自然邊界的螺旋 The Spiral of Nature’s Boundary

April 24, 2017

 

 

臺北市竹子湖蓪草重生計畫國外藝術家駐村創作

 

作品名稱:自然邊界的螺旋

創作者:李蕢至

地點:陽明山國家公園的竹子湖黑森林,臺北市,臺灣 (25.174492N, 121.536959E)

尺寸:6m(L) x3 m(W) x 3m(H)

年代:2017

 

創作說明:

 

我們是大自然生態鏈的一份子,而生物多樣性是為維護生態平衡裡頭很重要的概念,也泛指生命變化的程度。過去竹子湖是火山爆發後所形成的天然堰塞湖,現今湖水已然退去,原有的風景隨著時代的推移下改變了不少的面貌,在歷史的演進與文化的風向之下,對於自然生態圈也出現了些微的隱憂。

 

作品設置在陽明山竹子湖的黑森林,這裡滿布高聳筆直的柳杉,又稱作台北版的「忘憂森林」。北市府也在兩年前在林中入口處設立一個大型愛心造景藝術,那是個用卵石在地面上鋪設出來的一個雙色心形造形的景觀,白色大愛心內有個漆成紅色石子組成的小愛心,更是不少新人婚紗拍攝必去之地,也是常見的社會俗成美學的景觀。此處可見許多茂密的林木與風災後傾倒的杉木在表層苔蘚的搭配下,共同形成一處充滿綠意的夢幻森林。

 

作品以自然棲地邊界與螺旋狀的生命秩序為概念。我選擇許多樹傾倒的入口附近位置,那是介於社會俗成景觀與自然風景之間的地方。這個位置就像是自然與非自然的邊界地,也是作品不可或缺的特定元素。在這具有魔幻氛圍的黑森林中,以戶外裝置的形式,結合既有風景,建構出一個在兩個不同空間邊界上的自然雕塑。我蒐集了此處掉落在地面上與倒樹的彎曲樹枝,將它集結成一個螺旋雕塑,訴說著原有自然棲地、生物多樣與人類活動的之間的平衡關係。並以自然間常見的螺旋回應生命螺旋的運動與自然間的秩序。

 

試圖藉由自然藝術在原有風景下建立起一種相互協調的自然動態平衡關係,就像個自然能量場域,也呼應著生物多樣性的重要、自然的生命秩序與大地藝術的美學精神。

 

 

Rebirth the Pith paper plant in Bamboo lake - International artist residency

 

Title: The Spiral of Nature’s Boundary

Artist: Lee, Kuei-Chih

Location: Yang Ming Shan National Park, Taipei city, Taiwan (25.174492N, 121.536959E)

Size: 6m(L) x3 m(W) x 3m(H)

Year: 2017

 

Work conception:

 

We are a small link in the grand wholeness of nature. And the concept of “biodiversity” is important for maintaining balance in that whole. That also includes the level of evolutionary change.  The Bamboo Lake District (Zhuzi Hu) was formed by a volcanic eruption which created a crater barrier. The water in the lake has already flowed away and disappeared. The original landscape has changed a lot through the ages and the process of change continues to the present. It should also be mentioned that changes resulting from the influence of human history and culture cause some concern.

This art installation is located in the Black Forest of the Bamboo Lake District which is part of the Yang Ming Shan Park System. The area is full of tall cryptomeria trees, and is called Taipei’s “forget your worries” forest. The Taipei City Government has also, in the last two years, commissioned designers to make a large heart-shaped design on the ground in the entrance area. The white heart shape is filled with bright red painted stones. It is ‘the place to go’ for engaged couples to take wedding pictures in a natural setting. It also gives us a glimpse into modern social aesthetic standards. The area is full of trees and one can see the root structure of some trees that were blown down during last year’s typhoon. These living and fallen trees, together, form a fantastic rich and green forest scene.      

The concept of this art work is based on the boundaries between the system of spirals as the intrinsic order of all life including this natural habitat, and the man made environment. I selected several fallen trees located near the entrance of the forest because this is the area that is between the artificial landscape expressing the common social aesthetic and the natural landscape. The selection of this site, the boundary between the natural and unnatural worlds, is the absolute key element in the art piece.  In this magical, Black Forest atmosphere I placed the outdoor installation form right on the boundary between the two different spaces in the natural landscape. I gathered curved and bent branches on the ground that were from the fallen trees and arranged them together to form the spiral shapes. This piece is meant to shed light on the balanced relationship of the three points mentioned above: the original habitat, biodiversity, and human social and cultural activity both in the particular and in a general sense beyond the Black Forest. Moreover, I took the spiral shape, which appears everywhere in nature, to represent the spirals in human life and in the order of the cosmos as a whole.

My goal is to create a natural equilibrium between the original landscape and this art installation project that will continue through time like a spontaneous unified energy field. The aesthetic spirit of the piece will echo the living, biologically diverse forms of nature, through the continuously revolving spirals.

 

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