Friday, December 9, 2011

If I Were The Owner of a Movie Theater

If I were the owner of a movie theater, my position would be the one that was sitting at the exit saying good bye, good night to all the movie goers.

If I were the person sitting at the exit, I would have let the two ladies who came 15 minutes late for the last screening time to get in, to buy their tickets even though they had missed the 10 minutes advertisements, 3 minutes of the opening credi...ts, two bites of pop corns.

A movie theater should open their ticket boot until the last movie in the theater started to run their ending credit; in fact, it should close at the same time when the person sitting at the exit finished his job greeting the last person who yawned and walked out of the theater.

I think, being rejected at the doorway inside the theater showed a serious decline of human nature. Ten to twenty projectors running inside the house with hundreds of empty seats, two people were willing to pay full to go in and watch a movie, and you wouldn't allow that? This is why I considered the position at the exit was the most important; this person should never had to listen to others' command, but based on what he or she felt what had to be done was right. This important person, was supposed to be the closest to the customers who came to the theater. He or she could see the excitement of the people who come to see a movie, and also see the effects that movies had given to them. This close-to-your-heart man should have the right to observe and make decisions based on situations like what happened tonight to those ladies who got rejected by the "MANAGER".

The decline of human nature, I can see that simply by standing inside, or not even INSIDE that cold empty theater entrance with no ticket booth but dropped-dead gates.

Go to movies people, share some tears and laughter, with strangers, with Roger (and Jessica).

Thursday, December 8, 2011

金馬獎觀摩影展


http://www.goldenhorse.org.tw/ui/index.php?class=ghff&func=programme&work=detail®ist_id=433&search_regist_year=2011&lang=en&switch_lang=1


這邊只是為自己在網路上留個資料。沒什麼內容真不好意思。
我目前正在開始準備申請藝術家簽證,難上加難的一種簽證,但是因為具有挑戰性所以我決定試試。

Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival

http://www.mactv.com.tw/mactv/news.htm?classid=14&id=14


Last summer, I participated in an art festival in Seoul. This is a news clip that briefly introduced my work.

So go to August 21st, click on 350K.
It's a news website, so it includes other news as well. You probably have to wait a bit to see the report of the show.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Secrets of the Artist

看完Dr. Seuss, 這位美國家喻戶曉,很多人閱讀他長大的插畫家,廣告設計者,童書作家的展覽,我感覺很平易近人。
有可能是因為去看展之前已經開始閱讀他的傳記,也有可能,我也是那閱讀他作品長大的小孩之一;不過跟Disney 與 宮騎先生的作品比起來,我只是路過賞花了一番。
路過賞花般都記憶猶新的,那真的是有他的奧妙之處。
原來這位神話般的人物,是屬於海名威時期的人ㄟ。如同Woody Allen的Midnight In Paris, Dr. Seuss 在巴黎也見過海名威;第一次把這兩人的時空結合,軸現突然從天空降落到了地面。
這個展覽的最後部份,展出了一系列在他過世之前都未曾公開的作品,說是他夜晚自我娛樂之作,想像死後會被找出來吧;有些用原來的名字簽了,也有些用其他筆名。他們通通藏在一道隱藏式門板後頭。
... 其實是可以這麼柔軟;白天工作,為理想打拼,晚上自我餘興的人格就出現在畫布上。
學生同學問:啊 好多裸體的人,為什麼不給他們穿衣服?
我說:你看她的世界,身後叢林闊葉,一股腦的又騎在一隻怪動物上,獨身一人,你覺得她需要多我們這些布料遮遮掩掩嗎?
後來我又解釋道:所以他們才都藏起來自我娛樂嘛~哈哈哈哈哈(已經開始習慣在他們面前大笑,他們也習慣我的亂七八糟)

這一批“夜晚的作品“雖說是自我娛樂,藏起來沒有公開的,卻也是很用心地畫完,簽字。日夜的差別,不在用心程度,而差在一種責任感的表現。身為童書作者與畫家,他願意為他的小粉絲們做個榜樣,但同時,他又了解不去失去那本來也就屬於他個性的一部份。

前幾天我也問了五六個學生同學:假如,你有位老師(美術老師),受聘做個色情動畫,播放在餐館裡頭,你們說怎樣?
一個女孩馬上搖頭說:No.
No. Why?
她又搖搖頭,說不要。繼續問,她也說不出個所以然。

我想不管他們認為這位“美術老師“指的是不是我自己,或者不管如何,對於“老師“的期許還是有她的標準。大眾對於老師的想像也有他的準則,有時候別越過也是好,但也不代表老師他沒有那“夜晚“的一面。

當課後老師還挺爽快的。因為課後老師有被額外的那種悻悻然,卻也有那種遊走於邊疆的逍遙自在!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

偶爾

偶爾要改成不時與常常
因為偶爾的接觸,不管是觸覺的,視覺的,嗅覺的,都因為不常所以遲鈍。
遲鈍後的偶爾會驚嚇過度然後呼吸心跳失調。

停機了,因失調了。