黃心健 創作計畫:月天蠶
Digital Sculpture: 月天蠶月天蠶
壓克力,特殊印刷,鋁製框架,燈箱
W35 x H35 x L35 cm x 4 boxes
2005-06-10
 

數位片層雕塑

故事

夜晚時分,各式各樣的飛蛾佔據了天空,包括哥倫比亞蠶蛾與其他大型月蛾都飛向空中那巨大的光球。然而,雲層的變化以及地球磁場,對月光造成不同的影響;加上近幾年來太空垃圾的阻擾,讓這段旅程更加危險。許多飛蛾在半途中死去,使我們更難得知,它們是如何歷經生命的終點。誠然,望遠鏡多次記錄下它們俯衝進月球巨大坑洞的過程,但是,這些紀錄都無法解釋,究竟這樣自我犧牲的舉動,到底是為了進化的目的、或者蛾類只是不自覺的受害者?

創作的想像

月天蠶的創作想法,來自於蛾類夜晚以月光導航的天性,在人類發現了人工光源後,本來無往不利的天賦,卻成了自殺的行為,而月的盈昃,想像如同單細胞生物的吞噬行為,將飛蛾消化殆盡。這件作品,以月天蠶被月球吞噬的想像標本,結合了與飛行相關的文字故事與科學事件,轉換成為四本菜單,當觀賞者欣賞這件作品,他們的行為,如同以眼睛享用由主食到甜點的視覺食糧。

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記憶的標本

在2004年底開始這樣的創作形式,我稱之為『記憶的標本』。
這些標本的源頭,是從我腦中的記憶而來,所以稱為『記憶的標本』。它結合了切片標本,雕塑,以及書本。其形式,是在片狀的壓克力或玻璃上,印製一系列的圖像,再放置於垂直豎立的架子上呈現。這些超現實的意象,以電腦繪圖產生,然後以程式切片,再印製於玻璃與壓克力上,就像是現實中製作切片標本一樣。這就是我對這個形式著迷的原因:一個可以被閱讀的空間,與一種可以建構空間的文字。觀賞者因為視角的變化,不同的文字,產生新的重疊;隨著觀賞者與雕塑的空間位置,新的意義,不斷地產生。

數位片層雕塑

數位片層雕塑

數位片層雕塑

數位片層雕塑

數位片層雕塑

數位片層雕塑

數位片層雕塑

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四件作品上的文字David Knowles 的創作

一:飲料

Beverages

Milk (Fresh daily)
Peregrine Falcon
Blue Jay
Cockatiel

Blood
Chickadee 1977—well balanced, hearty.
North American Rooster 1985—a time honored favorite, served chilled.
Kingfisher 1990—oak barrel fermented, a classic.
Great Blue Heron 1992—smooth, graceful, versatile.
Caribbean Parrot 2000—bold fruit, distinctive berry finish.
Special Reserve
Dodo 1945—one of a dozen remaining bottles in the world. Price includes a single preserved feather.

二:前菜

Ornithological Tasting Menu

Winged Tasting Menu

2
Barbequed Hummingbird Ribs with Honey-Rosemary Glaze. The chef recommends Violin and Piccolo accompaniment, available an extra charge.

8
California Condor Wings—The planet's largest, lightly breaded and served with garlic aioli. Warning: eating this dish has been known to induce the sensation of flight for several hours afterward.

14
Chicken Feet Vindaloo—Slow roasted over hot coals, the hen's once-tough talons are brushed with balsamic reduction, caramelized, and adorned with a fiery Southwest Indian green curry.

18
Birdsong Intermezzo—To cleanse the palate, a sampling of Whip-poor-will birdsong lightly sprinkled over an outstretched tongue.

24
Trio of Nocturnal Hunters—Roast Breast of Spotted Owl, Grilled Thigh of the White-throated Nightjar, and Slow-Cured Neck of Common Loon (Lune) arranged on the platter an attack formation, each chasing the other in an endless predatory spiral.

27
Pasta Icarus—Earth's highest-flying bird, the Rupell's Vulture, sautéed with white wine and served over linguine.

44
Flightless Cassoulet—A traditional French stew with Penguin and Ostrich. Dining note: due to possible metabolic imbalances, this menu item may not be ordered in conjunction with either the Pasta Icarus or the California Condor Wings.

Dessert

Jordanian Bird's Nest—Recovered from the red cliffs at Petra, these delicate homes of the Arabian Swallow are candied with honey and powdered sugar, and topped with crushed pistachio. Legendary for it curative and nutritional properties, a dipping sauce of Swallow saliva is prepared tableside.

三:主菜

Moon is my guidance, my destiny and my last resting place.

I dream I fly in the pitch black sky, attract to the only light and make it my last resting place.

The metamorphosis of the guidance, the destiny and the grave.

The theory of relativity describes the relative motion of the prey and predator.

One dream takes hold in this darkest slice of night—To alight in the mouth of the moon.

 

四:餐後甜點(幸運餅乾)

At night, the smaller migratory birds take to the sky. The sparrows and warblers and finches and thrushes alight toward their beacon. Clouds make little difference. The moon’s presence makes itself known in the magnetic field. The journey has been made dangerous in recent years by the refuse known as “space-junk” that clutters the way. Numerous birds are killed before reaching their final destination. Little is known about the final moments of life. Telescopes have recorded the event but a handful of times, the nosedive into the waiting lunar cavity. Unfortunately, these occasions have failed to answer the question of whether there is some evolutionary purpose to the bird self-sacrifice, or if they are simply unwitting victims.

 

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