Source and Flow


2019年,一場殘酷大火吞噬了優人神鼓的山上劇場,在經數月的沉澱後,優人神鼓浴火重生,用更生態的方式進行重建。今年2020年,我受邀到優人山上的劇場進行作品製作。我看著這片被火神祝融過的土地與成堆焦黑的木頭和鐵片物件,思考著這些材料不只是遮風避雨的建物,而更是承載著超過三十年來排練、表演與生活的家園記憶。於是我決定在原本的劇場的場域位置上,用藝術的方式將這些材料轉化成為另一種生命的存在。

「源」與「流」兩件作品共同訴說著天人合一的自然哲學觀與對於大地的感念。它記憶著2019年的惡火與2020年重生的故事,作品與環境融合,在加與減之間,人與自然之間,持續地與自然共生對話。


In 2019, a brutal fire engulfed the Utheater in the mountain. After months of thinking, the Utheater was reborn and rebuilt in a more ecological way. In 2020, I was invited to the mountain of the Utheater to create art works. I looked at those piles of charred wood and burnt and rusted iron sheet on the land which is destroyed by fire, then I think that these materials are not only building materials for shelter from wind and rain, but also carry over 30 years of rehearsal, performance, life and homeland memory. Therefore, I decided to use artistic methods to transform these materials into another kind of existence in the original theater location.

The two works "Source" and "Flow" jointly tell the natural philosophical view of the unity of man and nature and the gratitude for the earth. It remembers the story of the evil fire in 2019 and the rebirth in 2020. The work merges with the environment, between addition and subtraction, between man and nature, continuous symbiotic dialogue with nature.




Work-1


Title: Source

Artist: Lee, Kuei-Chih

Materials: Charred wood, steel bars

Size: 180cm(L) x 150cm(W) x 310cm(H)

Location: Mountain Theater of Utheatre, Taipei City, Taiwan

Year: 2020


This work is called " Source " and is located in the original theater rehearsal position. I slowly gathered the wood that was charred by the fire in the original theater rehearsal venue, as an endless stream of energy was rising from the ground. And as the thoughts hidden in the sound of a drum gather here, responding to the source of natural spirit.


作品一


作品名稱:源

創作者:李蕢至

媒材:燒焦的木頭、鋼筋

尺寸:180cm(L) x 150cm(W) x 310cm(H)

地點:優人神鼓山上劇場,台北市,台灣

年代:2020


這件作品名為「源」,位於原本的排練位置上。我將原本排練場被火燒得焦黑的木頭慢慢聚合,像是有一股源源不絕的能量從土地冉冉升起,如同藏在鼓聲裡的心念在此聚合,回應自然精神之源。





Work-2


Title: Flow

Artist: Lee, Kuei-Chih

Materials: Burnt and rusted iron sheet, steel bars

Size: 620cm(L)x 240cm(W)x 260cm(H)

Location: Mountain Theater of Utheatre, Taipei City, Taiwan

Year: 2020


I named this work "Flow" and transformed these original theater space’s materials into another form of life exists. The work is installed in a high place in the theater mountain and facing the sky. I use discarded gong racks and burnt and rusted iron sheet materials for my work, and create a streamlined sculpture leaping out of the forest. I softened the impression of the original hardness of iron with the image of water, and installed the mirror where the gong was originally hanged. What replaces the roar of the gong is the mapping with the environment, and the fluctuations of time, nature and internal resonance, which converge the natural flow of mountains and sky here.


作品二


作品名稱:流

創作者:李蕢至

材質:燒毀的鐵皮、鐵

尺寸:620cm(L)x 240cm(W)x 260cm(H)

地點:優人神鼓山上劇場,台北市,台灣

年代:2020


我將這件作品名為「流」,將這些原本劇場空間的材料轉化成為另一種生命存在的形式。作品安裝在劇場旁的一個背山面天的高處地方。我使用廢棄的鑼鼓架與燒毀的鐵皮來做為作品的材料,創造一個流線形的雕塑從森林裡竄出。我將原本鐵的剛硬予人的印象藉由水的意象柔化,並將鏡子安裝在原本懸吊鑼鼓的位置。取代喧天鑼鼓聲的是與環境映射,和時間、自然與內在共振的波動,也將山與天的自然流動在此作一聚合。



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