介紹 Introduction

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“One Person One Heart” is an installation, video and cross-media socially engaged art about sexual slavery in WWII.  Although this event happened 70 years ago, it is still an international issue that affects the relationship in various countries. Besides the conflict between countries, it can also be a case to study the misconception of various cultural stereotypes, traditional gender roles and misunderstanding about the nature of sexual violence which still has impact on today’s society. This art work tried to engage audience to discuss the human rights aspect of this issue. It is a collaboration of the artist with the people. It shows the view of the people in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, U.S.A., Britain and Saudi Arabia, on the issue of “comfort women”.

People can join the creation of the work through workshops or exhibitions. In the workshops and exhibitions, the history and issue about sex slaves in WWII (comfort women) was discussed. The artist Phoebe Man asked people to draw on the image of a red dot and a heart.  When many of these pieces of paper are lined up to make an animation, it becomes like a heart beating. Through web sites, workshops and exhibitions, Phoebe and Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation collected more than 800 pieces of drawings made by around 400 people from all over the world. This art project has a basic tone of love and peace. It was open for the public to express their views and different kinds of views co-exist. Thus the project provides a better understanding of the people’s views on the subject. Some want justice. Some want peace. Others want to show love to the victims and say “add oil” to them. Some want the wounds should be allowed to heal, for the sake of a better future. Most people thought a responsible government should apologize and compensate the victims to show respect for human rights.

On August 14, 2014, the proposed Comfort Women Day, Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation further elaborated the work and organized “one person one story” event where everyone took turns to express their views. TWRF further developed the public art (hearts and dots) in the form of a big banner. Many people added their hand prints on the banner to show their decisive will to pursue social justice. It became a ritual. This banner was given to the Japanese Consulate, asking them to respond to this event. The original works of the public were shown in  Taipei and Hualien. The video was shown in Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Macau. The work is now showing in Ama Museum in Taipei.

Exhibition History:
Ama Museum Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation, Taiwan
2017/3/8 ~ present

“Stories of Taiwanese “Comfort Women”” Exhibition
2014/12/13-21
Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation, Hualien Railway Cultural Park, Taiwan
2014/11/25 – 12/10
Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation, Stripping Laos, Taipei

Screening History: 

Ama Museum, Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation, Taiwan
2017/3/8 ~ present

Intimate Transgressions: International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Center for Asian Pacific Affairs, United States
2017/9 SIHANG WAREHOUSE, Shanghai, Mainland China.
2016/10/20-2016/11/1 Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan. 
2016/4/2-16 Hangzhou Library, Hangzhou, Mainland China.
2015/10/25-2015/11/3 Inter Art Gallery, 798, Beijing, Mainland China.

Changing rules by funny games and life experiments: Phoebe Man Video Art Solo Screening, Hong Kong Experimental Video Festival in Macao, EXiM: Experimental Moving images in Macao, Macau.
2015/11/15 Oxware House, Macau.

Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video and Music Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2015/11/25-29 KLEX Programme II: Off Track, Lostgens’ Contemporary Artspace, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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“一人一心”是抗議日本政府在二戰期間強徵性奴隸的藝術活動。行動是基於愛,文晶瑩設計了一個日本旗和心的影像給民眾表達意見,結合多個一心一旗,就變成一條心跳的動畫。

相信很多人對強徵「慰安婦」的事件都感到很憤怒,不想慘劇重現,無論在日本、台灣以致世界每一個角落,都不希望有這些違反人權的事件發生。婦女救援基金會和創作者文晶瑩通過工作坊收集了大約400人繪畫的800多件作品。作品顯示了台灣,日本、韓國、香港、美國、英國和沙特阿拉伯人對慰安婦的問題的看法。有些人想要正義、有些想要和平、有些人關懷受害人,跟她們說“加油”。有些人希望歷史傷口能癒合,使大家有更美好的未來。大多數人認為日本政府應該道歉和賠償受害者,以表現出對人權的尊重。有人討厭她拒負責任,認為政府需要面對歷史真相。

文晶瑩視自己的角色是一個起始者,營造空間讓多樣化的意見,經過討論和溝通,凝聚一起,希望能成為一有力的表達。作品展示了多元化的觀點,並堅決反對違反人權事件的發生。2014年8月14日「慰安婦紀念日」那天,作品繼續發展,成為大標語,大橫額,大家又在橫額上加手印,然後送了給日本領事館,要他們回應事件。民眾參與的原作分别在台北和花蓮展出,現場觀眾亦可以即場創作、展出和發聲。錄像作品除在台北、花蓮展出外,更有到澳門、吉隆坡、北京和杭州放映。作品現正在台北阿嬤家-和平與女性人權館作長期展出及讓觀眾參與。

展覽:
阿嬤家-和平與女性人權館 
2017/3/8 ~
擁抱真心–臺灣「慰安婦」阿嬤的生命故事特展
2014/11/25 至 2014/12/10 台北萬華剝皮寮歷史街區
2014/12/13-21花蓮鐵道文化園區
錄像放映:
阿嬤家-和平與女性人權館
2017/3/8 ~ 婦女救援基金會,台北,台灣。
烽火婦女淚——哭慰安婦
2017/7/11 – 2017/8/10
四行倉庫,上海,中國。
2016/10/20-2016/11/1
中正紀念堂,台北,台灣。
2016/4/2-16
亞太事務研究中心,杭州圖書館,杭州,中國。
2015/10/25-2015/11/3
亞太事務研究中心, 北京映畫廊, 北京,中國。
以遊戲玩樂的生活實驗翻轉符碼:文晶瑩錄像藝術放映

2015/11/15
香港實驗影像活動,牛房倉庫,澳門 。
吉隆坡實驗電影節,馬來西亞吉隆坡。
2015/11/25-29
擁抱真心–臺灣「慰安婦」阿嬤的生命故事特展
2014/12/13-21
婦女救援基金會, 花蓮鐵道文化園區,台灣。
2014/11/25 – 12/10
婦女救援基金會, 萬華剝皮寮歷史街區,臺北,台灣。

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