水哪裡去了? Where is the water flowing?
地點：花蓮市區(121.6062E, 23.9722N)，磯崎海邊(23.707455N, 121.548522E)
2017 Good Underground Art Space Artist Residency project
Title: Where is the water flowing?
Artist: Lee, Kuei-Chih
Location: Hualien City and Jici Beach
( 23.9722N, 121.6062E) , (23.707455N, 121.548522E)
Material: Wood, Recycled living objects, Sound device, Driftwood, Sand
Water nourishes everything, and everything flows like water.
The concept of the work comes from the local history of the water springs. The sound of the water be covered, it just like the water accumulation underground for long time and sprang out in this broken cheek gushing, and flowing in this cold land. This is the natural order and the real reaction of our life.
The works are located the unused space in the Hualien city and the Jici Beach in the Fengbin Township, Hualien County and echoes the status of the mountain here. In this unused space, we can read the past facts that it used to exist, as was the same as the water springs. We could see the traces of the past life here, and feel that time scrubbing the history of the old taste. The work is constructing by the local recycled living objects, and set the sound device that the local residents talk about their memories of the water and their own stories. It is a kind of no flow, such as abandoned the cement block as deadly rock sculpture. Each object is carrying our daily life and life history of the common memory, and accompanied by the memories of the sounds around here, like an absence of environmental declaration, but also direct evidence of human consumption society.
We saw a peaceful and simple circle of the Land art work at the Hualien beach. It looks like a crater, we could imagine the smoke of the tribe to convey the message. It also with the same huge energy as the water spring under the ground and waiting for the release of the moment. It is kind of the reveal the natural spiritual image too, and like a circuital chain which is without starting and ending, and life philosophy.
This work uses the water path talking about our environment issue. Water flows from the mountain to the city and finally flows to the sea. Therefore, I create two pieces of work which are the water springs outdoor sculpture installation art in the unused place in the Hualien city and the land art work on the Jici Beach and try to echo the fact that is the Asia Cement Corporation dig the giant pit in the Xin-Cheng Mountain and many local environmental issue. Trying to depicting the true face of the environment in which we are now.
The work called "Where is the water flowing?" It responds to the local existence of natural resources, in addition, also tried to look back our city, the mountain and the sea with the water path. By the natural order of the water tell the story of the land. See the historical facts flow in the long river of time but can’t dilute.
李潔欣 Lee, Chieh-Hsin