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disturbances
3/F, Blue Box Factory Building, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen
Hong Kong
China


March 9th, 2013 - March 28th, 2013
Opening: 
March 9th, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
 Mornings, Lulu NgieLulu Ngie, Mornings,
2012, oil on canvas, 91 x 61 cm
© Courtesy of the artist & Gallery EXIT
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Gallery EXIT is pleased to present "disturbances", a group exhibition with works by Casper CHAN, CHEUNG Szelit, Elva LAI, Firenze LAI, LING Pui Sze, Lulu NGIE and TANG Kwok Hin.

The exhibition exposes the viewer to a surreal world where control paradigms, plans and structures are put into jeopardy. What is left is an acceptance to chaos, an acknowledgment of our incapability of becoming a "Body Without Organs" (Deleuze and Guattari, "A Thousand Plateaus").

Society, with its values and all the arbitrary and unnatural binary structures of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age etc., inhibit us from an uncontrolled, ungoverned, spontaneous existence. From the moment we come into being, we introject these ethics into the construct of an artificial fabricated personality. As Deleuze puts it, society is a hierarchical organism, where everybody is one part of an economic infrastructure without any space for free will, variety or identity.

The works on view proclaim the possibility of a failure; the paradox of fighting against a status quo that could never be defeated. They delve into the friction that is created when the innate idea of the self tries to challenge the artifice of a socially acquired personality. In a convergence of multimedia works, "disturbances" will reveal the emergence of social and personal disturbances in a display of corruption of the mind, alienation, perversion and madness.

The ethereal figures in paintings by Lulu NGIE are situated in a place of quiet contemplation. Their inaction does not build any specific narration but suggests the aftermath of an inner conflict. They seem to be dissolving within their quivering outlines and embody a sense of alienated solitude as they come to terms with an inner world that is better left undisturbed. The withering souls portray quietude of the mind, a stillness born in a state of confusion.

A pair of paintings by Elva LAI describes different kinds of mental resistance against the rigid systematic society. "The Fear of Perfect Order" depicts a large white sterile room with rows of small faceless figures walking on balls. They are consumed and agonised by their effort to maintain equilibrium. By means of turbulent brushstrokes, the painting reveals mental fragility and apprehension. "Room" with inverted colouration provides a more optimistic antidote. Wondering weightless beings occupy the floor of a colossal somber interior. Each of their heads is illuminated by a tiny source of light. Dim as they are, collectively they create a beautiful, consoling landscape. Light appears to provide hope for the spirit and aspirations in the midst of struggle.

Gallery EXIT 安全口畫廊呈獻《白噪聲》。參展藝術家包括:陳曉筠、張施烈、賴明珠、黎清妍、凌佩詩、倪鷺露和鄧國騫。

展覽將會帶領觀眾進入一個打破規範、秩序和結構的離奇世界。在那裏,我們無奈地接受世上剩下來的一切混亂,並且變成為一「無器官的身體」(德勒茲與瓜達里,《千高原》)。

社會的傳统價值和其專制的二元結構(例如:性別、種族、性傾向、年齡等等),有效地約束及管治我們。從出生的一刻人類就把這些道德標準加諸身上,從而構造出人工造作的性格。就如德勒茲說:社會是一個階級組織,各人均屬經濟體系的一部分;自由意志、差異或個人身分並不曾存在。

展覽的作品展示了「失敗」的可能性;矛盾地與無可抵抗的現況對抗。作品探討當先天人格和社會所鑄造的性格相衝時所產生的摩擦。透過多種媒體的作品,《白噪聲》揭示因社會或個人的憂慮和不安而導致的精神錯亂、疏離及心理變態等狀態。

在倪鷺露的畫作裡,空氣般的人物在寂靜中沉思。不動的身軀,有若在蠕蠕的線條裏慢慢溶解;沒有明顯的敘事結構但卻內藏暗湧。他們呈現一份孤獨感,似在學習接受自然無為的內在世界。在迷亂中衍生出的沉寂,這些凋敝的靈魂似在描述靜謐的思緒。

賴明珠的一對油畫向嚴厲的社會作出不一樣的精神抗爭。「房間一」描繪一座白色巨大又陌生的場地,一排排細小卑微的人物在球上行走。忙着保持平衡,他們精疲力盡。透過狂暴的筆法,作品顯露出精神上的脆弱與憂慮。「房間二」用相反的著色給予較為樂觀的解讀。飄搖的生物佔領龐大而昏暗的房間地面。每人的頭上有一柱小光;雖然暗淡,但凝聚起來建構出一幅動人的圖像。光看似在迷亂中為飄泊的靈魂打氣。


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