瞧瞧藝術 ChiaoxArt ｜影音專訪：Aubrey Ingmar Manson, "Faster, Hammers, We're Almost There!"
Updated: Jul 11, 2020
製作｜Joanne Hsieh 導演、攝影、剪接｜Kerry Yang 翻譯｜Joanne Hsieh.
Produced by Joanne Hsieh. Directed, Shot and Edited by Kerry Yang. Translated by Joanne Hsieh. ChiaoxArt 2020 All Rights Reserved.
瞧瞧藝術 ChiaoxArt ｜藝術家專訪系列 Artist Interview Series《Aubrey Ingmar Mason, "Faster, Hammers, We're Almost There!" 》
洛杉磯藝術家 Aubrey Ingmar Manson ，用趣味性的手法，將主題圍繞在女權或各種社會不公義的現象。她使用勞作黏土、紙巾或紙板，各種日常生活用品，讓她可以自由揮灑創造各種形式的作品，小至掌中的香菇花，大至蓋滿整片牆的裝置藝術。 Manson 今年在洛杉磯一戶外藝術空間 “Arvia LA" 的展覽「快點！槌子們，任務即將達成！」（“Faster! Hammers! We're Almost There!”）便是將女權議題完全發揮的裝置藝術。 此裝置藝術建立由她編撰的科幻故事上：觀者被引導成從未來的角度回到現在，一個在天災和氣候變遷，地球將毀，經濟和比特幣崩盤，以及女人在散落於洛杉磯各處的荒廢的泳池畔建立起一個自主社會的故事。以「打倒父權」（"Smash the Patriachy"）的口號為發想，鎚子成為女人社會的象徵符號。科幻又不脫離現實，嚴肅而不乏趣味，Manson 的作品讓觀者細細反芻當代社會議題。
“Faster, Hammers...We’re Almost There!” is a site-specific exhibition by @aubrey_ingmar_manson // Transmitted from the future, a fictional history is presented that recounts the beginnings of a matriarchal society birthed inside of the abandoned suburban pools of Los Angeles in the summer of 2019. As a result of the Trump era administration, the aftermath of the Kavanaugh trial, nationwide abortion bans, the lack of a federal recognition of the equal rights amendment, income inequality between the sexes, and a yearning for female-identified leadership, the matriarchal founders of this new comradery were empowered to take action. Initially, gaining traction was difficult for this group as their ideas were violently objected by the status quo, and they were banished to the fringes of society with their dreams disintegrating before them. They found a symbolic sense of place within the detritus of the Los Angeles suburban landscape in which they could build upon using what they had on hand: napkins to clean up the mess, cardboard to build their shelters, pool floaties to support themselves, clay from mother earth, social-media to spread their message and create community, and hammers adopted as their resounding symbol. Playful yet sincere, the installation at ARVIA presents a collection of these artifacts of cultural and historical importance to educate about the beginnings of the matriarchal founders and their tireless actions to take down and smash the patriarchy, in order to build a community based on creativity and collaboration. "Faster, Hammers... We're Almost There!" offers a glimpse into the hopeful actions of those oppressed to remain resilient in their efforts to build a more inclusive and just society. Special Thanks to Aubrey Ingmar Manson and Arvia LA.
Special Thanks to Aubrey Ingmar Manson.