2022臺南建築三年展 -建築：之間的「距」「離」 Architecture : Di-Stances in-between, 2022 Tainan Architecture Triennial
名稱 2022臺南建築三年展 -建築：之間的「距」「離」 Architecture : Di-Stances in-between, 2022 Tainan Architecture Triennial
時間 2022/03/17 10:00 ~ 2022/08/21 18:00
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Architecture : Di-Stances in-between
“距”・“離” ＝ ”Di-Stance”
- Di：有away from , off , out of , not的意思。 因此(di-)更衍生具有through , between , across , by , of的意思
- Stance : 立場、位置、狀態、姿勢
起初，神創造天地。……事就這樣成了。 神看著一切所造的都甚好。-創世紀1-1, 30b-31a
Curation of the 2022 Tainan Architecture Triennial
Architecture: Di-Stances In-between
Distance = Di-Stance
Di: Indicates away from, off, out of, not. The prefix (di-) can mean through, between, across, by, of.
- Stance: Stand, position, state, posture.
Definition: Standing posture; a rationalized mental attitude
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth … and it was so. And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.”-Genesis 1-1, 30b-31a
Genesis 1 in the Bible is rather "architectural": It talks about light, emptiness, air, and water. It tells how to use resources on the earth to create a natural system that all things and people inhabit. This is very similar to architecture.
However, following the growth of various cultures, beliefs, values, and thoughts, the creatures gradually fell from their original state. They grew into their own inclinations in their respective fields, and connection and communication with others were inadvertently lost in their daily struggle for survival. Such a passive state formed an invisible gap between creatures, which led to rejection, misunderstanding, and rupture, and created distance.
“Distance” here does not simply refer to the physical space between two separate entities. In this exhibition, we intended to deconstruct the word “distance” into "di" and "stance" so that it can be interpreted extensively based on the differences between individuals in terms of their standings, positions, states, and postures. If we use “architecture” as the dialectical subject of “di-stance," then the internal focus could be “indoor,” “furniture,” “utensils,” or even “food,“ while “stand-alone building,” “building cluster,” “street blocks,” “city,” and even the larger “environment” could be the external focus for discussion. With various sizes and scales, there’s bound to be a corresponding “distance” between subjects, not to mention the groups of people and social communities involved in it and how their activities of separation, reunion, gathering, and breaking up reflect the complexity and diversity of the real world.
Facing these distances is a crucial first step in the process of getting to know each other and improving relationships. This curation is an art action to confirm the distances between different characters and their own neighborhood. The distance may be the emotional space between people and architecture and food. It may be the psychological distance between home and structure. It may even be the historical distance of a building that has been in the city for 400 years or the distance between the vision and the imagination of the city. The purpose is to interpret architecture in a broader and more open way, to understand that architecture can get even closer to our lives.
As the Bible says, "He has made everything beautiful in its time." So, how can we see that beauty again and realize that the relationships among all creatures are wonderful? How do we look at this world full of complexity and contradiction, beauty, and sorrow from a different angle and find a way to work together for a better future? As architects, we use "architecture" as the key strategy and action to support our existence with commitment, bravery, and confidence, and move toward a future where happiness awaits.
Curatorial Team: Weng Ting-Kai, Sha Sotetsu