Between the rivers 在河之間


East Rift Valley Granary Festies

Title: Between the rivers

Artist: Lee, Kuei-chih

Photography and video: Lua Rivera Figueroa

Location: Chi Shang Riverside Park, Taitung county, Taiwan

Materials: Bamboo, Steel bars

Size: 24.5m(L) x 6.5m(W) x 4m(H)

Year: 2019

Conception:

Taiwan East Rift Valley is dominated by rice, and climate, soil and water are the key factors determining rice quality. People live between mountains and water and live with nature.

The Artwork is located on the land of the Taiwan East Rift Valley in Taitung county and it installed in Chi Shang Riverside Park in Taitung County. The waterway is the path of water and is also the needed for local farmers to irrigate. The work follows the path of the water and is shaped by water, connecting the water with the land. It builds the streams of water ripples sculpture from local bamboo, accompanied by the Rift Valley breeze, water and bamboo sounds, and flowing on this beautifully curved wooden bridge. These elements combined together to create a natural sculpture with inner and outside space here. People walk on the bridge, living between the rivers, and feel the natural philosophical space where the virtual and the real and the movement and the static coexist.

萬物糧倉2019大地慶典

作品名稱:在河之間

創作者:李蕢至

攝影:Lua Rivera Figueroa

地點:台東池上圳水利公園,臺灣

媒材:竹子、鋼筋

尺寸:24.5m(L) x 6.5m(W) x 4m(H)

年份:2019

概念說明:

「萬物糧倉-大地慶典」計畫於2017年由行政院農業委員會水土保持局臺東分局發起,將隱身於海岸山脈與中央山脈的197縣道作為2019年「漂鳥197-縱谷大地藝術季」的大自然舞台,此展覽共邀集了國內外共十位藝術家駐村創作,融入泰戈爾「漂鳥集」的詩句,讓藝術和文學在197縣道沿途盛放,並以生態博物館的概念,透過地方節慶的策劃與串連,引導民眾在縱谷間觀光體驗,並感受這片土地散發出來的魅力。


此作品位於台東縱谷這片美麗的土地上,裝置在台東縣池上圳的水利公園裡頭。臺灣花東縱谷區以「米」為主要的農產,而氣候、土壤與水是決定稻米品質的關鍵因素,人生活在山與水之間,與自然共生。水圳是水的道路,也是當地居民農作灌溉的所需,作品順著水的路徑,依水造形,連結著水與這塊土地。作品以當地的竹子建構出一股股的水波紋雕塑,伴隨著縱谷的清風、水流聲和竹管敲擊出的聲響,蜿蜒流竄在這彎曲的木棧道上,共築出一座內外空間的山水自然雕塑。觀者行走在橋上,進入作品之中,感受那生活在山河之間其虛實動靜且相互共存的自然哲學空間。

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