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“中西合璧 · 翰墨華韻“ 全球巡演第5季 ART TO POETRY TO MUSIC - The 5th Season

世界中國學研究會

漢字的生命 -《觀象-無形》© 大型晚会

原創:趙宏【中】閻偉紅【美】

總導演:閻偉紅【美】

 

“3,000年前漢字書法,與今天西方簡約主義藝術有著異曲同工之妙” - 閻偉紅

 

一場書法與西方簡約主義(MINIMALISM)、超現實主義(SURREALISM)、歌劇和古典音樂美學的靈魂大碰撞

暂定地點/時間:2017年秋,奧地利維也納奧迪恩劇院

書法家:趙宏;古箏演奏家:丁雪兒;美國舞蹈家:ELIZ LEEANN;德國超現實主義大师:SIBYLLE SCHWARZ;美國歌劇演唱家:Victoria Livengood; 英國歌劇演唱家:Justin Lavender;中國作曲家:邢三令;美国燈光师:Ethan Cai.

"FORM & FORMLESS"/"VISIBLE & INVISIBLE"

Chinese Calligraphy Meets Western Surrealism & Minimalism

“Chinese developed the minimalist doctrine of visual arts that are seen today  3,000 years ago” - by Weihong Yan

Director & Curator: Weihong Yan

When & Where: Odeon Theater, Vienna, Austria, September 5th, 2017 (Tentative)

Starring: Calligrapher: Hong Zhao, Guzheng: Xue-er Ding, Artist: Sibylle Schwarz; Dance: Eliz Leeann, Opera: Vitoria LivengoodJustin Lavender, Othalie Graham; Music: Sanling Xing; Lighting: Ethan Cai

“中西合璧 · 翰墨華韻“ 衝刺葛萊美獎

宗旨:“中西合璧 · 天人合一”— 追古溯今,跨越時空,融合中西,探索多維度藝術美學。

GOAL: TRACING THE PAST, DRWING THE FUTURE

"FORM" IN SEAL SCRIPT - by hong zhao

觀象”一詞源于《易經》,取漢字源于對自然的效法、提煉之義。正如許慎《說文解字序》所稱,先民“仰則觀象於天,俯則觀法於地,視鳥獸之文與地之宜,近取諸身,遠取諸物……知分理之可相別異也,初造書契”。漢字正是先民通過“觀象”發現了萬物運行之規律和各種事物之特徵,加以區別,遂成文字。

"FORMLESS" IN CURSIVE SCRIPT  - by hong zhao

“無形”一詞源于老子《道德經》之“大象無形”。“大象”是老子所稱的“大道”和一種至高無上的境界。漢字即“觀象”的產物,漢字由甲骨、金文而至小篆,象形性經漢代“隸變”後大弱而趨符號化,再由隸及楷,以致行書、草書,漢字已從僅僅記錄語言,發展成人們抒發性情之“心相”,其跡漸由可認之形演變為“抽象”之形,乃至“無形”,所謂“復歸於樸”。

 

Glossary:

名词解释:

观象:

无形:

心印:【心印】(佛学术语)禅之本意,不立文字,不依言语,直以心为印,故曰心印。谓之以心传心,以心印心,心心不异。

先民觀乎天地萬物之象,繪為文,演為字,形諸筆墨,施於甲金簡楮,篆隸真草,融古鑄今,涵泳中西,裁成一相,合乎極簡,化為無形,是為心印!

"FORM & FORMLESS"《觀象無形》“中西合璧 · 天人合一”, Harmony between the human and nature, and between East and West.

Chinese Ancestors observed the universal things and signs, and phenomenon of which evolved into creation of the writing or text on Oracle bronze, we called it bonze script, or engraved on bamboo pieces, as well as on bronzeware,  which was called Bronze Script, and bamboo writing, later on, people wrote with brush and ink on paper, after Oracle bronze script and Bronze Script, the Seal script, Clerical script, regular script, and cursive and running scripts were come into use, the process of writing history has been 5000 years, from the beginning of 

pictographically to later abstract idealogical script of Chinese characters, which it is also a process of understanding of human toward nature of merging Chinese philosophy into western real and surreal of consciousness and unconsciousness into its modern minimalism, it is also what we call it FORM and FORMLESS, and this finds a similarities between Chinese and western philosophies. In Taoism, we call it “xinyin“ meaning a kind of epiphany,  heart to heart, heart to mind of Zen understanding without language and words, we, easterners and westerners basically are connected.

Aesthetically, this performance has mixed both eastern and western ideas in depth of Conscious and Unconscious between Chinese writing and western aesthetics thoughts, and resulting a XINYIN of epiphany in Zen philosophy understandings. 

How to understand FORM & FORMLESS?

Chinese ancesters made characters by observation and inspiration from nature with their intuition. "FORM refers to visibility, or tangible, meaning 观象 which refers to "observation of nature", literally meaning, observing nature or universe. "From the ancient writing reflecting the realism of nature, and the the vast majority of later invented Chinese characters evolved into abstraction styles, generally, you will see the process of evolution of Chinese characters are like more and more illogical and abstract, from the early characters on bones or shells to the later cursive styles on paper, we can see, in general, is a rational and irrational evolution process were existed, this process of evolution is very interesting, it shows behind the human thinking it envolved the Conscious and Unconscious thinking activities combined with the observation of all things associated with the universe over 5000 years. Th today's program, it seems like it is all about the Chinese calligraphy, in fact, this program is the calligraphy and Western and Eastern art aesthetic fusions, and this is very unique program.

How to Understand "Calligraphy Meets Western Surrealism and Minimalism"?

From the perspectives of Chinese and Western aesthetics, and comparing today's Western surrealism with Chinese calligraphy, they have great similarities. As we all know, Western famous surrealist artists are: Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, René François Ghislain Magritte, etc., for instance. One of the core theory of surrealism is illogicalness in the paintings, their artworks highly reflect the artist's subconscious level of the expression of things in their minds. Interestingly, when Chinese ancesters made characters, they also have such a subconscious mind of the process. As "Shuowen Jiezi", one of the oldest Chinese dictionaries in analizing characters mentioned: "When raising up your head, you can view the sky, while overlooking the land when your chin is down, meanwhile, human also see the birds and animals, for the nearest, you see your own body, for the farest, you see all of objects in the universe." "knowing these points and the differences of all things of the universe which inspired human to create writings. This completely shows that the process of writing Chinese characters as non-phonetic characters, like Eroupean writing system, is the same as the process of painting's sources of ideas. You cannot avoid the consciousness and unconsciousness thinking process. This kind of "thinking pattern" connected two world together. The 5000 years of Chinese characters evolved more of the thinking of the abstract and abstract expression, and formated of a huge completely writing system, it is very stunning! The process of non-logical thinking of surrealism is in good agreement with Chinese characters. The evolution of Chinese characters, in addition to a few early hieroglyphics, to the later majority of the characters became a non-logical ones, which, Chinese characters and surrealism is very consistent, from hieroglyphics evolved into cursive style after this surrealist shape more Highlighting, with the passage of time, thousands of years have passed, from the early logic of the words invention, and the later Chinese characters themselves become more non-logical. Therefore, we use the "FORM" of the performance is a metaphor, refers to the Seal Script over 2500 years old, and "FORMLESS" refers to the cursive style which means surrealism, elaborating the evolution of Chinese characters from realism to  surrealist evolution process, the fusion of art. In this way, the unconsciously, and minimalistly, the surrealism and calligraphy are interpreted each other behind the subconscious thinking, It is a very good way for Westerners understanding the calligraphy, it is what Taoism says XIN YIN that is a heart to heart, a heart to mind without words and language.

 

Therefore, the overall idea of ​​our performance tonight is the combination philosiphies of Chinese and Western, calligraphy and Western minimalism, surrealism integration. We call it: "FORM & FORMLESS", so this is Harmony between the human and nature, and between the East and the West.

 

演出服

以六种不同的中国古典服饰循序出场:甲骨文服饰、金文服饰、篆书服饰、隶书服饰、楷书服饰以及行草书服饰,服饰与文字演变也演绎着文化的发展与变化,二者相互呼应,演示5000年文明。

演出服国际合作机构:世界著名服装品牌奥地利BARBARA ZACH

演出服合作机构:Barbara Zach
奧地利維也納奧迪恩大劇院

古筝:XUE-ER DING

書法:HONG ZHAO

原創/導演:WEIHONG YAN

歌劇伴唱:JUSTIN LAVENDER

超现实主义:

SIBYLLE SCHWARZ

作曲:SAN LING XING

歌劇伴唱:Phillip Larrimore

歌剧伴唱:

Victoria Livengood

世界巡演

《觀象-無形》

"FORM & FORMLESS"

歌剧伴唱:

Othalie Graham

世界巡演

《觀象-無形》

"FORM & FORMLESS"

​世界中國學研究會
The World Association for Chinese Studies
 

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