Director:FU Chang-Feng
Cast:
YANG Kuan-Qian
Genre:Documentary, Art
Runtime:45
Producer:WANG Yae-Wei
Episode:3
Language:Mandarin
Subtitle:Chinese, English
Country:Taiwan
Year:2018 Oct
2019 Golden Bell Awards - Best Editing for Non-Drama
導演:符昌鋒
演員:
楊英風之女 寬謙法師
類型:紀錄片
片長:45
製片:王亞維
集數:3
語言:國語
字幕:中文、英文
出品國家:台灣
年份:2018年10月
第54屆金鐘獎 非戲劇類節目剪輯獎
ISVARA The Art and Life of Yu-Yu YANG / 呦呦自在 楊英風

An In-Depth View into the Life and Works of This Great Artist of 20th Century.

Yang’s daughter Kuan-Qian leads us through the master’s life-long journey of learning and creation. Renowned Chinese artist, environmental designer and architect, Yu-Yu YANG (YANG Ying-Feng, 1926-1997), was born in Ilan County, Taiwan. Being a pioneer in public art in Taiwan, he used stainless steel in his sculptures and showed his respect for both nature and the arts. Over 60 years, he held numerous exhibitions worldwide. Many of his works have now become majestic landmarks.

 

There are 2 major narrative lines. The first one explores the formation of meistro’s creative experience. And the second line stands in the point of view of meistro Yang’s daughter Kuan Qian. Through her reminiscence, she reveals Yang’s family life and personal feelings. Yang’s memory of mother is one major issue of creation seen often in his works. The world-renowned sculpture “Phoenix” takes inspiration from engravings on his mother’s dressing table. The “Phoenix” represents Yang’s eternal bondage to mother. During shooting of this documentary, the crew discusses often with Kuan-Qian talking about her father’s creative process and strong feelings of daughter to father reveals just similar to Yang’s haunting and complicated admiration and reminiscence towards his mother. 

 

About Yu-Yu YANG

Yu-Yu YANG (1926-97) was a prominent sculptor in Taiwan. From the early 1950s into the 1970s, Yang’s work evolved from traditional expressionism to simple abstract forms. He has worked with a variety of materials including paper, cloth, wood, clay, bronze, iron, marble, and stainless steel. During the 1990s, he turned almost exclusively to stainless steel to simply and eloquently express the thematic symbols that appear frequently in Chinese philosophy. His work is included in the collections of many prestigious private, corporate, and museum collections such as the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Sunrider Museum, Los Angeles, CA; World trade Building, Kaoshiung, Taiwan; Taipei World Trade Center; Taipei Fine Arts Museum; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy; The Vatican, Rome, Italy among many more. 

跟著楊英風女兒寬謙師父找尋父親的足跡,從生命、求學、藝術遊歷到創作歷程,剖析這位逝世已20年的當代藝術大師之生命歷程。

本紀錄片由2條敘事線構成。第一條敘事線:探索藝術大師楊英風的養成以及藝術創作歷程。第二條敘事線:隨紀錄片拍攝,透過寬謙法師回溯對父親的記憶,帶出藝術大師家庭生活與個人情感的面向。

對楊英風而言,「母親的記憶與追尋」是經常縈繞在生命的重要創作核心,從童年記憶中母親梳妝台上的鳳凰花紋,到代表性作品《鳳凰來儀》,那是他對母親的孺慕,也是與親人分隔兩地後對母親永恆的追思。

隨著拍攝過程寬謙法師回想起對父親的各種記憶,以及對於日記與創作札記描述的討論,在這些過程中,我們看見子女對藝術大師同時也是自己父親的戀慕,這些記憶呈現出複雜交織的情緒,一如楊英風談及母親時的那種孺慕與後悔不能隨侍在側的複雜心情。

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