Rockbund Art Museum 上海外滩美术馆

Making Substance 2022: Finding Maritime Asia 造物谈2022: 寻找海洋亚洲

Listening for the Memories Carried by the Wind 聆听海风:记忆的载体

Event Information

Date: 18 September 2022
Time: 08:00 09:30
Venue: Online
Speaker: 王虹凯


日期: 2022年 9月 18日
时间: 08:00 09:30
场馆: 线上
主讲人: Hong-Kai Wang

About the Lecture 关于讲座

"Wind" is the movement, power, breath, smell, hint, compass point of air, or the gas generated in the body. In Wang Hongkai's work Borom (transliteration of "wind" in Jeju dialect), "wind" not only represents the ubiquitous natural and political forces on Jeju Island, but also refers to the material and spiritual forces that shape the landscape, language, sound and life style of Jeju. The work takes the exile journey of Korean Japanese poet Kim Jong Il from Jeju by boat to Japan in 1949 due to his participation in the April 3rd incident in Jeju as the axis. It is composed of multimodal "encounters" between sea breeze and Kim Jong Il, human beings, gods, materials, creatures, things, etc. Through the navigation of "sea breeze", these "encounters" cross different relationship networks, including history, mythology, landscape, geology, desire, danger, asylum, poetry, etc, And between witness, dream, plot, memory, forgetting, warning, feeling and listening, we can ask: what can constitute the "togetherness" of different patterns? How does this "sense of closeness" spread, spread and move in the form of air, breath, gas and power?

In this lecture, Wang Hongkai will introduce the thinking contained in Borom and the insights and understandings in the creation process to the audience from the perspective of sound media.



About the Speaker 关于讲者

Hong-kai Wang was born in Huwei, Taiwan, and graduated from National Taiwan University and New Society Research Institute in New York, the United States. He is currently a PhD candidate of Vienna Art Institute, Austria. His research oriented creation focuses on the tension between language, ideology, identity and knowledge system, and explores the political nature of "listening" and "understanding" at the intersection of power, survival experience and history. Experiment with different listening and gathering modes in the form of performance, voice, workshop, installation, publishing, etc., and explore the complex and changeable relationship among desire generation, labor history, coexistence imagination and knowledge dimensions in the time/space intersection.
Hong-kai Wang has exhibited and performed at the Radio Station of the Queen Sofia National Art Museum in Madrid, the 2019 Asian Art Biennale, the 2019 Yokohama Performing Arts Festival, the New York Sculpture Art Center, the 14th Kassel Literature Exhibition, the 2016 Taipei Biennale, the Australian Liquid Sound Art Festival, the New York Modern Art Museum and other places, and participated in the Taiwan Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale.

王虹凯生于台湾虎尾,毕业于国立台湾大学、美国纽约新社会研究学院,目前为奥地利维也纳艺术学院PhD in Practice博士候选人。其调研取向创作关注语言、意识形态,身分认同与知识体系之间的张力,作品探究权力、生存经历和历史交错点上「聆听」与「认识」的政治性。以表演、声音、工作坊、装置、出版等形式,实验不同的聆听与聚集模式,探触时/空交错中欲望生成、劳动历史、共存想象和知识维度之间复杂与多变的关系。


Making Substance 2022: Finding Maritime Asia 造物谈2022: 寻找海洋亚洲

Making Substance 造物谈