There are always some subtle and complicated connections between home and women, young or old, indigenous women in Taiwan or new immigrants to Taiwan, and women in Taiwan or women in Asia. Women are seen as a pivot in passing down the traditional value of family. They are also seen pursuing their own space consciousness and gender role or seeking a brand-new meaning of home in this globalized world. Based on the theme of women and home, this exhibition explores the subtle connections between women and home, exposes the challenges and dilemma women are encountering amidst the changes of times, and demonstrates how female artists in Asia create different visual and tactile spaces using their own physical/life experiences with home and cultural impacts. There will be dozens of sets of exciting works in different forms such as painting, sculpturing, video art and installation art by Asian artists in this exhibition.
Revelation of Eve Clone IV
3D animation, Electronic Music Composure,
Color with Sound, Single Channel DVD Loop
Humanity now opposes the laws of nature and tries to change God’s creation through the development of a technological civilization, including such actions as manipulating nature and employing cloning technology to create artificial life. Although technology brings convenience and enjoyment it may tempt humanity to go down a road of no return. Nature has encountered unrestrained destruction and humanity is facing a series of irreversible disasters through climate change, use of nuclear technology, chemicals in the environment, GM foods, cloning, electromagnetic radiation and computer chips. In order to counter these phenomena, I have used 3D animation to create a hybrid female human, which represents the enticing yet deadly products of scientific experiments. I have named this creature “Eve Clone”: Because God created Eve, humans want to clone Eve.
The “great image” in the Bible inspired me to create “Eve Clone”, which symbolizes the authority and glory of the technology that humans are worshipping.The image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. (Daniel 2:31-33). I have also marked “666” on Eve Clone’s forehead and right hand—the sign of the beast in the Bible’s Book of Revelations, which symbolizes her control of humanity. (Revelation 13:16-18)
In the video “Eve Clone” is submerged in the sea amidst ruins, the water is stained red as the blood of a corpse (Revelation 16:2-4). Although she escapes from the water, she is ultimately broken to pieces by a stone, becoming like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them. (Daniel 2:34-35)
In the end, the video will show the stone that destroys the image becomes a great mountain. The musical soundtrack is a hymn to represent that the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ: and he shall reign forever and ever.( Revelation 11：15）The way that the “great image” symbolizes the authority and glory of technology, should remind people that the technological civilization they worship will ultimately be crushed by God.