Revelation of Eve Clone I (2011)

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  • Interactive Installation (3D Animation, Computer, Interactive System, Web Cam, Projectors, Stereo)
  • Dimensions Variable
  • 2011

    Exhibition

  • “Eve Clone Series II – Lin, Pey-Chwen Solo Exhibition”, Galerie Grand Siecle, Taipei, Taiwan, 2011
  • “Next Body” Digital Art Exhibition, Huashan1914 Creative Park ,Taipei, Taiwan, 2011
  • “Eve Clone Series III – Lin, Pey-Chwen Solo Exhibition”, ART STAGE Singapore, 2012
  • “15th Media Art Biennale WRO Pioneering Values”, Wroclaw, Poland, 2013
  • “The Apocalyptic Sensibility: The New Media Art from Taiwan”, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 2015

‘Eve Clone’ is the artificial life that Pey-Chwen Lin creates with the help of technology. Besides her mutated look of human-cocoon or human-beast, in the forehead and the right hand of Eve Clone are the beast imprints ‘666’, implying that products of technology will take revenge and manipulate human beings. (Revelation 13:16~18). By means of the large interactive installation"Revelation of Eve Clone I", Pey-Chwen Lin criticizes the clone of technology products with the powerful female image that the Book of Revelation depicts: 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)

In this installation, the image of ‘Eve Clone’ continues 360 degree rotations and repeats the playout delay, to represent its reproducibility. At the bottom of the image there are the quotations from the Book of Revelation in six languages, to narrate and define the role of ‘Eve Clone’ and her ultimate fate. Moreover, the numbers that the computer calculates automatically represent her life index, to emphasize the artificial life power of ‘Eve Clone’. When a viewer enters into the installation, he turns on her life index showing the Time Code, which is the millisecond that human beings and she live in. The hymn-like incidental music enhances the idol-like sublimity of ‘Eve Clone’. As the viewer walks away, the life index stops so that the color of ‘Even Clone’ turns into black-and-white. It implies artificial life is not able to be independent. The artist proclaims that human beings proudly challenge God’s originality with technology, which cannot replace real life. Although the technology human beings develop is extremely charming, it manipulates human destiny, leading to the Great Tribulation, as written in the Book of Revelation in the Bible.

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)

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