Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Battle for Harmony And Old Lights

Jackie shared some information on the origins and meaning of "Battle for Harmony" and the origin of the "Old Lights" on Weibo.


BATTLE FOR HARMONY:

答應跟大家分享雕塑「成龍鬥」(Battle for Harmony)的來歷,這是2001年的時候,我在美國與藝術家Julie Rotblatt 与 Omri Amrany 夫妻見面相识后,他們花了整整十幾年时间完成的雕塑作品,全部是用我的各種手形完成的,有五形拳,龍、蛇、虎、鶴、豹,還有答應跟大家分享雕塑「成龍鬥」(Battle for Harmony)的來歷,這是2001年的時候,我在美國與藝術家Julie Rotblatt 与 Omri Amrany 夫妻見面相识后,他們花了整整十幾年时间完成的雕塑作品,全部是用我的各種手形完成的,有五形拳,龍、蛇、虎、鶴、豹,還有. 和平、愛心、和諧的手勢,象徵著戰勝自我和挑戰自我。這次Julie帶著兒子,親自来到上海与我一起揭幕,很感谢他们的到来。還要謝謝我的專業設計團隊,花盡心思精心擺放。歡迎大家將來親自到藝術館參觀.



I promised to share with you the origins of the sculpture (Battle for Harmony). When I was in America in 2001 I met artists Julie Rotblatt and Omri Amrany. They took a full ten years to complete the sculpture. It has my hand in the five fist positions: dragon, snake, tiger, crane, leopard, as well as gestures of peace, love, harmony. It is a symbol of victory over self and challenging yourself. Julie personally came to Shanghai, with her son, to unveil the scultpture with me. I am grateful to them for coming. I would also like to thank my professional design team, they racked their brains to place it in just the right position. I personally welcome everyone to visit the gallery in the future.













SOURCE: WEIBO.COM/JACKIECHAN


AND HERE ARE TWO PHOTOS OF THE STATUE FROM JULIE ROTBLATT-AMRANY:




SOURCE:JULIE ROTBLATT-AMRANY





THE STORY OF THE 'OLD LIGHTS':


筹备5年、建设3年、光是前期建设,我個人已經投入4千多萬,這就是我在上海的電影藝術館,将于今年年底就要正式對市民開放了。我特別選擇了11月8號这个特别的日子,舉行「老燈」的亮灯仪式和「Battle for Harmony」的揭幕 老燈」的來歷吧。「老燈」是我在1997年在美國拍摄《尖峰时刻3》時無意中發現的,聽說是以前上海法租界老洋房里的老灯,被人賣到美國,三三兩兩的被人買走,我便把余下的17盞燈全部買下,放在我香港的家,一放就十五年,我也不知道要用它們做些什麼,結果變成一堆廢鐵擺在那裡。 後來有了上海這個藝術館的項目,我就不斷尋找當時的工藝來維護和修復這批老燈。今天終於落戶在上海普陀區,當亮燈啓動那一霎那,真的非常開心,可以說是回歸上海,也可以說讓我放下其中一個心頭大事。下回再與大家分享雕塑「成龍鬥」(Battle for Harmony)的來歷。



A rough translation:>

Planning and preparation for the construction of the JC Film Gallery took 5 years, actual construction took 3 years. I personally invested over 40 million RMB into the project. The film gallery will open to the public later this year. I specifically chose November 8th to have the lighting ceremony for the 'Old Lights' and the unveiling ceremony for the "Battle for Harmony".

The Origin of the Old Lights

I stumbled across the 'Old Lights" while filming Rush Hour 3. They came from the houses in the Old French Concession in Shanghai but were sold to the US. I bought 17 of the lights and stored them in Hong Kong, but didn't know what to do with them, so they just became a pile of scrap metal. When I had the idea of constructing the film museum I searched for craftsmen who could repair and restore these old lamps. Finally today they are settled in Shanghai. When the light shines from the Old Light I am very happy because it can be said that they have returned to Shanghai. Finally I can let go of this important matter. Next time I will tell you about the origin of "Battle for Harmony".





















SOURCE: WEIBO.COM/JACKIECHAN

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everything happens for a reason... this is one of the basic rule of our life. The wonderful "Old Lights" returned home by Jackie and through that beautiful expressive statute he show us the basic needs of our life is the inner harmony ! We fight through our life to get our inner harmony and these "fights" fill up our life with a beautiful content, amazing dreams to reach our goals and wonderful memories.
<3 I LOVE YO^U^ JACKIE CHAN FOREVER...AND MOOOOOORE !!! <3 ^_^

Anonymous said...

These things are from Jackie's movies. There are still have a lot of work...but I am sure it will be great !!! Wish everything goes smoothly and must be a great success !!! GOOD LUCK...LOVE YOU JC !!!! <3:) ...:((((( and makes everything more your movies are so amazing! Very nice of you !!! I LOVE it soo much !!!







Anonymous said...

Now you made me very curious about his new movie...but I can't see yet...:((((((((((((((((((((( I can't wait to see sooo much !!! I am sure great and unique...because it's a Jackie Chan movie !!! Beautiful photo more some and more

Ayunita Aan said...

Nice photos jackie.U R THIS BEST!!YEARS NGOH OE NEIGH

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