Junyi Sun

孙 俊 一

幸存者 
Survivor
— Performance

2019 
Institut für Alles Mögliche - Berlin
Abteilung für Alles Andere, Ackerstraße 18, 10115 Berlin

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Before the performance, the surface of a ready-made red carpet purchased in the market was painted black by the artist. After showing the painted carpet, the artist laid the carpet and tried to draw the word “PEACE” on the carpet with a sharp object. Upon completion, the artist re-displayed the carpet to the audience. Afterwards, the artist laid the carpet back to the ground and took out the vacuum cleaner to clean the carpet. After the cleaning was completed, the artist showed the carpet again. The word “PEACE” on the carpet and the black color disappeared and the original red color appeared again.

The work demonstrates the artist’s feelings after visiting a German concentration camp through non-violent behavior. By continually transforming the form of the item, the artist attempts to simulate the process of reinterpreting the memory of historical events in the contemporary society and the memory backtracking of victims and indirect victims (memory bearers). The results of the experiment seem to be not optimistic, but this does not mean that the artist is pessimistic about the existence of consciousness. Perhaps the artist is only trying to show the process of constant restoration and rewriting of memory in politics and culture that takes place in his mind.



艺术家在表演之前用黑色喷漆将在市场中购买的现成品红色地毯的表面秒喷涂成黑色,在展示过喷涂过的地毯后,艺术家将地毯铺好并用锐器试图在染色的地毯上划出“PEACE”,完成后艺术家重新向观众展示了地毯,之后,艺术家将地毯铺回地面并拿出吸尘器清理了地毯,完成后艺术家再次展示了地毯,地毯上“PEACE”字样及黑色基本消失并漏出原本的红色。

作品通过非暴力的行为展示了艺术家在参观过德国集中营后的感受,并试图通过不断地改造物品的形态试图模拟当代社会对过失历史事件的记忆重塑和受害者与间接受害者(记忆承担者)的记忆回溯的过程。实验的结果似乎是不乐观的,但是这并不意味着艺术家对存在意识的悲观态度,或许艺术家只是试图展示发生在他脑海中的政治和文化对记忆的不断修复和重写的过程。


Materials: carpet, vacuum cleaner, spray paint, edge tool
Size: varied
Time:2019
  
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