To the Lighthouse
To the Lighthouse
艺术家：anusman 、方觉浅、付帅、郝铄、蒋坤、Lea Sprenger、 lilysu、刘聪、李永庚、任瀚、孙伟、石一帆、王琦、袁越、周玥
Artist: anusman, Fang Jueqian, Fu Shuai, He Shuo, Jiang Kun, Lea Sprenger, lilysu, Liu Cong, Li Yonggeng, Ren Han, Sun Wei, Shi Yifan, Wang Qi, Yuan Yue, and Zhou Yue.
Curator: Li Boyan
Sponsor: E.G.G. Team
Exhibition Time: April 1 (at 4 PM) – 29, 2014
Exhibition Location: Egg Space, Shicao Village, Binhai Rd, Zhongshan District, Dalian
在这个已经不作兴谈论意识流的时代里，象征手法、视觉转化，也被视为随着现代主义的波浪越飘越远。英国女作家弗吉尼亚·伍尔夫 （Virginia Woolf）的小说《到灯塔去》，曾是一本十分先锋的书。然而如今回首看这部作品，那简单的故事，和其深刻的人生探索，反差极大。
Stream of Consciousness was first coined by American psychologist William James. He perceives human thoughts as a continuous flow of stream that would not be cut. He says “Consciousness, then, does not appear to itself chopped up in bits … It is nothing jointed; if flows. A 'river' or a 'stream' are the metaphors by which it is most naturally described. In talking of it hereafter, let us call it the stream of thought, of consciousness, or of subjective life.”
In the time when stream of consciousness is not as popular, symbolistic techniques and visual transposition has drifted away with modernism. To the Lighthouse, written by British female author Virginia Woolf, used to be a book of pioneer. If we look back at this book today, we would find that the simple story and the profound exploration of human life post great contrast.
In contemporary art context, stream of consciousness is accepted as the channel through which individuals discover their potentials. Stream of consciousness brings it to our mind that it is possible to escape the control of flowing time and achieve immortal regardless of threaten posted by death.
In this exhibition, we do not have a formal introduction. Li Boyan, the curator, would write a novel following the genre of stream of consciousness, as the introduction, to challenge (and escape from) the flowing of time and eternity. To the Lighthouse is a slogan, a calling, and a collective action.