Toy as Medium: FP Assemblage 玩具之間－ 句點聚疊
[中文版在英語版之後。Chinese version follows after the English version.]
TOY as medium－Floating Projects Assemblage session
20 November – 12 December 2016
Opening：2016.11.20 (Sun) 2:00 – 6:00 pm / playing together, conversations
*3 Dec (Sat) “Monster Assemblage” Workshop《用剩物，砌怪物》工作坊 / 4:00-6:00pm
*10-11 Dec (Sat) “Playing Projects” 「玩動日 / 彈珠人和
“FP first B-Daman League”《據點第一季彈珠人競技賽》
10 Dec 2016 / Time : 3:00pm – 6:00pm
“Double Racing Session”《Double賽車時段》
11 Dec 2016 / Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Toy is a kind of common language for us as we must all have played a certain toy when small. How did toys and toy cultures form our childhood and our memory of it? TV, comics and games are toys’ integral components as well as their extension. The show, Toy as Medium, reflects on the media that come alongside with toys. How much of it has become obsolete, or elements of nostalgia in contemporary pop culture? We also hope this show shares with our expat friends the toys that we grew up with. Do come for a direct gaze into our childhood.
A “dreamscape” from childhood is what our setup aims to recreate – it is vivid, fun and resourceful, resulting from the variety of toys and related artifacts in assemblage. This also generates an alienating reality as the “childhood room” for visitors is built with our knowledge, resources and experience as grown-ups. The toys are the same, but we have already grown out of our younger selves.
Toy as Medium is the return of Floating Projects’ “WCH Assemblage” series, which experiments with space and re-purposing of material objects. After several FP members’ solo shows, we now bring back the group show format, which simply makes sense as the display (spatial) strategy and juxtaposition of each of our own “toy histories” is all about collaboration. Together we push boundaries, perhaps even beyond “toy as medium.”
Our setup begins as another of FP’s assemblage sessions, but completes as spatial intervention. While following a specific plan of formal juxtaposition, our goal is to allow ourselves the room to rethink the possibilities of toy through making and playing on the spot, and to rediscover toy as an artistic medium rooted in daily life. The versatile character of the toy objects also turns art into inter-subjective experiences.
[Guest artists] Kenneth CHANG 張梓軒, Fatghost 肥鬼, Jason WONG 黃子珏
John Batten: “‘Toy as Medium’ art exhibition explores art and games” Post Magazine, 3 Dec 2016
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