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Talk with Scientists

2015
Installations of View, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu, China

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和科学家聊天 / Talk with Scientists

ME作为化学阻燃添加剂蜜胺(Melamine)的缩写。在中国人的记忆里,他的另一个名字——三聚氰胺,通过“毒奶粉”事件家喻户晓。社会事件背后所附加的舆论导向,使得“ME”不再处于中性的位置。作为具有化学博士研究经历的艺术家张晋而言,如何站在艺术与科学之间,通过与科学家的合作重构一个关于“ME”的传记,成为了他们的实验动因,最终他们将一个由现成品、工作台、影像和装置组成的亦真亦幻的“ME”的现场呈现在美术馆,还原了“ME”的历史以及激活了更为真切的身体记忆。

本次展示的“ME”的作品现场,是该计划的一个实验切片,我们选取了该项目中的影像装置《真相存在吗?》以及《一场生成又随即幻灭的科学实验》。希望透过一静一动,宏观与微观的观看角度的切换,带给观众对于“ME”作为客观之物的别样理解,也触发我们对于社会记忆载体的一次反思。

策展人 / 李杰


Melamine, the chemical flame retardant additive abbreviated as ME ,was known for its adulteration in the “toxic milk scandal” in the collective memory of Chinese people. The guidance of public opinion added to the social events has deprived “ME” of its neutral position. As an artist with a PhD in Chemistry, how to reconstruct the tale of “ME” through cooperation with scientists between art and science has become the motivation of experimentation of Zhang Jin. The final presentation of “ME” consisted of ready-mades, workbenches, video and installations in the museum, will restore the history of “ME” and activated a more realistic physical memory.

The present show of “ME” is an experimental slice of the project, we have selected the video installations and of the project and hope to offer the audiences an alternative understanding of “ME” as an objective thing, through the static and the dynamic by switching between the macro and the micro point of view, and to trigger a reconsideration of the carrier of the social memory as well.

Curator / Li Jie