Play Time





无疑,这个复杂且拓扑的文本难以被形象化,于是在定期开展的读写工作中,将其进行了集体提炼和整理,并对文本中能够被场景化的描述进行再构剧本,并最终构建了一个具有普遍性的、现代人的漫游曲线(ligne d’erre),即“生活的一天”。

Tomorrow and Tomorrow,
Tomorrow, tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time.
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools,The way to dusty death.
Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow,
A poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more.
It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.(From Shakespeare’s Tragedy,Macbeth)

Daily script: work and rest

The most fundamental texts of the project come from the ongoing online chats and regular group readings conducted by Axis Art Project during 2017-18. The contents of the project are the young people's perceptions of history, current events, family, emotions, work, and entertainment from their own still-forming worldviews. In the end, the conversations, which lasted for nearly eight months, resulted in a very complex text in which the fragmented words intertwine and weave reality and fiction in a topological way.

In this network, any reader can easily step into it and does not have to retreat, because it is no longer an archaeological game of knowledge, nor does it seek a standard principle of use; it becomes the time itself - a general theater of everyday life to which anyone can return.

Can the unexpected be brought to us once, in a moment, to jam us into the bug of the whole system, to really become the readers of our own lives. These phenomena, which come from the most direct life and observation, somehow reveal the general situation of contemporary youth, caught in some invisible gap, and with a still active action to think and cope with the ever-accelerating Möbius train of society.

Undoubtedly, this complex and topological text is difficult to visualize, so in the course of regular reading and writing work, the project team members distilled and organized it, and reconstructed the script for the descriptions that could be scenarioed in the text, and finally constructed a universal, modern wandering curve (ligne d'erre), namely "a day in the life".