文字资料/lECTURES
 

超越,追寻普世之诗/Crossing Over, In Search of Global Poetry

时间:1900/01/01
作者:哈恩·内夫肯斯/Han Nefkens
 
 

小时候,我经常幻想自己的灵魂能够飘然地进入到其他人的头脑中,比如药房的那位女士,某个骑自行车的男孩儿,抑或是我家附近湖边钓鱼的那个男士。当我沉浸在别人的世界里时总想知道他们早餐吃了什么?在想什么?他们如何看这个世界?我渴望逃离自己的大脑深深地根植于我的想象和好奇心之中。这是一种冒险的感觉、一种与他人相知的期冀。我甚至给这种能力起了一个叫“超越”名字。

“超越”的祈求,可以说塑造了我的一生:高中毕业后,我就离家出走,前往异国栖居,学习他们的语言,感受他们的人文风情过艺术,发现了一种能够使我彻底地浸淫于他人世界的方法,即借用艺术家的眼睛,远离自我地观看这个世界。

对艺术家的选择自然而然地反映了我对其他不同文化的求知欲,以及对另类自我表达的兴趣。而这次展览的参展艺术家所吸引我的,正是他们讲述故事的独特方式:他们不仅仅是通过对事物的描绘,更是通过空白与间隙塑造他们各的世界,恰如诗人一般。于是,我们这些观众,得以通过想象延续这个世外桃园,或也可以成为一位诗人,即使只有几分钟的瞬间。

谨此,我希望邀请您在驻足观看这些影像作品时,灵魂出窍般地超越自我,以艺术家之眼重新凝视这个世界。我相信,在迷失于这些作品之后,将会重新发现自我。正如我所觉知的那样。

我很荣幸和欣慰地与这个展览的观众共同分享艺术家所呈现的这趟旅程。


As a child I fantasized about leaving my own head and settling for a while in that of a perfect stranger; the lady from the pharmacy, a boy on a bicycle, the man fishing in the lake near our house. I wanted to immerse myself in the world of that other person; I wanted to know what they had for breakfast, what their thoughts were, how they saw the world. I longed to escape from my own head, a longing that was rooted just as much in my imaginative powers as in a keen curiosity, a sense of adventure and a deep desire to connect with other people. I even had a name for it; I called it ‘crossing over’.

That desire to cross over has shaped my life; as soon as I finished high school I left home to live in other countries, learn other languages and discover other customs. Later, through art, I found the ultimate way to lose myself in the other, to take distance from who I am and see the world through the eyes of the artist.

It is only natural that my choice of artists reflects my passion to know about other cultures and to learn about other ways to express ourselves. What attracts me to the artists represented here is their very particular way of telling a story; they evoke their world not only by showing things but also by leaving things out, just as poets do. That way, we, the viewers, have a chance to continue imagining that other world, to be a poet ourselves, even if only for a couple of minutes.

I invite you to leave your own head while watching the videos, to cross over and see the world through the eyes of these artists. I am sure you will find, as I did, that by losing yourself in their work you will ultimately find yourself.

It is with great pleasure that I share my journey with the visitors of this exhibition. Just like the artists represented.