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2015.5.25(Mon.) ~ 2015.6.17(Wed.)
星期一~五 12:00-19:00、週六&週日 12:00-17:00
茶會&記者會 Opening 》2015.5.25 (Mon.) 10:30／ 藝文中心
面對面演講 Face to Face 》2015.5.22 (Fri.) 10:15／ 合勤廳
- Great Babylon
- 3D Animation、Digital Sound、Monitor
“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.
- Revelation of Eve Clone IV
- Moving image 3D Animation, Digital Sound
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.
- Revelation of Eve Clone III
- Interactive installation
- Moving image 3D Animation, Interactive Systems, Computers, Projectors, Stereo System
- Dimensions Variable
The Eve Clone Series stands as a critique of mankind’s use of technology to challenge the original creations of the Creator. Can people really entrust their survival to an artificial nature and life? Though faced with the phenomena of El Nino, global warming, melting ice caps, chemical spills, earthquakes, landslides, volcano eruptions, nuclear disasters, overpopulation, rampant consumerism, mutations, and others, mankind continues to push the frontiers of technology and the science of genetics to alter nature and life. What will the eventual fate of humanity be? That is the crucial issue in “Eve Clone” series I try to question.
I use the name, Eve Clone, to refer to mankind’s use of technology to subvert the creations of God. Using genetic cloning techniques to create life is akin to mimicking God’s creation of Eve. Yet, what will life created under such a pretext of hubris and desire look like? To portray Eve Clone as a virtual but attractive life form, I use digital media of 3D animation, dynamic hologram, and interactive systems to create a virtual and seductive woman that interacts with viewers in front of artworks. 3D animation is particularly useful in creating bizarre images of humanoid pupae and creatures whose necks and spines have pupa- or beast-like skin and bone textures. The image of this woman’s body is shaped like the Venus, and stands as a metaphor for the ideal woman (her creation adheres to the patriarchal standards inherent in the field of technology). Also, I draw from the Bible’s Book of Revelation for inspiration. For example, the Mark of the Beast, 666, is seared onto the forehead and hands of the Eve Clone, forming parallels between mankind’s reliance on technology and being marked with Mark of the Beast, a devilish number (e.g. modern people are already held hostage by serial codes, product codes, bank accounts, ID numbers, and computer passwords). This is exactly what the Book of Revelation had prophesized: ”He causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slave, to be given marks on their right hands, or on their foreheads; (Revelation 13:16) and that no one would be able to buy or to sell, unless he has that mark, the name of the beast or the number of his name. (Revelation 13:17) Here is wisdom. He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is six hundred sixty-six. (Revelation 13: 18)”
Using wide projection screens and computer-processed images, Revelation of Eve Clone III presents a unique image of Eve Clone, a technological human species that has both authority and cloning ability, along with cautionary verses from the book of Revelation in the Bible transcribed in six languages to define and foreground this post-humanist Eve created through technology. She is beautiful as well as dangerous, and she is worshipped and courted blindly. The immersive space created through projection on a large curved surface, the religious songs playing in the background, and the interactive design make Eve Clone appear charismatic. However, this work is also a criticism of people’s worship of technology, which gives unlimited potential for development but which is possibly causing the downfall of the human race and leading the world to a disastrous end as technology gains a hold on man’s selfish desires.
Following are the texts of the Book of Revelation applied in the work:
He causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slave, to be given marks on their right hands, or on their foreheads; (Revelation 13:16)
and that no one would be able to buy or to sell, unless he has that mark, the name of the beast or the number of his name. (Revelation 13:17)
Here is wisdom. He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is six hundred sixty-six. (Revelation 13: 18)
One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here. I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who sits on many waters, (Revelation 17:1)
with whom the kings of the earth committed sexual immorality, and those who dwell in the earth were made drunken with the wine of her sexual immorality.” (Revelation 17:2)
And on her forehead a name was written, “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” (Revelation 17:5)
He said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and languages. (Revelation 17:15)
The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.” (Revelation 17:18)
For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her sexual immorality, the kings of the earth committed sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from the abundance of her luxury.” (Revelation 18:3)
- Revelation of Eve Clone II
- Hologram, Spotlight
- 67x53x4cm each, 6 Pieces
- Portrait of Eve Clone
- 3D Hologram, Acrylic Frame, Spotlight
- 46cm x 57.5cm x 4cm x 16 pieces
It is to symbolize that the attractive technology created by human beings turns out to be a counterattack on human beings themselves. This work gives us introspection, that human beings challenge God’s originality with technology, and will eventually face the fate of being manipulated by technology.
- Eve Clone II
- 3D Animation、Interactive System、Yiisu
The artist creates a 3D image to show a chrysalis transforms gradually into a woman in the water with lots of bubbles. It was named “Eve Clone”. When the audiences come in front of the work, their images will be captured by webcam and shown inside the bubble real time. The more the bubbles are captured the more evolutionally “Eve Clone” will be. On the contrary, “Eve Clone” degenerates if the bubbles are decreased.
It is the concept to criticize the clone that human created, though it appears vividly, however it is fragile and it finds hard to survive independently. They might appear in any space to multiply and evolve, however it might also degenerate and turn back into the most primitive artificial cell due to the deficiency of nutrients.
- Virtual Creation
- Large Projection Installation, Computer Touch Screen, Interactive System, Computer,3D Animation
- According to the space
Therefore, the author has created an installation for the audience to play as the creator. Using computer programs, a computer touch screen, and interactive systems to generate real-time and interactive images, the audience can participate in the process of creating butterflies. When the audience walks into the exhibition space, they immediately notice an image of a massive aquarium. There are all kinds of butterflies and sounds in the deep ocean. The audience will feel as if they’ve entered a virtual world. Right in front of the surreal ocean scene, there is a touch screen podium for the audience to interact with the piece. They can draw butterflies and watch their creation flutter in the screen above. It allows them to experience the grandeur of being a creator, even if it’s only virtually. The author uses virtual technology (interactive systems, computer programs, animated images) to mock the desire to create and the sense of satisfaction that technology brings to mankind.
- Specimens I
- 3D Animation, Lenpicular Lens, LED
- According to the space
In addition, each specimen is numbered as if it were an experimental subject.
It can be copied and stored, or even become an object of nostalgia for people to mourn and appreciate.
This series of work re-emphasizes the importance of cherishing nature right now, or suffer the consequences when it will only be possible to admire and mourn for the reality we once had, and accept that any replacement, no matter how vivid or beautiful, is merely an illusion and product of technology.