可看见的黑暗

《可看见的黑暗》是我《蓝》三部曲之一,标题受启发于德里克·贾曼的“蓝是可看见的黑暗”,也暗合我两次失明恐惧经历。蓝在这组主要于夜晚拍摄的照片里反复出现,多是微光在时间里如河流般的汇聚,且仍具有它通常作为忧郁和自由的隐喻。

我选取了些许具备不确定性的场景,它们往往连接虚幻空间,可能大海直抵星空,而星空亦可以倒塌。在部分照片里置入了一些现代艺术作品的局部或微小元素,运用类似梦的逻辑为其增添了荒诞感;加入的它们的方式算是不合时宜,但是“今月曾照古时人”,日月星辰等接近恒久的存在高悬于时间长河。现在也不仅仅是现在。而那些原本不能抵达的光线,也为当前的黑暗增添了光亮和隐秘的欢愉。

“在当下的黑暗中感知这种力求企及我们却不可能抵达的光;而阴影所触及的过去,也就获得了回应现在之黑暗的能力。”—阿甘本。


Visible darkness

“Visible darkness” is a part of my "Blue" trilogy. The title's inspired by Derek Jarman’s “Blue is darkness made visible”, which also implies the fear of losing sight I had twice before. Blue as glimmers converging into rivers through time, exists largely in this series of photographs mostly taken at night, and still carries the well-known metaphors of melancholy and freedom.

I chose those situations with uncertainties, which are easily connected to fantasy space, The sea may lead directly to the starry sky, and the sky might fall apart instantly. Some small elements from modern art were added to several images according to logics of dream. The way they were put seems untimely, but the moon today also shone on ancient people, while even the moon and stars we see at this moment are not how they look like now neither. Now isn’t simply now. Those lights that were doomed not to arrive, bring some brightness and secret pleasure to current darkness.

“To perceive, in the darkness of the present, this light that strives to reach us but can not; the past touched by this shadow acquired the ability to respond to the darkness of the now” ——Giorgio Agamben.

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Installation view
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