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三間房間
3 ROOMS

安魂工作隊
Libera Work-gang

《三間房間》並非物質性的三個空間,而是三個抽象性的精神空間。兩個房間是關於1949到1987年間政治犯的生命圖像,其中之一聚焦1945年以後由中國各省離散來台的外省政治犯,另一個房間則是關注本省政治犯。藉由外/本省政治犯的回憶錄、文學創作、書信、劇本、歌謠中擷取的語句,呈現第一人稱訴說的個人生命經驗和思想情志。同時,透過分冊整理的判決書,展示官方冰冷、厚重、帶有控罪性質的文本。兩相對照,明顯地展現個人詩性敘事和官方檔案敘事的巨大差異。政治犯個人微觀生命的彰顯,是對白色恐怖官方檔案的悄然逆襲。


第三個房間以發生於1954年的「火燒島新生訓導處再叛亂案」為主題。嘗試建構該案倖存的政治犯張皆得、彭金木等人的記憶,與90年代至今相關研究展示中對此事件的再現之間批判性的對話。至今為止,針對白色恐怖的相關研究,對於政治犯獄中生活的「國家作為」的監獄管理脈絡,已有相對清楚的介紹;然而,政治犯個人的主觀政治抉擇,以及彼此之間互動的政治面向,仍缺乏討論。因此,安魂工作隊試圖通過政治犯對「再叛亂案」的詮釋,通過作品,開啟對火燒島政治犯的實際生活以及現有紀念園區展示,另一個可供想像的空間。


2018年底,由一群創作、研究和各行業勞動者組成,以「安撫被遺忘的魂魄和重振當代人的靈魂」為宗旨而成立的「安魂工作隊」,以《三間房間》展現了團隊的藝術宣言。


The "Three Rooms" are rather three abstract spiritual spaces than physical ones. In two of the them, images of the lives of political prisoners between 1949 and 1987 are displayed. One gallery is dedicated to political prisoners coming from different provinces in China since 1945, and the other to local political prisoners of Taiwan. The lives, experiences, thoughts and feelings of the local and immigrant political prisoners are presented in first person through quotations from their memoirs, creative writing, correspondence, scripts and songs. Displayed along side is archived court's judgment files in bureaucratic, cold, heavy, verdict texts. The side-by-side display highlights the significant differences between poetic narrative by individuals and the official documentation. The manifestation of the political prisoners' personal life is a quiet counterattack against the official archives of White Terror.


The theme of the third room is the "New Life Correction Center Re-insurgency" that took place in 1954. An attempt is made to reconstruct the event according to the memories of those who had survived the event, including Je-De Chang and Jin-Mu Peng, and to build a critical dialogues with the studies since the 1990s on this case. As of today, the research on White Terror has given a relatively clear presentation of what the state did in managing the prison; while few discussion has addressed individual dissidents' political preferences and their political interactions with each other. Therefore, by presenting political prisoners' interpretation of the "Re-insurgency" in this project, the Libera Work-gang attempts to create room for imagining how the political prisoners' everyday life can be presented and how an exhibition in the memorial park can be curated.


Libera Work-gang was founded at the end of 2018 by a group of creative artists, researchers and laborers from all walks of life with the purpose of "comforting the forgotten spirits and revitalizing the souls of the contemporary people". Three Rooms is a demonstration of the teams' artistic declaration.