12 Omokage

2018/3/30 - 2018/6/9
Opening 2018/3/30 14:00
Suho Memorial Paper Museum, Taipei
Supported by DESIGN ISSUE

The Omokage mask has 12 layers of Taiwanese paper, each of which represents a single month of a tree’s memory. ‘Omokage’ is a Japanese word meaning a vestige or an image of somebody who no longer exists. ‘Omo’ means face; ‘kage’ means shadow. The history of this paper museum inspired the use of this word in the exhibition concept. Paper is one of the first external storage devices. Now that most people are connected to the internet, we have started fusing our memories with its gigantic online storage. In the same way that we upload family photographs to the internet, wearing this paper mask is an experiment in synchronising our memories with the forest. Dancing with this mask on is a process in resonating your body and senses with nature, which is an alternative way of saving your identity data. Imagine that there was once a forest where you currently stand. The opening performance and mask making ceremony will be open to the public. We will create a circle and a rhythm as one tribe. Rather than being divided or defined by cultural and political borders, we will all be connected to the same forest.

12 面影

藝術家│MIKI TADAIMA KADOKURA 門倉未來
展覽時間│2018/3/30(Fri)~2018/6/9(Sat)
開幕表演活動│2018/3/30(Fri) 14:00

主辦單位│樹火紀念紙文化基金會
協辦單位│DESIGN ISSUE

面影(Omokage)源自日文,Omo是指「臉」,Kage則是「影」,面影意喻著靈魂之影像或是遺痕。由12層台灣紙所組成的面影面具,每一層紙隱喻著每一個月的樹之記憶。

此次策展概念源自於樹火紀念紙博物館的歷史,「紙」其實是第一種承載記憶的外部載具。但如今大部分的人們透過網路,將記憶上傳融合於巨大的線上儲存裝置,例如將家族照片上傳到網路。戴著紙面具是一種同步個人記憶於森林中的實驗;想像你所站立之處,曾有一片森林,而戴著面具於其中跳舞,不僅是一種身體、五感與自然共鳴的過程,也是另一種保存個人識別性的方式。

透過開幕的舞蹈表演,我們將會創造一種循環與韻律,如同共存於一個部落,不再被文化及政治疆界分割或定義,我們都將被連結到同一片森林。