Great Babylon (2015)

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  • 3D Animation、Digital Sound、Monitor
  • 04:07
  • 2015

    Exhibition

  • “Revelation‧ Notification – Lin, Pey-Chwen Solo Exhibition”, National Tsing Hua University Arts Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 2015

“Great Babylon” is the new series following the final edition of my “Eve Clone” series. In the “Eve Clone” series, the Biblical prophecy of the Mark of the Beast, 666, and the Whore of Babylon are created through virtual 3D images to serve as a metaphor for the worship of technology and civilization by humankind – challenging the original creation of God, transforming nature, and even cloning life. I now attempt to place “Eve Clone” into the real world to remind humankind that the phenomenon of “Eve Clone” has already existed in daily life. If humankind continues to oppose God’s will by placing itself higher than Him, there will be no way to avoid the great tribulation as written in the Revelation chapter of Bible.
In “Great Babylon”, the “Eve Clone” stands prominently on the top of the Empire State Building in New York City. A bird’s-eye view shows the high density of the buildings and streets, as well as emphasizes it is the center where humans busily pursue politics, economics, culture, technology, religion, education, art, and other activities. The “Eve Clone” also serves as a symbol for the desires of humankind and the idols that it has chosen to worship. As a result, the “Eve Clone” opens up both hands in a prideful stance as she governs this great city. The film camera revolves around the “Eve Clone”, switching from a parallel to a bird’s eye view of the whole city. However, God watches it and the city from above, and finally sets fire to this Great Whore of Babylon. The smoke surrounding it rises up until all physical form has been destroyed.

啟:17:18
你所看見的那女人就是管轄地上眾王的大城。
And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
啟:18:1-2
此後,我看見另有一位有大權柄的天使從天降下,地就因他的榮耀發光。
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
他大聲喊著說:巴比倫大城傾倒了!傾倒了!成了鬼魔的住處和各樣污穢之靈的巢穴(或作:牢獄;下同),並各樣污穢可憎之雀鳥的巢穴。
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
此後,我聽見好像群眾在天上大聲說:哈利路亞(就是要讚美耶和華的意思)!救恩、榮耀、權能都屬乎我們的 神!
And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
他的判斷是真實公義的;因他判斷了那用淫行敗壞世界的大淫婦,並且向淫婦討流僕人血的罪,給他們伸冤。
For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
又說:哈利路亞!燒淫婦的煙往上冒,直到永永遠遠。
And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
啟:11:15
第七位天使吹號,天上就有大聲音說:世上的國成了我主和主基督的國;他要作王,直到永永遠遠。
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

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