Joachim女士的行李箱 Valise de Madame Joachim


 


Installation view at Taipei Fine Art Museum, photos by Taipei Fine Art Museum
 

Joachim女士的行李箱 Valise de Madame Joachim,
2012至今  2012-present
錄像裝置 1分48秒循環 video 12’48” loop, installation

 

這只行李箱為Joachim女士的遺物。

 

Joachim女士是我在南希的鄰居。某日返家時,我在家門外的路邊發現大量被丟棄的家具與生活用品。經詢問後得知Joachim女士的死訊。Joachim女士,獨居,沒有人為Joachim女士處理這些被遺留下的東西。隨著產物售出,Joachim女士的遺物被丟棄在路邊。

 

如往常一樣,這只酒紅色行李箱靜靜地等待著出發,儘管這次的目的地是世上所有物件的終點。

 

我取回行李箱,解開密碼鎖的排列組合。在打開行李箱後,我發現箱內裝滿了各地的旅遊書籍以及關於自然環境的期刊、報紙、Joachim女士的名牌、一件白色的女用襯衫、一張白色床單、一些Joachim女士與友人的往來信件和她的筆記本,還有三個已結束功能的防潮劑。

 

我嘗試揣摩Joachim女士的背景以及她所經歷的情境。由行李箱與行李箱的內容看來,或許Joachim女士是個嚮往旅遊的人,而這個行李箱或許陪著Joachim女士走過了好多地方。

 

或許是延續Joachim女士已然消失的存在、或許只是延續Joachim女士在行李箱所留下的記憶,也或許什麼都不會因此而延續。我想帶著這個已經沒有主人的行李箱到我將拜訪的各個地方,繼續這個行李箱或者Joachim女士的旅途。

 

 

 

This suitcase is the relic of Ms. Joachim.

 

Ms. Joachim was my neighbor in Nancy. There was one day when I got home and found out a bunch of furniture and basic commodities were thrown out on the street. I discovered the news of Ms. Joachim’s death after asking. Ms. Joachim lived alone, and there wasn’t anyone who could handle her relics. By the time when Ms. Joachim’s house was sold, her relics were abandoned on the street.

 

I took the suitcase back, and solved the password on it one by one with an indigenous method. After opening the suitcase, I realized that it was packed with travel books, some environmental magazines, newspapers, Ms. Joachim’s nameplate, one women’s white shirt, one bed sheet, some letters from her friends, one notebook, and three expired desiccants.

 

I tried to figure out the background and experiences of Ms. Joachim. By analyzing the contents in the suitcase, it seemed that she was a person who yearned for travels, and this suitcase perhaps had accompanied Ms. Joachim to many places.

 

Maybe it was made to extend Ms. Joachim’s existence, maybe it was made to extend the relationship between the suitcase and Ms. Joachim, or maybe it wasn’t made to extend anything. I would like to carry this unoccupied suitcase to the places where I am going to visit, and to extend the journey of the suitcase and Ms. Joachim.

 

 

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