什麼,
                     煩些什麼;
但我解決不到,
      我控制不了。

各人也有自己的煩惱,
         沒有人在真正無憂無慮地過日子,
                       愈是想忘記,愈是忘不了;
                  我有時在想,
      把「忘」字拆開是「亡心」,
 那就是表示,
      一個人要死心,才可以忘。

一日心未死…
      一日忘不掉…
            
是否
  要有一天
      把心肝挖空
           一刀插下
      讓鮮血流乾
  心    一下 一 下  一  下    一   下 的跳
                               直到心不再動
                     我才可以完全忘卻呢?

be*friend book





Friends* Artist’s Notes

“A friend in need is a friend indeed.”

If everyone were a book‭, ‬what kind of book would you be‭? ‬

These seven books are‭ ‬my own interpretation of my seven friends in London‭. The totality of their attitudes, interests, behavioral patterns, emotional responses, and some of my own expectation to them are re-interpreted in these books. ‬The personality of each of them is expressed through book structure and materials‭/ ‬paper‭. ‬Each book shows the quality of existing as‭ ‬a person‭. ‬‭‬When they go together‭, ‬they start to influence and interact with each other‭. ‬‭‬Their‭ ‬behavioral‭ ‬patterns and emotional responses‭ ‬could be felt by the experience of physical and tactile reading‭ ‬of these books‭. ‬

The title of this project is “be*friend” which means, “act as a friend”. Honestly, I didn’t know them for a long period of time, just about half a year; I even don’t understand them thoroughly; but I don’t think it is a problem. I just know that I made these friends wholeheartedly. I think it’s enough. At least, they occupied a place somewhere in my heart. I remember to make presents for them in Christmas or their own birthdays. All of us are international students, I truly want to give them a kind of warmth in these important dates, as I understand no one can get used to “lonely”. No one deserved to be alone.

Main Aims:
¹Book as gifts to my friends in London
²To acquire the knowledge of using structure and materials of books (instead of text & image) to express and interpret one’s personality and attitude
³To set my own language of structure & materials

Hei Shing

Clear my Mind









Structural Testing Dummy 02: Clear my Mind

This entire white book is about clearing the stress, afraid, contradiction, uncomfortable feeling in my mind. This uncomfortable feeling I experience in this whole term. One of the reasons would be too much cultural thinking within this period. Always, I am thinking about the cultural co-existence between eastern and western cultures. I get stuck with this. I tried to learn so much; the mind is full of different cultural knowledge, thoughts and information. Maybe it is the time for me to “unlearn” or clear my mind to let the whole body become fresh again. The whole process of folding, making holes, binding and reading of this whole white book is more important than the book itself. This is a process of “unlearning” and “clear the discomforts in my mind”. It helps to make myself cool down to think about my life and myself. This is also a combination of eastern thought and western book form. The thought is eastern/ Buddhist as the white symbolizes thinking with “none” and “emptiness”; at the same time, the binding of this book is a western codex which we turn the pages from right to left. Eastern mind is embodied in a Western body.

{曾經之前有篇 post 是 explore 書的長度;而這本 “Clear my Mind” 則是 explore 書的厚度。由始至終,書都是一個擁有六面的立體;以前你可能看得不清楚,現在這本書則可以讓你看得清清楚楚書並不是平面。總厚度:23cm。要再玩的話,這個書脊與書口是好好的發揮空間。}

Birthday Cookie

令人感動的生日禮物;賜我幸運的曲奇。


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Hei Shing
chanheishing@gmail.com

書就是… A Book is…


一片紙不但表現時間,也表現空間。而一片片的紙張組合起來的書就是一個高深的容器,盛滿文字,既能從中不斷汲取智慧,又能裝入無限的智慧。

A piece of paper reflects not only time but also space. Books are formed by binding papers together to become containers of words that serve as a reservoir as well as a spring of wisdom.

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