Wei Ting Chen
Solo Exhibition｜One Elephant Walking towards another
This solo exhibition is about change. The title of the exhibition comes from the poet Hsia Yu's "First Person" line "Elephants on the earth’s surface walk toward other elephants on the earth’s surface". You cannot know who this elephant is, where he is going, what he is looking for. Just as I don't plan to be explicit, I think the clues are in the four poems that have become the exhibition, my ongoing exhibition format.
He came from that place to this place
He is not about literal meaning
He is about crossing
He does not stop
The dice that keep spinning
We never know what the name means
We just keep looking for the surface symbols
I choose to write a poem of freedom
"Worldly hope must be killed, only then can man be saved by true hope."
----Sören Kierkegaard said,
So, I became a writer in the destruction and reconstruction.
So beautiful, so bad, as if it were another face.
The elephant is not about sadness, but change.
One group, one group
A large group, a small group, a small group
No one is cutting anyone
No one will let anyone
Growing in the same petri dish
That day, it was just a part of a long shot.
But how many people are sad about it.
I don't want to talk about sadness anymore.
But I can always think of that day.
You say, how should we cross
All the how in life is about choice
But I'm just a spinning dice
𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐖𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐨 𝐄𝐱𝐡𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧｜
𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫
𝟣𝟢 𝖭𝗈𝗏𝖾𝗆𝖻𝖾𝗋 𝗍𝗈 𝟨 𝖣𝖾𝖼𝖾𝗆𝖻𝖾𝗋, 𝟤𝟢𝟤𝟤
𝖬𝖺𝗓𝖾 𝖳𝗈𝗐𝖾𝗋, 𝖳𝗋𝖺𝖽𝖾 𝖢𝖾𝗇𝗍𝗋𝖾, 𝖣𝖨𝖥𝖢, 𝖣𝗎𝖻𝖺𝗂