Sensefield
Sovereign Worlds 主權世界
Taipei, 22-26 November 2019

About 關於


Sensefield – in Chinese 感野 gǎnyě, literally ‘field of senses’ – is an interdisciplinary exhibition committed to showcasing experimental ethnographic art in Taiwan. In its second iteration, titled Sovereign Worlds, this exhibition foregrounds works of ethnographic art and practice-based ethnography that focus on sensory experiences of sovereignty. Inspired by Ann Cvetkovich's idea of a “sovereignty of the senses” – according to which sovereignty is an embodied practice that is both learned and articulated through agential and affective engagement over time – the artworks showcased in Sensefield 感野: Sovereign Worlds aim at unsettling the concept of sovereignty from the politico-legal poles of the individual and the nation, and to explore instead the continuum of identities, communities, and networks involved in its production. Sovereignty is a process shaped by how we sense our worlds, which are in turn unmade and remade through sensory productions.

Organized in collaboration with the 2019 edition of the Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival (TIEFF) and extending its theme Visions of Sovereignty to other sensory domains, Sensefield 感野: Sovereign Worlds is supported by both the National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF) and the Taiwan Association of Visual Ethnography (TAVE), and it brings together artworks by internationally recognized artists and anthropologists from Canada, Nicaragua, United States and Taiwan who are currently experimenting with new configurations of ethnographic knowledge and sensory mediation. By juxtaposing the ethnographic concept of a bounded ‘field’ (野) with the experiential category of ‘sense’ (感), Sensefield 感野: Sovereign Worlds confronts audiences with processual articulations of sovereignty that challenge and expand established definitions of the term.

感野,字面上意思為「感官的田野」,是一個跨人類學與藝術領域的展覽,為台灣帶來具實驗性的民族誌創作。在台灣,儘管人類學有其長久的學術淵源,而當代藝術的發展也蔚為成熟,但以兩個領域聯合的名義策畫的行動尚在起步階段。身處邊界進行探索的藝術家和人類學者,在以民族誌創作為基礎的實驗行動上,還有相當大的開拓空間。第二屆「感野」的主題為「主權世界」。這來自於渥太華卡爾頓大學婦女與性別研究所的教授和主任 Ann Cvetkovich ,提出「感官的主權(sovereignty of the senses)」說法:「主權,並非僅是對於個人或國家的抽象概念,它其實是一個集體長期在感官,以及情感上的學習及操作。」本展覽收錄的藝術作品們,意圖動搖主權個體或主權國家在政治及法律面向上確立的概念,並從「我們如何感知世界?」的角度出發,探討身份認同、社群、網路如何造就及重塑了「主權」。

《Sensefield 感野:主權世界》與2019年台灣國際民族誌影展,(TIEFF)合作舉辦,將今年主題「看見主權」擴展到更多元感官的領域,本展覽得到了國家文化藝術基金會(NCAF)和台灣民族誌影像學會(TAVE)補助,匯集了來自加拿大,美國和台灣的國際知名藝術家和人類學家,他們嘗試以新的感官媒介來製作民族誌形式的藝術品。而通過連結有界的「野」(field):民族誌概念,與無邊的「感」(sense):感知體驗,本展覽將帶領觀展者感受「主權」的形成過程,挑戰並擴展了「主權」一詞的既定定義。

Director 主任: P. Kerim Friedman 傅可恩

Curators 策展人: Lee Tzu-tung 李紫彤 & Gabriele de Seta 胡子哥

Translator 翻譯: Tzu-hsi Kao 高子璽

Artists 藝術家


Yen-ting Hsu 許雁婷

Yen-ting Hsu 許雁婷

Taiwan

Jon Cates

Jon Cates

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Lee Tzu-tung 李紫彤

Lee Tzu-tung 李紫彤

Taiwan

Robert Lemelson

Robert Lemelson

Elemental Productions

Briana Young

Briana Young

Elemental Productions

Maple J. Razsa

Maple J. Razsa

Colby College

Milton Guillén

Milton Guillén

Northwestern University

Kiven Strohm

Kiven Strohm

National University of Singapore

Artworks 作品


Sounds delicious 聲色可餐

by Yen-ting Hsu 許雁婷

鬼鎮 (Ghosttown)

by Jon Cates

Writing the Time Lag 時差書寫

by Lee Tzu-tung 李紫彤

Tajen: Interactive

by Robert Lemelson & Briana Young

The Maribor Uprisings: An Interactive Documentary

by Maple Razsa & Milton Guillén

The Order of the Third Bird

by Kiven Strohm

Visit Us 來看

Location: Rooms 129/131 & 143, Bopiliao Historical Block (Guangzhou Street), Wanhua District, Taipei
場地: 台北市 萬華區 剝皮寮歷史街區 廣州街 129/131號 & 143號

Visiting hours: November 22-26, 10:00-18:00
開放時間: 11月22日 – 11月26日, 10:00 – 18:00

FREE ADMISSION 門票免費