ART GYM


ART GYM - FIGHTING!
Hsinchu Art Site of Railway Warehouse, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2021. Oct. 9 – Oct. 24

ART GYM is an artistic training user-friendly for all ages for the new normal, as the worldwide pandemic has changed nearly all habits and daily routines. The artworks are aiming to prepare visitors through a series of interactive works for this new chapter of our lives.

The exhibition is set up like a GYM and invites visitors to do some exercises. Physical training is among the daily activities that fell by the wayside while the virus was a threat, as most sports centers are frequently closed. To bring back some semblance of physical training, the artist created some special workout equipment. His inspiration came from the verbal support and compassion he experienced in daily conversations, showing how supportive the community is in Taiwan. He combines encouraging words with body movements, the kinesthetic; therefore, the interactive sculptures stimulate both body and mind. Using Traditional Chinese characters, with their philosophical meanings, the visitors can find inspiration and invigoration in both culture and sport, as these two can give a feeling of strength, support, and power. 

湯明煦
加油! 藝術健身房
新竹鐵道藝術村

藝術健身房是在新常態之下,一種帶有藝術性質且適合所有年齡層的培訓機制;這一切起因於疫情幾乎改變了大眾的習慣和日常。這一系列作品,企圖透過互動式的藝術裝置,協助參觀者為生活新篇章做好準備。

藝術家把展場設計成健身房一般,邀請參觀者來做些運動。日常的肢體訓練,大都因為病毒威脅,健身房關閉而被迫停擺。為了重拾部分肢體訓練的樣態,藝術家製作了一些特殊的鍛鍊器材。他的靈感來源,取材於日常生活對話中,經常獲得的口語支持和體恤,應證台灣社會的互助。藝術家將鼓勵的話語結合身體動作和動覺(kinesthetic),進而讓互動裝置同時刺激參觀者的生理和心理。使用繁體字,和字意背後的哲學意涵,讓參觀者可以同時在文化與運動中找到靈感和活力;因為二者都能讓人感受到精神、支持和力量。

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