柯曉如 KE Siao-Ru

黃泓栩 HUANG Hong-Xe

曾俊傑ZENG Jun-Jie
許芸綺HSU Yun-Chi

我們是一群在找故事和說故事的人。

​《我在綠島遇見新生》

Meeting the freshmen at Green Island

2020 / 繪本

2020 / picture book

 

「新生」意指1950到1970年代被押解到「新生訓導處」的政治犯,由於新生訓導處並非典型的封閉式監獄,而是勞動思想改造集中營,因而當時許多綠島居民都有過與新生互動的經驗。〈我在綠島遇見新生〉是字面上的居民遇見「新生」的故事,但同時也隱喻這些政治犯的出現,而讓綠島居民有了「新生活」。

 

本作品選擇以島民的視角回顧這段記憶,進行圖文繪本創作。以口述資料為文本,跟著當時仍年幼的居民一同經驗這段過往,讓旁觀者成為敘事主體,試圖建立不同於以政治受難者為主體的敘事模式,探索另一種認識過往的途徑。根據搜集到的史料,搭配現況的踏查採集、加入想像元素,以童趣的視角編織具有溫度的小故事,再透過圖像創作,拼湊出屬於當年綠島孩童對政治監獄島的魔幻記憶。

 

除了繪本呈現外,本作品搭配互動工作坊的設計,將這段遙遠失落的記憶帶回當代綠島的孩童眼前,與公館國小的孩子們一起探索這些故事,並在共創藝術引導下,以「我的秘密基地」為主題,透過集體創作,共同翻轉政治監獄的空間想像。

 

A political prisoner detained in the "New Life Correction Center" at Greed Island from the 1950s to the 1970s is referred to as a "freshman". As the "New Life Correction Center" was more a thought reform labor concentration camp than a typical closed prison, many local residents of the Green Island in those days had experiences interacting with those political prisoners, i.e.the freshmen. Meeting the freshmen at Green Island, as the title suggests, tells stories of the residents who met "freshmen." Meanwhile, the title also implies that the arrivals of the political prisoners brought Green Island residents a fresh "new life".

 

This work chooses to look back to this memory from the perspective of the islanders. The picture book is created based on oral materials collected from the islanders, with whom the visitors may experience what the locals have lived in their childhood. It is an attempt to explore another way of understanding the past by establishing a narrative model different from that of the political victims and transforming usual bystanders into the subjects of the narrative. A heartwarming short story is fabricated from a childlike perspective based the collected historical records combined with field survey of current status and mixed with some imaginary elements. It reconstructs, together with visual creative works, the magical memory of the political prison island belonging to Green Island children.

 

In addition to the picture book, this work, combined with the organization of an interactive workshop, brings this distant and lost memory to the children of the contemporary Green Island. Under the guidance of co-creation, the visitors are invited to explore the stories with the children from the Gongguan primary school with the theme of "My Secret Base". Through collective creation, the space imagination of the political prison will be jointly reversed.