Art project,Jingdezhen jiaozi  / 艺术项目,景徳鎮餃子

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Preface

With the latest modern technology, it is not difficult to manufacture thousands of identical objects. And it is true that such a technology sustains our societies today. However, it seems that the more technology advances less the people needed….. In another word, our daily life is getting more convenient but we might be getting less “human” than before….  However, since Covit-19 broke out, many things changed in our life, Humanity, as well as socio-cultural value, seem to become more discussed in the field of art in the world.                    In the period that the world is not as safe and perfect as we thought, it may be important to observe our societies again and consider essential human happiness and vital notion through our traditional customs and local cultures.  

To me, art is to express a social, philosophical, or political question. We are living in a period of diversity and pluralism. I am interested in the whole entity of human beings and what is happening around the world.  Art does not help people as medical science does, nor does it offer spiritual support as religions do. But art may make people think, realize and act.

Jiaozi can be one of the most common foods in China. It is found even in the three-kingdom period (220 to 280 AD) and there are several variations in shapes, ingredients as well as cooking styles. It is a Chinese tradition that the family is gathered and make jiaozi on Chinese New Year. Every family has their own specialties when they make jiaozi. It is “family taste” that is “input” in his or her memory and can remind them of past events such as talking with a grandmother or eating jiaozi with relatives …… Jiaozi is a kind of memory device that recalls your past and evokes emotions.   

In this project, porcelain jiaozi was made by people who come from all over China and live or visit Jingdezhen.  Jingdezhen is one of the important cities in the history of ceramics. A variety of ceramics technologies were invented and prominent tableware was produced.  From the ancient time period, ceramics were handmade and countless people were involved in the ceramics industry for thousands of years. The porcelain Jiaozi was made with Jingdezhen kaolin clay and was shaped one by one with their hands following its tradition.  

Kazushi Nakada

前言

凭借最新的现代技术,制造数千个相同的物体并不困难。这样的技术确实支撑着我们今天的社会。然而,似乎技术进步越多,人们所需要的就越少.......换言之,我们的日常生活越来越方便,但我们可能会变得比以前更少"人性化"......然而,自从Covid19爆发以来,我们生活中的许多事情发生了变化,人性以及社会文化价值似乎越来越多地在世界艺术领域被讨论。

在这期间,世界已经不像我们想象的那样安全和完美了,再次观察我们的社会,并通过我们的传统习俗和当地文化来考虑基本的人类幸福和重要的观念可能变得更为重要

对我来说,艺术就是表达一个社会、哲学或政治问题。我们生活在一个多样化和多元化的时代。我感兴趣的是整个人类的存在和世界上正在发生的事情。艺术既不能像医学那样帮助人们,也不能像宗教那样提供精神的支持。但是艺术也许会让人们思考、意识和行动。

饺子可以是中国最常见的食物之一。它甚至在三国时期(公元220年至280年)就被发现了,并且它在形状,食材以及烹饪风格都有着好几种不同的变化。在中国的农历新年,全家人聚集在一起包饺子是中国的传统。每个家庭所包的饺子都其独特性。那是一种"家的味道",在他或她记忆中被"输入",可以唤起他们对往事的记忆,比如与祖母交谈或与亲戚们一起吃饺子...饺子是一种促使你回忆过去并唤起你内心情感的记忆置。

 

在这个项目中,制作瓷饺子的人来自中国各地,他们有些是生活在景德镇的,有些是来访问景德镇的。景德镇是陶瓷历史上重要的城市之一,它发明了各种陶瓷技术,生产制作了驰名的餐具。从古代开始,陶瓷就是手工制作的,数千年来有无数人参与了陶瓷行业。项目中的瓷饺子是用景德镇高岭土制作的,并按照传统手法一个一个地用手工塑形捏制而成的。

中田一志