Junyi Sun

孙 俊 一


失衡

Imbalance —Installation, Performance



2020



"Imbalance (tentative name)" is another exploration of the expectations and stumbling between two generations. Just as Atlas lifted the sky with his arms, the artist lifts the huge heavy device in motion to try to bear his weight and find balance under his movement.

When artist thinks about the relationship with my father, he often feels that something loses balance in the relationship. And the long-term neglect of this unbalanced state has also caused an imbalance in artist’s body and mind. On the one hand, he shoulders the expectations and dreams of my family. On the other hand, he was oppressed by this expectation, and even affected by it. The huge rotating device is a symbol of this ongoing imbalance. And the artist have to shoulder these things and move on.

The lifting here is not a resistance to father. Because when the artist lift up the installation, he is confronting the energy generated by the imbalance in the existing relationship, not the relationship with his father himself. The feeling of oppression due to weight is the pressure that the artist is trying to simulate in this relationship.

Due to the impact of the COVID-19, the production of "Imbalance (tentative name)" is still in progress. The whole piece plans to complete in summer 2020. The final form of the work will consist of a kinetics installation and a recorded performance video.



失衡(暂定名)则是艺术家对两代人之间的期望与牵绊的关系的另一种探索。正如Atlas用双臂托起天空一样,艺术家将运动中的巨大沉重装置托起试图承受他的重量并在他的运动下找到平衡。

艺术家在回想与父亲的关系时,常常感到关系中的许多事都失去了平衡。而长期地忽视这种失衡的状态也让艺术家的身体和心理出现了失衡。一方面他肩负着家庭的期望和梦想,另一方面他又被这种期望所压迫着,甚至受到它的影响而疲惫并失去平衡。而巨大的转动的装置正象征着这个正在发生的不断失衡的关系。而艺术家必须要肩负着这些前行。

这里的托举并不是一种对父亲的抵抗。因为艺术家在托起时对抗的是已经存在的关系中由于失衡而产生的能量,而不是和父亲的关系。而那种因为重量而产生的压迫感,则是在模拟这份关系的背后带来的压力。

由于受到疫情的影响,失衡 的制作仍在进行。作品目前完成了一部分。这个作品计划在2020年夏天完成。作品的最终形态将由一个可动装置和一个记录的表演视频组成。











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