Exhibition:橙蓝—进程中的电影

2015年9月24日,艺术家程然个展《 橙蓝—进程中的电影》在元空间开幕。

“这次展览是‘进程中的电影’这个9小时计划中到目前为止最大的,也是最不一样的一次展览……这次的展览其实是里面最重要的一部分,它其实是等同于这个电影的。”程然在接受艺术云图的采访时说。

“这个展览其实只有一件作品,就是我们拍摄涉及的所有材料。其实可以换个角度讲,它们就是电影本身,但是它是从一个特别现实的角度,特别物质化的角度去展开的。我们怎样去开展这个电影?我们用什么东西去换来这个电影?其实这些材料和电影是一种等同的交换。”程然说。

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文章Articles-《橙蓝—进程中的电影》展览新闻稿 Orange Blue – In the Process of a Film press release

橙蓝-进程中的电影海报

2015年9月24日于元空间开幕的《橙蓝—进程中的电影》,由艺术家程然9小时电影《奇迹寻踪》的拍摄档案构成。

此次展览是对艺术家电影拍摄过程的一次实验性还原、记录和展示。早在电影拍摄之初,艺术家就尽可能保留了所有日常记录文献、拍摄器材,以及与影片线索相关的众多物件,是梳理、打破、重建和探索的过程。

八段影像,从电影拍摄过程中大量的花絮及随手记录片段镜剪辑而来,从外籍演员在宾馆梦游开始,监控摄像头记录下了他在楼道里走动的整个过程。这些素材和真实的镜头发生在“正规记录”的背面并与之平行,其意义和真实性是电影这一记录方式幕后一段不为人知的,极其重要的组成部分。

这些在别人看来无足轻重的物件,却是一段时间与空间的记忆依据。因为它是“人”这一主观能动行为的主体的分析资料。

策展人李诗表示:“收藏和研究的意义在于可以为不同的时间和空间下的某一特殊情境提供回顾和展望的素材。纪录看似是定格在某一时间下的真实,但却拥有无限抽象的可能性。这个展览是对这种‘可能性’的探讨和追踪。”

《奇迹寻踪》根据三个真实的故事改编而成。故事分别讲述1900年英国探险家乔治·马洛里攀登珠穆朗玛峰;上世纪70年代荷兰艺术家Bas Jan Ader试图用一艘小船横渡大西洋;以及2010年,33个船员搭乘山东“鲁荣渔2682”号渔船去远洋捕鱼期间的狂乱和迷失。

“它们除了拥有同样漫长的令人望而却步的时间长度,另一个相似之处是:它们本身都是伟大的。”程然在接受采访时说。

此9小时电影项目的实现得益于K11 Art Foundation、Erlenmeyer Foundation及麦勒画廊Galerie Urs Meile、北京-卢森的大力支持。

展览得到艺术云图、蓝海电视台、北京瑰丽酒店、鲜Life、JuiceUp的大力支持与赞助。

On September 24th, 2015 the YUAN Space will be opening a new exhibition entitled “Orange Blue – In the Process of a Film”. The exhibition follows Cheng Ran’s process of creating a nine-hour film entitled “In Course of the Miraculous”.

This exhibition is focused on the process of creating the film, not on the nine-hour film. From the very beginning of the process, the artist Cheng Ran began collecting props from and documenting each step of the film production. Ultimately, he discovered that creating a film is a process of sorting, destruction, rebuilding, and exploration.

8 films, depicting the behind the scenes experience of the cast and crew will be displayed on 8 screens. From one actor caught sleepwalking to scenes of traveling in the Chinese countryside, these 8 films truthfully depict the making of the film, but do not overlap with the content of the film itself. The artist wants to show that both the behind the scene shots and the actual film material are both equally important.

These seemingly pointless props are in reality, a record of a moment in time.

To quote the curator of the show, Ms. Shi Li-Sanderson, “The importance of collecting and doing research lies in our ability to explore different eras and to look back on them with a critical, retrospective eye. These kind of records seem to be frozen in a moment, however, contain unbounded potential. This exhibition is focused on investigating this potential.”

The film, “In Course of the Miraculous” is adapted from 3 real life stories. The first part follows the story of the early 1900s British explorer George Marlow’s attempt to climb Mt. Everest. The second part follows the story of the 1970’s Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader’s attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean by boat. Lastly, the film depicts 33 sailors who, in 2010, traveled from Shandong province on the fishing boat named Lu Rong 2682 to the distant seas to catch fish. During this journey the crew went mad and the ship got lost at sea.

Cheng Ran said of the film in an interview, “These stories are all very suspenseful, they are not necessarily easy to watch.”

The 9 hour film is sponsored by the K11 Art Foundations, the Erlenmeyer Foundation, Beijing Lu Sen, and the Galerie Urs Meile.

Special thanks to YUNTOO, BON, Rosewood Beijing, XianLife, JuiceUp for sponsor the exhibition.