Double Punctum 雙重刺點 (2013)

Double Punctum 雙重刺點

Punctum arises from each PHOTO. Punctum exists in each MOMENT OF TIME.  In each BODY, punctum appears in movements. When creativities encounter each other, when punctum overlap, There is a possibility of double expose of illusion in every view of life.

Roland Barthes says ” A photograph’s punctum is that accident detail which pricks one’s feeling. It triggers emotion of the viewer, stirring the sweetness and bitterness of memories”.

When photography encounters performing art, there is a meeting point of the crossing punctums.

Pam Lim, William Mok together with director Loh Kok Man and choreographer Ming Low, reveal the possibilities from the gaze of spectacular sceneries. Hence they decided to depart from photography, utilizing photographs as elements to extend imageries of the work, creating a double expose of photography and performing arts.

The first layer is the photography work and the second layer is the movement creation from body of the dancer. When time overlaps with body, when gaze overlaps with eternity, magic beckons.

This is a multidisciplinary performance of integrating photography, dance, music and theatre. In this collaboration work, the participated artists also include choreographer Wong Jyh Shyong and music composer Ng Chor Guan, creating works using photographs as the aura, enabling us to think about punctum and illusion of time in each medium.

Premiere: 20-23 June 2013 at Pentas 2, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Presented by : Niche Design + Pentas Project Theatre Production 平台計劃

每一張照片都有刺點。每一段時光都有刺點。每一個身體都有刺點。當創作遇見創作,當刺點疊上刺點,每一種生命景觀都有雙重曝光的魔幻可能。

羅蘭巴特說,每一張照片裡,都有一個刺點。刺中觀者的情緒,攪動記憶裡的苦澀甜美。當攝影遇見表演藝術(舞蹈+劇場),那是刺點與刺點的相遇。刺點與刺點的相遇,相互撞擊的,會是什麼樣的新火花?

由Niche Design和平台計劃聯合呈現,攝影人莫育榮和林偉彬製作、平台創意總監羅國文導演的【雙重刺點】演出,即是攝影和舞蹈劇場的相遇。

林偉彬和莫育榮是攝影愛好者,一個是室內設計專業,一個是機械工程背景,兩人從未以攝影為業,卻為攝影付出許多時間與等待,以攝影探索生命的第二層風景。去年他們隨同一群攝影愛好者,踏上一趟景觀絕美的攝影之旅。他們抵達中國福建最美的灘涂──霞浦,扛著厚重的攝影器材,遙遠而安靜凝望這片絕美的海域。淺灘上勞作的農民、竹竿、漁船,形成壯闊又詩意的點、線、面。那些必須從遠處俯瞰的直線弧線,肉眼乍看下並無特別,回來後再看照片,發現那片遙遠的海岸線,有許多風格獨具、極具舞台張力的構圖。那次旅途之於他們,是遠觀遙望,從大片景觀中找出細微的美。

去年初冬,兩人帶同劇場導演羅國文,一同走訪了景觀聞名世界的九寨溝,還邀請舞蹈家劉銘同行。他們不選色彩斑斕的夏季,而是初雪剛過,霜凝為冰的季節出發,凝望寒風撲面中的水墨意象。這次他們不從遠處觀望,選擇微觀最靠近的景色──小花木的微動、風過湖水的聲音、地上霜的小變化等等,以長時間的等待和耐心,換一張張好作品。

回來以後,他們決定從攝影出發,以攝影作品為素材,延伸作品意象,把照片裡的刺點,疊上另一個刺點,形成攝影和表演藝術的雙重曝光。第一層曝光即攝影創作,第二層曝光是舞者的身體創作,當時間疊上身體,當凝視疊上永恆,魔術就有了答案。

這是一個多元媒介的演出,結合了攝影、舞蹈、音樂、劇場等。劇場導演羅國文以犀利的劇場敏銳度,把攝影作品的水墨意象劇場化,以上半場的減法美學和下半場的加法美學,融合本土音樂人黃楚原一貫前衛實驗的音樂,讓留英背景的舞蹈家劉銘和留台背景的編舞家黃志雄,在舞台上舞出截然不同的新語彙──東方與西方、現代與古典、剛烈與溫柔、寧靜與躁動。

【雙重刺點】從攝影出發,思考時間和生命的經緯度,讓觀眾思考,各自生命裡的刺點和時光魔眼。

Production Team

producer & photographer\ Pam Lim & William Mok
director\ Loh Kok Man
dance artist\ Ming Low & Wong Jyh Shyong
music composer\ Ng Chor Guan
set design\ Pam Lim
lighting design\ Loh Kok Man
chinese copywriting\ Tan Yan Tee
english copywriting Translation\ Au Sow Yee
voice artist\ Ghafir Akhbar

stage manager\ Hoe Hui Ting
publicity & ticketing\ Chin Kwee Lin
graphic design\ 38 Tree Egg
lighting assistant\ Lim Ang Swee
set builder\ Maroon Arts & Design (David Wong)
front of house\ Lim Tau Chin, Yeow Lai Chee
stage crew\ Sim Theng Kiat ( Azov Sim ), Liau Pei Yee
stage crew\ Armanzaki bin. Amirolzakri