孕生/ Birth


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作品名稱:孕生/ Birth

創作者:李蕢至

媒材:鐵、珊瑚

尺寸:600cm(L)x 600cm(W)x 500cm(H)

地點:台灣新北市貢寮區台達珊瑚池

年代:2021

2021台達珊瑚復育計畫


2020年時Covid-19疫情在全球爆發,世界各國迅速地進行邊境管制等防疫措施。而在人為活動的減少後,地球的環境汙染迅速降低,空氣與水變得比先前清澈,生態也漸漸回歸。我們與自然共生在地球生態循環鍊中,在自然生態與產業的長期失衡之後,人類必得與自然尋得一條共生的道路。

淺水珊瑚礁面積占全球海床0.015%,卻孕育了四分之一全球海洋多樣性的物種,對於海洋環境與人類經濟影響甚鉅。台灣在1998年發生過首度珊瑚大白化事件,2020年時又再度發生珊瑚大白化事件。「台灣珊瑚白化觀測平台」公布最新研究成果,2020年珊瑚大白化估計損失31~40%的珊瑚,以小琉球海域最為嚴重,東北角海域則是首次發生。而其背後的原因與氣候變遷與海水升溫有密切的關聯。台達電子工業股份有限公司從1971年創立至2021年已屆滿50周年,台達電子文教基金會展開一系列「厚生海洋」倡議。他們在地球日前夕宣布攜手專業海洋保育團隊,投入東北角珊瑚復育工作並協助打造珊瑚育種的基地,期待讓更多人親近海洋生態,關注氣候變遷及環境議題。

在2021年春季,我受台達電子文教基金會之邀為珊瑚復育進行作品創作計畫。在這疫情期間,因人為活動的減少,我們更清楚地看見了地球的呼吸。因此,我以自然裏頭常見的形體作為創作的靈感。自然界中有許多美麗且神祕的造型,其中最常見的即是螺旋型,小至DNA,大至龍捲風或星際等。而六邊形也是自然界裡頭常見的造型,也是最緻密,受力均等的結構造型,如蜂巢、昆蟲的複眼、冰晶的結構等。此外,「卵形」則有著孕育與生命的想像。因此,我在台達海邊認養的廢棄的九孔池裡頭將螺旋與六邊形結合進卵形的鋼鐵雕塑中,並將它名為「孕生」。作品回應著自然萬物的神祕秩序與其相互共生的關係,並期待這復育中的珊瑚在海裡能夠順利地成長,讓環境藝術實際結合生態,為地球環境盡一份心力。




Title: Birth

Artist: Lee, Kuei-Chih

Materials: Iron, coral

Size: 600cm(L)x 600cm(W)x 500cm(H)

Location: Delta Coral Pool, Gongliao District, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Year: 2021

2021 DELITA Coral Restoration Project


In 2020, the Covid-19 epidemic broke out globally, and countries around the world quickly implemented border control and other epidemic prevention measures. After the reduction of human activities, the earth's environmental pollution has rapidly reduced, the air and water have become clearer than before, and the ecology has gradually returned. We live in symbiosis with nature in the earth's ecological cycle. After the long-term imbalance between natural ecology and industry, mankind must find a path of symbiosis with nature.

Shallow coral reefs account for 0.015% of the global seabed, but they breed a quarter of the global marine diversity, which has a huge impact on the marine environment and human economy. The first great coral bleaching event occurred in Taiwan in 1998, and another great coral bleaching event occurred in 2020. The "Taiwan Coral Bleaching Observation Platform" announced the latest research results. In 2020, coral bleaching is estimated to lose 31-40% of the corals, the most serious in the Xiaoliuqiu area, and the first occurrence in the northeastern corner. The reason behind it is closely related to climate change and the warming of sea water. Delta Electronics Industry Co., Ltd. has reached its 50th anniversary from its establishment in 1971 to 2021. The Delta Foundation has launched a series of "Healthy Sea" initiatives. On the eve of Earth Day, they announced that they will join hands with professional marine conservation teams to start the restoration of corals in the northeast corner of Taiwan and help build a base for coral breeding. They look forward to bringing more people closer to the marine ecology and paying attention to climate change and environmental issues.

In the spring of 2021, I was invited by the Delta Foundation to create a project for coral restoration. During this epidemic, due to the reduction of human activities, we have seen the breathing of the earth more clearly. Therefore, I use the common shapes in nature as inspiration for my creation. There are many beautiful and mysterious shapes in nature, the most common of which is the spiral shape, the small one such is DNA, and the big one is tornado or interstellar and so on. The hexagon is also a common shape in nature, and it is also the most dense and uniform structural shape, such as honeycombs, insect compound eyes, and ice crystal structures. In addition, "ovate" has the imagination of breeding and life. Therefore, I combined the spiral and the hexagon into the ovate steel sculpture in the abandoned Japanese abalone pool which is cared by the Delta Electronics Industry Co., Ltd in the northeastern corner, and named it "Birth". The work responds to the mysterious order of all things in nature and their mutual symbiosis, and hopes that the corals in the restoration can grow smoothly in the sea, so that environmental art can actually integrate with ecology and contribute to the earth's environment.



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