河-道 River talk


雲林縣駐鎮藝術家計畫

作品名稱:河-道

創作者:李蕢至

媒材:漂流木、沙

尺寸:10m(L) x 10m(W) x 4m(H)

地點:雲林縣西螺鎮濁水溪旁 120.4659E,23.8100N

年份:2012

傳說河流是神來的通道,神會順著河道從山上到平原,所以不能阻擋神的路。而這種長期與大自然共處所獲致的『神諭』自然有其經驗法則與生態智慧。

這是在西螺駐地期間的最後的一件作品,送給這曾經號稱台灣最大的溪流(濁水溪)。我用蘆葦草將濁水溪的一塊石頭捆起來去選擇位置,並用手指將它掛起來。當石頭順時針旋轉時表示“這是作品的位置”。相反地,如果石頭逆時針旋轉,則意味著“這不是作品的位置”。我試圖讓河流選擇自己的位置而不強加人類意識的干預。最大限度地減少人類的期望和計算,並讓河流與機運引領這趟旅程。用我的勞動力直接靠近這片土地。

我在河邊的沙地上以漂流木堆疊出三件雕塑,中間以中國宗教上雙手合十祈禱的方式,在沙地製作出向心狀的波紋。營造出一個古老儀式性的寧靜場域,一個與神溝通的神祕渠道。在人、環境與自然的變遷與無法置信的迅速適應當中,訴說著某種無以言喻的大河情感與聯繫。

Artist residency in Xiluo project

Title: River Talk

Artist: Lee, Kuei-Chih

Materials: Driftwood, Sand

Size: 10m(L) x 10m(W) x 4m(H)

Location: Chuo-shui River , Xiluo township, Yunlin County, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

120.4659E,23.8100N

Year: 2012

In the legend, the river is the path of God, and God will follow the river from the mountains to the plains, we human beings cannot stop the way . The long-term coexistence with nature, stemming from its " oracle ", which owns rules of experience and ecological wisdom naturally.

This is the final work that I resident in Xiluo township, and I dedicated it to the river once known as Taiwan's largest (Chuo-shui River). I used a reed grass to tie up a stone to choose its location, and hang it by my finger. When the stone rotates clockwise to indicate "This is the position of the work". Conversely, if the stone rotates counterclockwise, it means "this is not the position of the work". I try to let the river to choose its own position without imposing the default of human consciousness. Minimizing human expectations and computing, and allowing rivers and the chance to lead the journey. Close to this piece of land with my body of labor directly.

I stacked three sculptures with driftwood on the sand land by the river, then use the way to pray to the land which is folded hands together to make the ripple-like land sculpture between them.

Create an ancient ritual tranquil field, a mysterious channel for communication with God. In the change of people, environment and nature and the incredible rapid adaptation, it tells of some inexpressible river emotions and connections.