The Burnning Issue Residency Programme: When (not) to let go – Lee Kit – Talk#4
關鍵議題駐村計劃：甚麼時候（不）放手 – 李傑 – 講座＃4
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(The speech is in Chinese. 演講以中文進行。)
About that figure in the individuality
Moderator | YUNG Anthony
Speaker | WANG Fujui
Speaker | WANG Mei Ling
Anthony Yung moderated a discussion between Wang Fujui and Wang Mei Ling (impersonated by Leekit) about that figure in individuality. Through the two very different artistic styles Anthony Yung tries to grasp the idea of what defines individuality and the underlying meanings. In addition he questions the role of the process and it’s relation to the final artwork.
Lee kit started by presenting himself as Wang Mei Ling, a commonly used name to convey himself as an average Joe. Giving a short speech on the dark side of reality, he said that people don’t underestimate him but instead they just don’t see him. He doubts himself, questions what he was done wrong and apologizes on how he just wasn’t good enough. Lee Kit choose to start this talk as an average Joe to show the frustrations that pounder in everyone’s minds but are seldomly discussed. Lee Kit is interested in those moments where people pounder, like the moments when you stare at something for too long and it becomes surreal; he captures these moments to create moments to remember. Lee Kit believes that people don’t always need to be looking for a meaning or focus point for his works. It is often just a feeling, a moment that each and every person experiences, but interprets differently. Quoting Lee Kit “[you] see, look, [then] you are contemplating” that how he sees his works being evaluated and experienced. He sees the process of creation just as important as the final product, because for him the process of creating is finding these moments and the final product is the creation of these moments. For him there is always a calling or an internal drive, which guides him to what the necessities are for his creations. This calling or internal drives always comes don’t to himself as an individual and his experiences.
Wang Fujui on the other hand see things under a very different light as a sound artist. He creates sounds that bring you to another time, transforming the space. He also makes sounds that can’t be heard but can be felt through the vibrations cause by the sound waves. He uses different sounds that create a dialogue between the viewers and this installation. To him his piece are a feeling, feeling of wanting to do something but doesn’t know what to do. They are often conscious acts of spontaneity. To him individuality is the origin of his sounds, the sounds that he makes are from him as an individual. He creates different sounds that are site-specific for the people and the environment around him. Similar to Lee Kit, Wang presents different moments through his sound performances/projects. Wang’s process is for his works are much more spontaneous yet intentional. However the final product is far most important since that is the production and the moment that he wants his views experience as he experiences it himself.
Anthony concludes that it takes times for viewers to understand that the experience of art is not just simply looking at pieces of works but experiencing the moments that are created by the artist. To truly understand Lee Kit and Wang’s art we must first stop trying to find a meaning and just immerse yourself into their works, because it is about the experience and what you take away from the experiences as an individual. Their works is different to each and every individual because of their personal experience of their works.
Project director: Meiya CHENG
Project manager: Jo Ying Peng
Executive Team: Frankie SU, Yen-Hsiang FANG, YU Cheng-Ta, Fong-Ray Hsu, Chen Hsiautsa, Shu Han Chang
Project assistant: Tiffany Lay
The programme is sponsored by the MINISTRY OF CULTURE