Kus Kus Zine

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Kus Kus zine
林君燁 張芮慈

「隨著我們越來越認識『空間』並賦予它價值,一開始混沌不明的空間就變成了『地方』。『空間』和『地方』的觀念在定義時需要彼此。『空間』是個比『地方』更抽象的概念。」—— 段義孚

一個部落的歷史和它的空間之間的關係是一個宏大的命題。Kus Kus Zine是初步將空間視覺解構的嘗試,標誌出一個部落在不同時期、歷經不同外來文化時所留下的痕跡。大開本是強制性的建築,例如廟和學校,一個跨頁裡的左右兩邊,各出現一個地方和那個地方的「神」。內嵌小冊捕捉細微的植入鑿痕,可能是小學裡漢人重新轉譯的部落圖騰,可能是某個紀念碑長時間印壓土地搬走後生成的色差,小開本是從大開本的「地方」中孵出抽象的「空間」文本,期待觀者在看起來平常的風景中生出一點突兀的「蛤?」。

開本:29.7cm x 21cm、21cm x 14.8 cm


Lin Junye and Chang Juitzu

“ What begins as an undifferentiated space becomes a place where we are able to acquaint ourselves with it and imbue it with value … The ideas of ‘space’ and ‘place’ require each other for the very definition [...] "Space” is a more an abstract concept than “place”.
- Yi-Fu Tuan

The history of a tribe and its relationship with its space is a broad proposition. Kus Kus Zine is trying to visualize the deconstruction of the space, bringing to attention the trace of a tribe throughout different colonial times from various foreign cultures. The zine consists of two versions of different size: The bigger of the two is composed of photographs of local buildings which demonstrate the power structure within the tribe from different history periods, such as temples and schools. There is a ‘place’ of the building juxtaposed with the ‘god’ of the place on each spread page. The smaller zine inside focuses on the close-up details of colonial traces - some evident, like the redesigned aboriginal patterns on Taiwanese elementary schools, or how certain moved monuments leave a presence. The smaller zine makes an abstract narrative that draws out the solid and notable spaces from the bigger zine. The intention is to question the viewer and hope that they will find something unexpected within these ordinary circumstances.

40 pages
29.7cm x 21cm (14 pages)、21cm x 14.8 cm (22 pages)
Self published
Printed in 2018