如果,在邊緣,畫一個座標

邊緣通常指的是瀕臨某種界線或者瀕臨界線的狀況,也意味著外圍的狹小地方。邊陲、島嶼都具有某種地理意義,邊陲即是遠離中心的邊境,島嶼則是四周被水包圍的孤立土地。相較之下,邊緣比起邊陲或島嶼,更能指涉不穩定的狀態。因此,邊緣化通常用來形容人或事物向著主流的反方向移動的現象,也就是非主流、非中心。

非中心、非主流的邊緣化,可以是政治、經濟、文化、地理、種族、性別、生態、價值觀等等各種不同形式的邊緣化。同時,各種形式的邊緣化也可能相互交織,很難個別分割出來檢視,群體也並非純粹而均值的。因此,本藝術季以「如果,在邊緣,畫一個座標」為名,嘗試從邊緣發聲,以召喚邊緣的能動性。並以邊緣為重心繪製座標,以勾勒全新的倫理圖譜。

 

藝術家們從邊緣出發,運用文獻研究、實地踏查、影像製造、文字書寫、藝術行動等方式,敢於挑戰主流規範,抗拒既有的社會秩序,重新進行倫理校正,繪製具有批判性、自主性和解放性的邊緣座標。每個邊緣所在,都是繪製座標的中心。個別的藝術家使用相異的參考系統,繪製出完全不同的邊緣座標。在這些座標裡,邊緣者不再只是人道關懷下的受迫害者,而是具有能動性的主體。2020綠島人權藝術季「邊緣座標」以邊緣視角進行的邊緣敘事,進行解放邊緣化的社會實踐。

If on the margin, draw a coordinate

The margin usually refers to the verge of an area. Borderlands and islands have some geographic significance. Borderlands are regions far from the center, and islands are isolated lands surrounded by water. In contrast, compared with borderlands and islands, margins can better refer to states of instability. Therefore, marginalization is often used to describe the phenomenon of people or things moving in the opposite direction of the mainstream—that is, non-mainstream and non-central.

Non-central and non-mainstream marginalization can take various forms of marginalization, such as politics, economy, culture, geography, race, gender, ecology, values, and so on. At the same time, various forms of marginalization may also be interconnected, and it is difficult to separate them for inspection. The marginalized groups are not pure and mean. Therefore, under the name of "If on the edge, draw a coordinate", this art festival attempts to give utterance from the margins in order to unlock the initiative of the margins, focusing on the margins to draw coordinates in order to outline a new ethical map.

 

Starting from the margins, artists use archival research, field investigations, image production, text writing, artistic actions, and other methods to dare to challenge mainstream norms, resist the existing social order, re-correct ethics, and draw critical, autonomous, and liberated marginal coordinates. Each margin is the center, where the coordinates are drawn. Individual artists use different reference systems to draw completely different margin coordinates. In these coordinates, the marginalized is no longer just the persecuted under humanitarian care, but a subject with its own initiative. In the 2020 Green Island Human Rights Art Festival "If on the margin, draw a coordinate” conducts marginal narration from marginal perspectives to carry out the social practice of emancipating the marginalized.