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「如果大家都在看色情片，那麼為何沒人討論它們呢？」Raul Gasque 如此自問，並將此內在必然性延伸帶到公共領域中。
在 Gasque 的假設裡，大眾消費黃色書刊是剖析社會，同時也是使大眾失去動能的工具。透過本場座談，Gasque將會以四種不同階段分享他的看法：
第一階段，透過亞里斯多德式／線性的文本，他將解釋知名色情網站 Pornhub 與零食多力多滋之間的相似之處。在他的理論當中，Pornhub和多力多滋皆銷毀了那份渴望人道主義社會運動的內在慾望，而一種平等的、公平的、互助的社會建構想像也因此落空。在第二階段裡，我們將閱讀不同哲學家、精神學家與作家的文本，以及部分2016年 Pornhub 精選回顧和多力多滋的基礎檔案。隨後，我們將啟動第三階段進行開放對話，透過多力多滋黃色書刊的隱喻來討論社會中的危害。我們將藉由認知心理學家 Noam Chomsky的觀點來分析不同面向的當代社會運動。在第四階段的對話裡，我們將發展出一種隱喻性的姿態追求高潮，以完結多力多滋色情書刊的獨裁政權，產出達達主義式的、離奇而難以言喻的能動力。
Raúl Gasque（梅里達，尤卡坦州，墨西哥，1981）是一名重視觀念性思想的墨西哥攝影師、作家與記者。他的作品著重於人類學、歷史、心理學與其他社會科學議題等系列性的探索，而他個人的生命力求無窮勘探世界各處，並試圖以非傳統視角探索事物的狀態。他在2007年曾任諾貝爾和平獎Rigoberta Menchu 的傳播溝通顧問，這也是他開始從事編輯（因新聞稿）與攝影工作的開端，並在此工作中遇見教導他開展攝影系列作品的攝影師Miquel Deweber Plana。從2010年起，開始為攝影出版品寫作關於攝影、插圖以及繪畫的文章，並為5 Pieces Gallery及南美洲雜誌ANORMALMAG書寫藝術相關文章。他的文字總是優先紀錄新興視覺藝術家的作品，這些文字也在如紐約切爾西的MC Gallery被用作空間論述。Raúl Gasque目前居住於台北，並持續發展關於墨西哥與台灣當代攝影的交流計畫。
Time: 2017.06.16 (Fri), 7:30pm
Venue: Taipei Contemporary Art Center, No. 11, Lane 49, Baoan Street, Taipei (MRT: Daqiaotou Station)
Speaker: Raúl Gasque
This event will be conducted in English.
“If everybody is watching porn, why nobody is talking about it?” Raul Gasque asks himself daily and has the inner necessity to expand this question to a public scenario.
In Gasque’s hypothesis, mass consuming pornography is profiling societies and unmotivating the masses. During the talk, Raul Gasque will deliver his posture through four different stages: the first one is an Aristotelian/lineal text where he will explain the parallel between Pornhub and Doritos. In Gasque’s theory, both actors are working in a parallel, destroying the inner desire to develop humanitarian social movements that may reach egalitarian, fair, and fraternal states. During the second stage we will read fragments of texts written by philosophers, psychologists, and writers mixed with the Pornhub 2016 Review and the Doritos foundational archives. After that we will open the third stage where we will discuss in an open dialogue the perils of society through Doritos Pornography. We will analyze the different approaches of the contemporary social movements through the perspective of the cognitive psychologist Noam Chomsky. The fourth stage of the dialogue will be a DADA mysterious and unspeakable dynamic, where we will develop a metonymic gesture to pursuit a climax and end in a symbolic way the dictature of the Doritos Pornography.
The talk will open with two low production videos, with high and bold content. The dialogue pursues a deep dialogue related with the boundaries between manipulation and sublimation on mass pornography. How does these activity is interacting with the layers of the future progressive and humanitarian social movements?
Hope still there, we will only have to put it out of the grave. But first we have to see through the eyes of the killer: Doritos Pornography.
About the Speaker
Raúl Gasque (Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, 1981) is a Mexican photographer, writer and journalist who works with conceptual ideas. His work is a continuous exploration of issues related to anthropology, history, psychology and other social sciences. His life has been an ongoing exploration in different parts of the world, a situation that has stimulated to try to explore things from unconventional angles. He was the communication advisor of the Peace Nobel Prize Rigoberta Menchu in 2007, where it started to tie his work as editor (for press releases) and photographer, in this work he coincided with the photographer Miquel Deweber Plana, he taught him to develop a work in photography series. Since 2010 writes for publications on photography, illustration and painting. Wrote art texts and articles for 5 Pieces Gallery and the South American magazine ANORMALMAG. His texts always have the priority to transcribe on the work of emerging visual artists, this texts have been exposed as room statements in spaces such as MC Gallery in Chelsea, New York.
R.Gasque is currently based in Taipei Taiwan, a place where he is developing a project of exchange on contemporary photography between Mexico and Taiwan.
About the Salon Spice
In 2017 TCAC is launching a new program series as an attempt to contour future politics by creating a tangible open space for connecting experimental displays and thematic discussions: the Salon Spice. Taking a departure from “body politics”, the Salon Spice will contemplate issues related to social organization and the distribution of political power from two main subjects “sex” and “death.” We will explore how bodies are at the center of this topic, subject to political agency, ideology, cultural symbol, structure and discipline across different cultures. Through a cultural and historical lens, we shall examine how bodies are presented and connected by their representation among individual and collective desires and manipulations in art. Politically and economically speaking, we will investigate how bodies are constantly labeled and classified as heroes, holy figures, witches, or the disfigured. The abnormal, alienated, instrumentalized or body-as-machine figures shall also be examined. These problematic topics will lead us to rethink and identify the real starting point for our very own modernization progress, and link with the symptoms of the contemporary social bodies. Related topics may also extend to eros, gender, identity politics, queer studies, feminism, violence, pain, death, post-internet, cyborg, etc.
The Salon Spice series suggests how to create a 21st century art salon that meets diverse variations of contemporary knowledge production, artistic practice and development of public sphere. It aims to create a co-learning collaborative environment and process for artists and other professionals by building conversations and navigating through research, display experiments, brainstorming, and other artistic communication beyond the form of exhibition-making, and together, exercising the space with fantasy and intervention. This could be considered as one of the strategies for TCAC to expand the public realm and art experimentation, providing a progressive platform for the local art community to explore ideas and intercultural exchanges that can be a part of the public imagination for the art center’s space narration, institutional identity, function and community.