Preface

The world has kissed my soul with its pain, asking for its return in Art, in reflection, in light of my intelligence – Tagore (1861-1941), paraphrased by R-Lab.

Pivot to what?

To the loneliness, the anxiety.

This is a period which could embody negativity. The pandemic lockdowns have separated and isolated us from one another. Instead, we are only able embrace a digital space of fragmented, seemingly immaterial expressions. The physical and material cohesion of our languages, emotions, actions, and voices have been exchanged for posts on the internet.

The internet has become a substitute which has given us the opportunity to maintain some semblance of communication, but has blurred and complicated our ability to be expressive.

Pivot to what?

To the reflection, the solution.

What new personal, social, political and artistic changes could emerge from a moment such as this?

After confusion and disarray, we have re-imagined, turning the limitations of the internet and the lockdown into a pivot for restarting and rebuilding.

Now, we take art as a powerful tool for capturing this period in our lives and documenting our global, pivot cultures.

 

世界以痛吻我,要我报之以艺术,以反思,以智性之光。——由R-Lab改编,原作者泰戈尔

转向什么?

转向孤独、不安

这是一个会带来消极的时期。为抵御疫情所实行的区域封锁,割裂开了我们脚下的大地,每个人都成了一座孤岛。

被迫的数字化转型粉碎了立体的线下交流;语言、神态、动作、声音的融合变成了碎片,在互联网创造的非物质化空间进行碎片化地输出。

我们仿佛成为了一段代码,网络使我们有了彼此交谈的机会,却模糊并复杂化了我们的表达。

转向什么?

转向反思、应对

在低谷,我们的世界该怎样挣扎和转变?

迷茫过后,我们在困境中沉思和反抗。我们将网络对于我们的桎梏变成重建希望的支点,以智性之光辉为羽翼,挣脱出黑暗。

以艺术之启明为线索,引你出泥沼。

 

 

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