“诞生于1828年的卷笔刀,在一个半世纪后的2014迎接‘黄金时代’ !” 80年代间私人收集被展示的欲望,来自物件拥有者。1980年代至1990年代,卷笔刀是基本教育必备品,也忠实记载着社会人对于生活的认知和对世界的野心。
物件拥有者:顾婧
Collecter: Gu Jing

350只卷笔刀的迷你博物馆- “无处不在的对象”打造 视界艺术中心1空间 3月新展的话题。打造显得“滑稽”个人梦,因展示空间的丛生和展示对象的枯竭而滋生。又因行业身份的流动,使传播智慧被高度开发。

邀请历经身份更替的知识传播者:出版人、资深编辑、专栏作家、媒体平台开发者、艺术史研究者、艺术家,为寻求以他们的认知习惯“描绘”的形。 “作品”被展示的同时也可能回流到他们正工作的平台中。
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Pencil Warriors, a collaborative work in progress, celebrates the humble tool that functions as an intellectual weapon to slay ignorance in the hands of willing students. In modern mythology, the pencil represents the magic wand of literacy that allows the creation of innovative practices for an evolving and urgent future.

Pencil Warriors
Bradley Stephen and Hu Renyi

The visual orientation of the repeated pencil images creates a gestalt shape whose elusive form is obliquely implied by the via negative, the zero point of consciousness, the negative space.

The sound composition of Pencil Warriors builds upon the aural manipulation of pencils as the American artist attempts to write Chinese characters by coping found characters from a language study book, then he erases and writes, sharpens the pencil, erases and writes and sharpens the pencil – until the instrument is too small to function for this particular sonic endeavor.

About the exhibition:
“Invented in 1828, pencil sharpener embraced its golden age in one and a half centuries later. A mini museum made of 350 little pencil sharpeners, will create new dreams and glories for this little tool (friend) who once enriched the life of a little girl.

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