You Are My Nature

你是我的自然

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011-2014

Plastic, glass jar | Installation size | 2011-2014

 

We all perhaps have the similar experience of playing with plastic animal toys.

 

Exotic creatures native to lands thousands of miles away are coarsely shrunk and simplified into tiny models to satisfy our desire to collect curiosities and rarities leading human beings, the crown of creation, to imagine a utopia with different species that fits the standard of our civilization. However, they might simply be products that trick us into thinking that all animals are adorable. Some products made of inferior plastic even exude a toxic stink. Even the real smell of living animals mixed with plants and their feces might smell better. Yet, the odor of bad plastic seems to be what our environment smells like—the smell of reality.

 

This pile of animal toys is primarily constituted of flawed products from China, which have been poorly colored or deformed. For me, they (plastic) are like marble stones in rough, on which I give them faces using the eyes as reference points. Although the entire process is to remove matter, the result is contrarily like adding somewhat incompatible faces. Piled and compressed, they have formed a raised grave.

 

Although you are neither humans nor animals, you might just be my nature.

塑膠、玻璃罐|裝置尺寸|2011-2014

 

每個人從小到大都玩過塑膠做的動物玩具吧。

 

原生在數萬公里遠的異國生物,被拙劣地縮小和簡化成為模型,填補了我們的蒐奇慾,引導身為萬物之靈的你想像一個合乎文明的物種烏托邦。但也可能,只是繼續讓你以為動物都應該這麼可愛。有些用到劣質塑料的產品還會帶著好像有毒的味道;即使活體動物混合著草木糞尿的原始氣息都還比較好聞,但那好像才是屬於我們當前環境的味道──現實的味道。

 

這一堆動物玩具主要是中國製造的瑕疵商品,塗裝粗劣或是變形。我將它們(塑膠)視為一塊未經雕琢的大理石,以眼睛為座標刻出他們底下的臉,這過程是全然的減去,然而就結果而言反到像是將一張違和的面孔額外加了上去。堆疊擠壓的壘起成為一座塚。

 

雖然你不人不獸,但你可能是我的自然。

 

 

 

 

Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015 | Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, TW |2015

 

Installation view at "Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015"
Installation view at "Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015"
Installation view at "Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015"
Installation view at "Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015"
Installation view at "Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015"
Installation view at "Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015"
Installation view at "Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015"
Installation view at "Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015"
Installation view at "Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015"
Installation view at "Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015"
Installation view at "Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015"
Installation view at "Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015"
Installation view at "Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015"
Installation view at "Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015"
Installation view at "Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015"

 

You Are My Nature: mini 你是我的迷你自然

Plastic, glass jar | approx 30×30×30 cm | 2014

 

Installation view at "Word"
Installation view at "Word"
Installation view at "Word"

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