我们写给我们的一封信

 

 

 

乖儿、润中:

 

    你们好。

    看到你们从相识到合作再到现在,已经快两年过去了。我们在这个节骨眼上给你们写信,算是给未来的一系列创作拟一份宣言,通俗地说,就是想鼓励鼓励你们坚持下去,千万别因为感觉到不被理解而放弃了——你们要走的路还长着呢。

    想必在过去的一年多里,你们一定遇到过许许多多不成熟的对于爱情、艺术乃至世界的困惑:为什么这个世上的一切都要围绕着自我而展开?为什么爱情越来越成了一场仪式化的照片秀以及随之而来的消费和景观呢?为什么我们一定要在社会中扮演着社会所期待我们要去扮演的男性和女性的角色呢?

    为什么不试试成为一个人呢?

    千万不要担心这只是痴心妄想。祁克果不就说了嘛,自我存在于激情之中。既然你们都共享着同样的激情,那就有可能成为一个共同体。或者,自我是笛卡尔所说的那样是思考着的东西,你们一同思考一同创作,难道不就是在成为彼此吗?再或者,是海德格尔所说,“自我是社会的”,那这种成为彼此的可能性就恰恰要等着你们今后的作品和思考去解答了!

    爱情难道只是些眼前的和照片中的吃喝拉撒睡吗,这样程序化的规训式的爱怎么够呢?爱情需要思想。王小波对李银河说,爱你就像爱生命。你们也应该把彼此当成自己生命的去爱,一起相通、共存、去创造艺术。你们就是彼此。

 

二零一八年二月五日

乖儿+润中

 

A Letter from guaier+Runzhong to Guaier and Runzhong

02/05/2018

 

Hi, Guaier and Runzhong,

 

              It's been two years since you two met and started working together. We are writing to you at this point, to prompt you to make a manifesto in the future. At the same time, we want to encourage to not give up, no matter how many obstacles there are and will be. This path is long.

              We can imagine that there must've been many confusions with love, art and the world in the past year. Why is the world centered around the concept of "self?" Why does love become more and more ritualistic photo shows and capitalistic spectacle? Why do we have to play the roles of male and female that society want us to play?

              Why not try to become one person?

              Don't worry about that this would only be a dream. Kierkegaard said, that self exists in the passions. Since you are both full of the same kind of passions, then you're possible to be a unity. Or it could be the Cartesian self - aren't you merging together while you're thinking together and collaborating? Heidegger also proposed "the social self," then this possibility of becoming one will exactly be explored through your work and thoughts!

              Is love only the mundanes you do and photograph everyday? How it is enough to just have this socially disciplined love? Love needs thinkings. Wang Xiaobo told Li Yinhe, "love you is like loving life." You should love each other like loving your life, understand each other, co-exist, and make art. You are each other.

 

Best,

Guaier + Runzhong