死脑筋blockhead

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结合当代语境,本土创造以创业初始延用至今的混凝土作为媒介,制成大脑作为“死脑筋”的物化象征。

Combined with the contemporary context, BENTU takes concrete, the material that has been used since founded, as the materialized medium of the status of blockhead.

通过探讨“死脑筋”在当代社会的分化形态,引导关注周遭环境和世界,反视、感知、表达,在互动中不断自我更新与补充。

Exploring differentiated forms of "blockhead" in contemporary society, and guiding the viewers to pay attention to the world and surrounding environment with reverse view, perception and expression, then renew and replenish oneself in the interaction.

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在这个钢筋水泥的世界,物质成为囚困人类的隐形牢笼。不停歇地追逐物质的人们,在快速更新的全球化浪潮下疲于奔跑。此刻,任何没有一点闪光的表面,都不会获得哪怕一瞬的目光停驻。而同一时代舞台,却仍有一群“死脑筋”的苦行僧,罔顾效益公式,自行其道,偏执于一时一事,似乎叛逃于奉行“更快、更高、更强”的当代社会。

In this steel-and-cement world, material becomes an invisible cage for humans. People who do not stop material pursuits are in a race against the fast-changing tide of globalization. At this point, any surface that doesn't have a flash of light won't get even a fleeting glance. However, in the stage of the same era, there are still a group of "blockhead" ascetics, regardless of the benefit formula, and go their own way, paranoid at one thing at a time, and seem to defect from the contemporary society that pursues "faster, higher, and stronger".

死脑筋都有执念,彷佛是有惯性在牵引着,相信甚至是偏执地投入到一个行为当中。不论行为是否重复无意义,不论信念引领的结果是否如愿,“做”这个动作都是持续发生的。社会学家马克斯·韦伯认为:“人是悬挂在自己编织的意义之网上的动物”。死脑筋的过程就像是筑巢,一点点地给自己安全感,现代人便习惯于蜷缩在自我营造的这个舒适圈里。然而,我们究竟是在渴望什么?还是被时代裹挟着随波逐流?

The blockhead will always have an obsessiveness. They believe in or even be paranoid in an behavior as if they have been pulled by an inertia force. No matter the behavior is repeated or not, no matter how the result will be, they just keep doing. The sociologist Maximilian Emil Weber once said "Man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun." Being a blockhead is just like nesting, giving oneself a sense of security bit by bit and eventually curling oneself up in the self-made comfort zone. However, what do we actually desire for?Or are they being carried by the times to drift with the flow?

洗脑

各种碎片化的信息不断冲刷,像是在迷雾中沉浮,来不及去寻找根源。混沌的世界里,我们所信仰的价值观真的属于“我”吗?

Brainwashing

We are facing all kinds of fragmented information every day, such as in the misty fog, too late to find the root. In the chaotic world, do the values we believe in really belong to “us”?

牢笼

人类驯化地像被圈养的动物,我们的意识绝大部分是“虚假的”,是社会所填塞给我们不真的认识。我该追求的“我”是这个社会赋予的身份还是我内心的本真?

Cage

Humans seem are being domesticated like captive animals and most of our consciousness is "sham", and it is what the society that fills us with unreal knowledge. So I should pursue the "I" is the identity given by the society or the truth from my heart?