藝術生境_水孕 Ecological niche of art_Gravida
Campus Public Art Festival of National Tsing Hua University-"Global Homes"
Ecological niche of Art_Gravida
, soil, stones, pine cones, Styrofoam
National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu city, Taiwan
This is a project of public art festival at National Tsing Hua University campus. The art works, " Ecological niche of art_Gravida", with the ecology of the term, tried to take the creators as a natural species, then make a habitat work on the campus lake, and the existing land creation in this particular environment is a niche progress procession. As a response to this campus public art festival " Global homes ", the work on the lake mirrored each entity and mapping out the image of the great symbols of seeds, draws the concept of water’s breeding and the life cycle. In an environment where the body of labor and the ecological environment in the process, we entered the imagination of space inside the gap. In this fluid story, the land is a kind of floating habitat, a visible but cannot get on the land, the works and the pine cones inner opened the “Global homes" discussion. In the pulling and collision constantly between romance and reality, water gravida the endless newborn land of imagination or restore all the brutal facts of no returning life.
When I created work here, I usually hear many students tell me stories about this lake. Here used to have a department called “the Department of Nuclear Engineering", as the name the study of Department of nuclear energy. It is also the only research nuclear technology educational institutions in Taiwan. However, the biggest problem is how to recycle the stuff of nuclear pollution. I heard they were thrown into the lake directly. That’s why students don’t like this lake now.
My original plan was to create a habitat on the lake, and this lake carrying a lot of nuclear stories. Besides, at the same time, there was coincided with “anti-nuclear Fourth Movement". Many factors have created this work. It was covered with a layer of strange color in it, but also the best time to create it.
It is a habitat does not belong to man, we could see it, but cannot reach there…
Video by Yang-Cheng-Shin