污名讓那些異常的屬性，透過了某種視覺可見的表徵，被凸顯與界定了出來；肥皂不再只是一塊肥皂、而是做為一種身份的象徵；透過感受與刺激、喚醒的記憶和現實存在微妙的差異性，使得肥皂成為一次真實的感官體。也許當日常變得未知，當我們面對著真實的情境時，感覺才能由經驗中甦醒 ; 而所謂的感覺即是所有發生在皮膜上的事。
“The most honest way to consider stigma is to avoid metaphorical thinking.”
“Stigma” is a kind of social identity defined in relationship through “interpersonal interaction.” And it turns into the cognition of “it seems to be born like this”. The confrontation between stigma and cognition is a process of reorganizing the stereotype. stigmas may not always be on the weak side , the “normal people” may also be overwhelmed by new stigma.
Stigma makes the exceptional attributes highlighted and defined through some visible characterization. soap is no longer a soap, but a sign of social identity, a supplier of sensations. Through the feelings and while using, it will awaken the subtle differences between memory and reality. So after using this unknown daily objects, if we face the real situation someday, this kind of feeling will be awakened by these experiences.
The so-called feeling here is all about those things which happen on skin; when our skin touch this soap, not only a kind of social identity, but also stigma; those feelings of touching connect the memory and the experience, it is more complicated, and it’s not just about the skin.
Soap is a cleaning products, it is simple, but also private; We are generally reluctant to use the soap placed in public, because we always think that there is more dirt on it. Soap has its history that we couldn’t see. In other words, it is more like an actor. When it stand on the stage alone for a long time, the moisture in the air will be adsorbed it and become crystallized. When it was consumed, it became thinner and merged with each other to turn into a droll combination; but after all, it is its own daily routine, keep clean, keep normal, and continue to perform.
攝影 Feng Cyuan, Ku Jenny Fan