The Guide of Surface Reading (series) , 2019
表层阅读指南 (2019)


The Guide of Surface Reading (series)-process 1, 2019
Facebook built-in camera, fleece blanket


The Guide of Surface Reading (series)-process 2, 2019
Facebook built-in camera, fleece blanket


The Guide of Surface Reading (series)-process 3, 2019
Facebook built-in camera, fleece blanket


The Guide of Surface Reading (series)-process 4, 2019
Facebook built-in camera, fleece blanket


The Guide of Surface Reading (series)-process 5, 2019
Facebook built-in camera, fleece blanket


The Guide of Surface Reading (series)-process 6, 2019
Facebook built-in camera, fleece blanket


The Guide of Surface Reading (series)-process 7, 2019
Facebook built-in camera, fleece blanket


The Guide of Surface Reading (series)-process 8, 2019
Facebook built-in camera, fleece blanket

The Guide of Surface Reading (series)-process 9, 2019
Facebook built-in camera, fleece blanket

“Surface reading”, a reading method proposed by comparative literature scholars Stephen Best and Sharon Marcous. As the opposite of symptomatic reading, it queries the assumption that a text’s truest meaning lies in what it does not say, and the hidden meanings need to be explored by careful reading. In contemporary society, the emerging technology and the Internet dissolve the metaphors and interpretations of the text, and the textual meanings remain intuitively on the surface. The Guide of Surface Reading, transformed this literary criticism theory into the behaviors of viewing contemporary art, helping the audience understanding the obvious, perceptible, and understandable content in the artwork. The artist made a series of soft fleece blankets by using social media filters and guiding text. This work can be used as a footnote for any artwork or laying on the ground to provide a comfortable rest area in the exhibition.

“表层阅读”的概念由比较文学的学者Stephen Best和Sharon Marcous提出的一种阅读方式。认为传统意义上 “症候式阅读”对文本的隐性涵义隐藏在文本深处,需要通过细读去发掘的假设已不复存在。当代社会中互联网和新兴技术消解了文本中的隐喻与诠释,使意义直观的保留在事物的表面。“表层阅读行为指南” 将这一文学批评理论转化为观看当代影像艺术的一系列行为,帮助观众体验影像中显而易见的,可感知的,可理解的内容。通过使用社交媒体滤镜和引导性的文本将一系列自拍制作成柔软的羊毛毯。这一作品可以作为任何影像作品的注脚,铺设在地面上提供一个舒适的观看氛围。



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