临界值 | THRESHOLD
徐悦 | Xu Yue
项目总监 | Project Director：柳力 LiuLi
联合主办 | Organizer：XYZprojects x 半张图艺术馆
301 Zhoujiapai Road.Yangpu District,Shanghai
THRESHOLD is the cooperation project between HALF IMAGE and XYZprojects launched by artist Xu Yue. At the same time, this project is a dialogue of the exhibition named "Dialogue In The Dark" . XYZprojects focused on the memory of architecture and the emotional imprint of urban life. This project will focus on the world outside the window, and explore the transformation projects of urban villages in the process of large-scale modernization, which will be related to the contradiction between the two modes of destruction and reconstruction, that is, intervention from external force or internal spontaneity. In the construction work, Xu Yue would lead her team to repair damaged buildings in the ruins using a transparent texture of the maltose bricks, which results more possibilities from the combination of organic biological materials and industrial reinforced concrete.
“Dionysus speaks the language from Apollo, and Apollo speaks the language from Dionysus, Tragedy is the visualization that Dionysian wisdom made with the help of Apollo's means”. Among many causal connections, the most easily overlooked is the completely hidden part of the whole complex. The reason for the hole is the fear from outside world, which corresponds to the asceticism that advocates directly inward transformation in order to achieve inner satisfaction instead of the outside angle. Therefore, the emphasis of geocentre is to organize and reconcile the inner world. On the other side, the real intention of the critical value is to achieve inner abundance of the state and the exploration of this model through the transformation of the material outside. Together, these two projects reflect their own integrity, echoed and replenish both internally and externally.
Finally, the malt sugar bricks, piled on handicrafts by hand, would gradually melt away in the wind and sun. It would turn to be the skeptical of the impulse itself eventually by means of Apollo-type creation worship. "Threshold value" refers to the condition that the first physical quantity needs to satisfy when the object changes from one physical state to another physical state. In this sense, it served as a connection channel between two mutually antagonistic forms, that is, exquisite dignity and ablation in the process of abolition, which brought many contradictory factors together including mechanical versus manual, destroy versus repair, solidification versus plasticization, enrichment versus emptines, and so on. In summary, the poetic from ruins corresponding to the high-rise buildings, all the combination of beauty and sadness, and the philosophy of "there is nothing" would be interpreted through this project based on the balance between economic, urban development and culture.