時間螺旋 Time spiral









作品名稱:時間螺旋

創作者:李蕢至

媒材:鋼鐵、竹子、T5燈管

尺寸:15m(L)x 13.2m(W)x 4m(H)

地點:屏東縣民公園,屏東市,台灣

年代:2022

2022屏東燈節


螺旋的現象小至人體的DNA大到星體的運轉軌跡都能夠觀察得到,甚至颱風、龍捲風、旋風都是螺旋形,水流往往也會造成螺旋漩渦,地球自轉與環繞太陽旋轉的軌跡也是螺旋形,且此流動的狀態也有著「生命螺旋」的無限象徵。

此作品位於屏東市殺蛇溪畔的「屏東縣民公園」。這裡原是日治時期遺留的台糖舊廠和紙漿廠,在過去甘蔗是這裡製糖的主要植物,蔗渣是紙漿廠造紙的主要原料。在多年過去後工廠已蛻變為現在的「屏東縣民公園」且有著依水設計的許多景觀、鋼構裝置與地坑的遺址。

這件作品我以微觀的世界與無垠的螺旋現象作為概念,並使用甘蔗在顯微鏡下的維管束與細胞壁的圖像進行設計。在材料上我使用了鐵與竹子,並結合了工業科技上的雷射切割與傳統的編織手工藝兩種不同的技術來完成作品。我使用同甘蔗是禾本科植物且長纖維的竹子做為材料,搭配著甘蔗細胞壁的形狀進行竹編。除了將自然的柔美與鋼鐵的堅硬融合在一起之外,鋼鐵的鏽蝕追溯著場域的歷史感,與竹編片狀的組合裝置呼應著該地製紙的歷史與文化的溫度。

我將作品命名為「時間螺旋」,以自然界常見的螺旋流動現象做為作品的形體。在歷史的洪流中以螺旋牽起過去的文化記憶,引領人們走進糖的微觀世界中。甘蔗的細胞圖樣在日間與夜間變化著不同的光影,對應著2022年「光.影.糖.紙」的屏東燈節主題。此外,作品在表現時間與場域的生命力的同時,更傳達著文明與自然在時間變動下共生平衡的重要。


Title: Time spiral

Artist: Lee, Kuei-Chih

Materials: Iron plate, bamboo, T5-fluorescent tube

Size: 15m(L)x 13.2m(W)x 4m(H)

Location: Pingtung’s Min Park, Pingtung City, Taiwan

Year: 2022

2022 Pintung festival of lights


The phenomenon of helix can be observed from the DNA of the human body to the orbit of the stars. Even typhoons, tornadoes, and cyclones are spirals. The flow of water often also creates spiral vortices. The orbit of the earth's rotation and the rotation around the sun is also spiral, and the state of this flow also has the infinite symbol of the "Spiral of life".

This work is located in the "Pingtung’s Min Park" by the Shashe River in Pingtung City. Here was originally the old Taiwan Sugar factory and pulp factory during the Japanese occupation. In the past, sugarcane was the main plant for sugar production here, and the bagasse of sugarcane was the main raw material for pulp mills to make paper. Years pass by, the factory has transformed into the current "Pingtung County People's Park" and has many landscapes, steel structure installations and pit ruins designed along the river.

For this work, I use the microscopic world and the boundless spiral phenomenon as the concept, and use the image of the vascular bundle and cell wall of sugarcane under the microscope to design. In terms of materials, I used iron and bamboo, and combined two different techniques of industrial technology laser cutting and traditional weaving craftsmanship to complete the work. I used bamboo, which is the same plant as sugar cane and has long fibers, as the material, and matched the shape of the sugar cane cell wall for bamboo weaving. In addition to combining the softness of nature with the hardness of iron, the rust of iron traces the historical sense of the site, and the bamboo-woven sheet-like combined installation echoes the history and culture of papermaking in the area.

I named the work "Time Spiral", taking the spiral flow phenomenon common in nature as the form of the work. In the torrent of history, the spiral pulls the cultural memory of the past and leads people into the microscopic world of sugar. The cell pattern of sugarcane changes with different light and shadow during the day and night, corresponding to the theme of the 2022 Pingtung Lantern Festival of "Light, Shadow, Sugar and Paper". Moreover, the works not only express the vitality of time and field, but also convey the importance of symbiosis and balance between civilization and nature under the change of time.

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