I Got Out of the Car; the Lighting Was Bright by Val Lee


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  • Book Size: 150 x 240 mm
  • Pages: 144
  • Printing: CMYK, offset
  • Language: Chinese, English
  • ISBN: 978-986-99398-3-6
  • Publication Date: 2023 August
  • Publisher: dmp editions
โ€จโ€จ๐˜ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜–๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ณ; ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต
by Val Lee
The works of the artist Val Lee often combine various artistic techniques such as imagery, installations, theatrical arts, and spatial arrangement to immerse the audience in an experience that is neither a dream nor reality. This book, ๐˜ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜–๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ณ; ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต, attempts to extend this ambiguity. It uses two essays by the artist as a foundation to expand the poetic elements within the text. It also combines elements like page layout, images, and excerpts from the artworks to construct a unique time and space for the reader.
This book is a hardcover edition, crafted on high-quality art paper in the UK, with a specific Pantone color print on the cover, emitting a distinctive greenish-blue hue. It employs three time-consuming processes: offset printing, embossing, and hot stamping, echoing the book’s intricate structural layers. The inner pages use different textures of paper and feature rounded corners to simulate a personal notebook’s private feel. It serves as both an artist’s portfolio, a poetry collection, and perhaps even a unique narrative experience created through the book as a spatial medium.
“At first, what Val Lee wanted to do the most was to gather participants at an abandoned banquet hall in the middle of the night. There, they would watch a black dragon-dance puppet twist and turn in the thick fog. Meanwhile, someone would ride a skateboard, drink some fruit juice.”


—— ใ€Šๆˆ‘ไธ‹ไบ†่ปŠ ๅ…‰็ทšๆ˜Žไบฎใ€‹ / ๆŽๅฅงๆฃฎ

ๆŽๅฅงๆฃฎ็š„ไฝœๅ“็ถœๅˆๅฝฑๅƒใ€่ฃ็ฝฎใ€ๅŠ‡ๅ ด่—่ก“ใ€็ฉบ้–“่ชฟๅบฆ็ญ‰ๅŸท่กŒๆ‰‹ๆฎต๏ผŒๅฐ‡่ง€็œพๅธถๅ…ฅไธ€ๆฎต้žๅคขๅปไนŸ้ž็พๅฏฆ็š„้ซ”้ฉ—๏ผŒ่€Œ้€™ๆœฌใ€Šๆˆ‘ไธ‹ไบ†่ปŠ ๅ…‰็ทšๆ˜Žไบฎใ€‹ๅ‰‡ไผๅœ–ๅปถไผธ้€™ไปฝๆ›–ๆ˜ง๏ผŒไปฅ่—่ก“ๅฎถ็š„ๅ…ฉ็ฏ‡ๅ‰ตไฝœ้šจ็ญ†ไฝœ็‚บๅŸบๅบ•๏ผŒๅฐ‡ๆ–‡ๅญ—่ฃก็š„่ฉฉๆ„ๅฑ•้–‹๏ผŒไธฆ็ตๅˆ้ ้ข้ƒจ็ฝฒใ€ๅœ–ๅƒ่ˆ‡ไฝœๅ“็‰‡ๆฎต็ญ‰ๅ…ƒ็ด ๏ผŒๆง‹็ฏ‰ๅ‡บ้–ฑ่ฎ€่€…ๅฐˆๅฑฌ็š„็‰นๆฎŠๆ™‚็ฉบใ€‚

ๆœฌๆ›ธ็‚บ็กฌๆฎผ็ฒพ่ฃ๏ผŒๅœจ่‹ฑ่ฃฝ็พŽ่ก“็ด™่ฃฑ่ฃฝ็š„ๆ›ธๅฐไธŠๅฐๅˆทๆปฟ็‰ˆ็‰นๆฎŠ่‰ฒ๏ผŒๆ•ฃ็™ผๅ‡บ็จ็‰น็š„้’็ถ ่‰ฒๆพค๏ผŒไธฆๅ…ˆๅพŒไปฅ็ถฒๅฐใ€ๆ‰“ๅ‡นใ€็‡™้ป‘ไธ‰้“่ฒปๆ™‚็š„ๅทฅๅบๅ‘ผๆ‡‰ๆ›ธไธญๅฑคๆฌก็น่ค‡็š„็ตๆง‹ใ€‚ๅ…ง้ ๅ‰‡ไบค้Œฏไฝฟ็”จไธๅŒ่ณชๅœฐ็š„็ด™ๆ๏ผŒไธฆไปฅๅœ“่ง’ๅŠ ๅทฅๆจกๆ“ฌ้šจ่บซ็ญ†่จ˜ๆœฌ็š„็งไบบๆ„Ÿใ€‚ๆ—ข็‚บไธ€ๆœฌ่—่ก“ๅฎถ็š„ไฝœๅ“้›†๏ผŒไนŸๅฏไฝœ็‚บไธ€ๆœฌ่ฉฉ้›†๏ผŒๆˆ–่จฑไนŸๆ˜ฏไธ€ๅ ดไปฅๆ›ธ็ฑไฝœ็‚บ็ฉบ้–“่ผ‰้ซ”ใ€ๆ‰“้€ ่€Œๆˆ็š„็จ็‰นๆ•˜ไบ‹้ซ”้ฉ—ใ€‚