Lewis Gesner 文章列表
美國多媒材實驗藝術家,近四十年聚焦在聲響發展的可能性,作品常以行為藝術、音樂/樂音與寫作呈現,擁有視覺藝術與英國文學碩士文憑。多元經驗與高度實驗性作品經常走在藝術的前端。現居高雄。 Lewis Gesner is an artist, writer and performer who uses a variety of mediums in his work, in keeping with his philosophy. He is from America but now lives in Taiwan with his wife and children. He has exhibited broadly, including venues in Taiwan.

Triptych 

by Lewis Gesner

There were two of them (known). They were identical twins, but there was a third, unknown, except to them. Their names were Tim and Tom Kern, and they were fine artists. They painted together, and it was the perfect gimmick for the art patrons and promoters. Their art world name was T and T which was how they were promoted and how they signed all of their work. Two was perfect symmetry. They had become notorious to interviewers for finishing each other’s sentences as if they shared a mind. The balance between them, in speech or in their presence, was uncanny, as if there were something  invisible. Maybe it was in part a shared secret, that there was a third, unseen. 

三聯畫

文|Lewis Gesner
有一種現象叫做「雙胞胎消失症候群」,即如果其中一個雙胞胎在子宮內死胎後,另一個存活的雙胞胎有可能會把死掉的組織吸收。T & T 有幾個方面都非彼尋常,他們不是同卵雙胞胎,而是三胞胎的其中兩個。

The BBQ Witch 

by Lewis Gesner

The toothless lady wandered here and there on a regular circuit each day. She was unfriendly, and sometimes said mean things. After her walks, she’d go back to her house, a cement block building with no windows and thick cold walls. Some secretly called her a witch.

烤肉女魔

文|Lewis Gesner
一些人背地裏叫她魔女。在一些會烤肉的特別時節,例如國慶日或春節,她總在村里晃啊晃,找尋烤肉味的源頭。原本歡慶的人一看到她就瞬間安靜,她會直直走向烤肉架,拿起一塊肋排狼吞虎嚥地啃,然後再吃下一塊、再拿另一塊。

素材及物質

by LEWIS GESNER
自從脫離教會和貴族的資助後,西方藝術一直在空虛中掙扎。這種掙扎已傳播至全球且持續存在。為了將藝術救回生存軌道上,有一項簡單的補救措施,即我們應該思考用「物質」(matter)及其同義詞取代「素材」(material)作為所有藝術語言的詞彙及原則。Matter 涵括所有 substances 以及所有具物理性質及量體的事物,且 matter 亦有題目或問題之意,在藝術脈絡中它代表 substance 及其運用是一種不可分割的整體。它將消滅轉譯(rendering),把轉譯留給教會和貴族的聖像畫和肖像畫;它代表了你可以藉由允許它們採取的形式,去探索你的 substances。它將解放 matter、藝術以及藝術家。

Material and Matter

by Lewis Gesner

Everyone in or around the art field uses the term “art materials” or its equivalent in any language. It means the supplies for making art that you can expect to find in any art store, and you can expect art works to be composed of.

拒絕與擁抱

By Lewis Gesner
忘記。忘記。忘記。然後前進,不要改進。當一個藝術的救星。

Rejection and Embrace

By Lewis Gesner

Avoid anything that satisfies you to do in making art. Forget. Forget. Forget. Go on. Don’t improve.

低等意識

文|Lewis Gesner
我常常問自己,藝術是什麼、藝術可以是什麼、藝術應該是什麼。身為一個藝術家,「是」、「可以是」、「應該是」隨時準備好把我推向作品創作。這些提問跟人生其他範疇的提問沒什麼不同,諸如道德、經濟、使用及消費。這些範疇為何不再提起這些問題?難道它們與運行和時間的關係不再重要,回答「什麼是⋯」、「可以是什麼」、「應該是什麼」不再重要了嗎?

Lower Consciousness

by LEWIS GESNER
I am always asking myself questions about what art is, what it can be, and what it should be. As an artist, “is”, “can”, and “should”, are then poised to push me into creating artwork.

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