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BIOSIGNAL - PNEUMA

Y2K

2020 400 x 400 x 300 cm 植栽、玻璃、金屬、電算器、電子零件 plants, glass, metal, computer program, electronic device 作品介紹: 混合生物裝置〈BIOSIGNAL-PNEUMA〉作為新生態系統中「能」的象徵,藉由體內訊號的交流使自己面向陽光,並將能量轉譯之後傳達到周圍的空間中,如同植物在自然界中的作為。 中心樹上的每片葉子都是一個光感知單體,將樹冠依照方向分區,收集植物感光所產生電訊號後進行演算,於是裝置得以知曉陽光由哪個方位而來。植物經由光合作用將光能轉換而成的生物能,僅有少部分提供自身存活使用,大部分轉移至土壤中,土中的微生物充分利用這些有機物並且產生游離電子,以電極收集即為生物電能;作者仿照這樣的過程,將大樹所製造的電能蓄電,自中心樹朝四周延伸出多套水盤組件,依照其感知所 得的光線方向以水波形式放出能量作出回應,同時也影響著周邊的其他生物。 藝術家介紹: 周巧其1996 年生於臺灣臺中,是臺灣新一代創作者。其家庭中植物研究的背景,對於她在藝術發展的方向影響深遠。就讀實踐大學期間,周巧其開始投入創作生物裝置作品,其作品時常環繞於環境議題的批判,著重於觀賞者的實際體驗並減少過多的比喻。在與創作者胡悠揚合作後作品特質更被彰顯,並且與之共同創立Y2K 創作組合,爾後發表多件探討人類與植物之間關係的作品,也更加確立了創作方向。她現在於國立清華大學攻讀博士學位,並接受李家維教授的指導,進一步探索生物科學與藝術學門。 胡悠揚1995 年生於中國武漢,致力於以感性、直覺式的創作手法,將新媒介重新置入生活。就讀實踐大學期間,胡悠揚發掘了對於電腦編程的天賦。在參與Y2K 組合的初期,他著重於的舊物體交互設計,將舊物質作為喚起經驗者 記憶的材料,執行完成作品〈應跡〉之後,他更加清楚自己在科技與藝術的交界處所處的立場。於往後多項作品中,他堅持以實際操作與體驗,實現對超現實的思考。他現已完成台灣大學網路媒體研究所的碩士學位,正專注於學習電腦科學的專業學識,並且將以其為主軸展開文化上的討論。 Y2K 展覽經歷包括:就在藝術空間,臺灣(2020);林茲電子藝術節,奧地利(2019);國際數位藝術大獎優選展,日本(2019);動態媒體藝術節,臺灣(2019);臺北數位藝術節,臺灣(2018)等。 Work Statement: The bio-hybrid installation BIOSIGNAL-PNEUMA is emblematic of “energy” in the new ecosystem. The internal signal exchange keeps the installation automatically facing the sunlight, and the energy it acquires is converted and released into the immediate surroundings, just like what plants do in the natural world. In this installation, each leaf is a light-sensing monomer which clusters around the tree at the center. The canopy is divided into different zones according to direction. When the light illuminates part of the leaves, the electronic signals of photosynthesis are collected and calculated, from which the azimuth of the light source can be identified. Plants tend to live on a tiny part of the bio-energy they converted from optical energy through photosynthesis, and transmit most of the energy into the soil, where the micro-organisms can make full use of these organic substances and produce ionized electrons that can be converted into bio-electro-energy if collected with electrodes. By reference to such a process, the artists store the electric energy generated by the tree and connect many water-collecting plates to it. The tree will respond to the source of light by releasing energy in the form of water wave, and meanwhile affects the dynamism of its ambient ecology. Biography: CHOU Chiao-Chi, born 1996 in Taichung, Taiwan, she is a new-generation Taiwanese artist. Her family’s background in botany has a p rofound and e nduring i nfluence on her orientation of artistic creation. She embarked on bio-installations during her enrolment at the Shih Chien University. Her works often revolve around environmental issues and accentuate viewers’ physical experiences rather than excessive metaphors. Her collaboration with HU You-Yang makes each shine more brilliantly in the other’s company. They founded the artist group “Y2K” and presented several works on the relationship between humanity and plants, which in turn renders her more resolute in her creative orientation. HU You-Yang, born 1995 in Shanghai, China, he employs a sensitive, intuitive technique to reintroduce new media into our quotidian existence. His talent for computer programming was unearthed during his enrolment at the Shih Chien University. In the initial stage of Y2K, he focused on the inter-design of old, worn objects, treating them as the materials able to rekindle the viewers’ memories. No sooner did he complete the work Response Traces, than he gained a more thorough understanding of his position on the border of technology and art. He persists in contemplating hyper-reality through hands-on experiences when creating his subsequent works. Y2K has presented its works at the Project Fulfill Art Space, Taiwan (2020), Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria (2019), International Digital Art Awards Exhibition, Japan (2019), Unstable Media Art Festival, Taiwan (2019), and Digital Art Festival Taipei, Taiwan (2018). 攝影:ANPIS FOTO 王世邦。國立臺灣美術館提供。 Photographer: Anpis Wang. Courtesy of National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.