Biologist

生物學家

Biologist

What do you remember about future?

 

Thousands of years after the end of the world, there were a group of parrot men landing from the depth of the universe.  They came to do research on the civilization used to be here and the main cause of the extinction. Parrot men excavated the surface of earth covered by thick ashes, trying to depict the civilization at that time. Aside from the approach of archeology, parrot men intended to rebuild the earth. By collecting big data from artifacts and applying the finest breeding technology, they tried to cultivate a new form of lives and civilization that are sustainable in the post-doomsday.

 

In these two years, Chang Teng-Yuan tackled the scenario of post-doomsday. By imagination, he constructed the world of his series works and told a fiction-styled story. In the exhibition Biologist: What do you remember about future?  Chang created one parrot-man biologist who after years of research, compiled the documentation and data and applied them into the finest breeding technology to create lives considered strong enough. Chang made the parrot-man biologist a rational researcher and a paranoid creator to throw out the question in subtitle—what do you remember about future?

 

“What do you remember about future?”

 

On the one hand, this sentence indicated a yes or no question— if humans can surpass the fourth dimension (time) to the fifth dimension and foresee all the cause and effect of the coming of doomsday, will they choose the same path to proceed? On the other, future here becomes a word referring to a specific place no more about time. It is like a place vaguely remembered as ever been to or perceived familiar but never been to.

 

Last, “What do you remember about future?” echoed the concept of Chang’s parrot men series by making hypothesis of how future men (parrot men) understand the present world and how future men (parrot men) understand (misunderstand) the earth before doomsday, to reflect on the absurd but accustomed details in contemporary environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

生物學家

關於未來,你記得什麼?

 

地球末日的數千萬年後,來自宇宙深處的鸚鵡人降落地球。為了研究地球末日前文明的樣貌,以及地球末日的主因,鸚鵡人在已經被灰燼掩埋的地表中,進行考古。藉由考古,鸚鵡人可描繪出當時地球人類的文明,進一步地,鸚鵡人開始重建地球。鸚鵡人將地球文物中所擷取出的各項數據資料,搭配鸚鵡人生物學家的高科技培育技術,以新生命的形式,培育出更適合生長在末日地球上的生命和文明。

 

 

在張騰遠這兩年的創作脈絡裡,他以如科幻小說般的情節,想像地球末日數千萬年後的情景,建構作品中的世界。在這次《生物學家-關於未來,你記得什麼?》個展中,張騰遠假想了一位生物學家,他是眾多來到地球考古的其中一員鸚鵡人,經歷漫長時間的地球考古研究,他將所得文獻和數據,融合本身的培育技術,創造他認為更適合在末日地球生存的新生命。張騰遠將鸚鵡人中的生物學家塑造成理性的研究者和偏執的造物者,並試著以副標拋出一個可以思考的問句。

 

“關於未來,你記得什麼?“

 

這句子, 第一方面,暗示著如果人類超脫第四維度(時間)到第五維度-能夠看清整個時間軸線,便可看到地球末日 的前因後果,那麼,是否還會選擇同一條道路前進呢?第二方面,未來,它不再是關於時間的描述,而是轉換成對一個特殊地點的指稱。它像是那個曾經到過,卻始終印象模糊,或是不曾去到,卻感覺曾經來過的特殊地點。

 

 最後,“關於未來,你記得什麼?“,也呼應著張騰遠這兩年間,鸚鵡人系列的創作概念,透過對未來的想像,假想未來人(鸚鵡人)會怎麼理解我們現今的世界。而也透過未來人(鸚鵡人)對末日前地球人類的理解(誤解), 反思當代環境中許多荒謬卻已經習以為常的細節。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

生物學家的桌面和新世界的藍圖

Biologist’s desktop and the blueprint of a new earth

 

acrylic on canvas

305x170cm

2014

 

 

「把各種超有機植物和在地球挖到的元素擺放在桌面上,是他用來記得未來的方式。」

 

“His way to remember future is putting every kind of super-organic plant and elements excavated from earth on the table.”

 

「從總部調來卷軸整理器(賽車形狀)之前,我們已知道它是古地球的影像詩篇。」

 

“Before getting the scroll collator (of the shape as racing car) transferred from the Headquarter, we had known that it was the video poetry in the ancient earth.”

 

 

解讀古地球的詩

Decipher poetry in the ancient earth

 

acrylic on canvas

127x113cm

2014

 

 

「我的直覺是,它需要兩顆心。」

 

“My intuition tells me it needs two hearts.”

 

 

得到兩顆心(星)

Two hearts (stars)

 

acrylic on canvas

57x64cm

2014

 

 

「在實驗室的培育過程裡,有時候會出現我無法理解的生命狀態」

 

“In lab, during the cultivation processes, sometimes I encountered certain life status that I can’t understand.”

 

 

地球生命原形12號

Earth Life Prototype No. 12

 

acrylic on canvas

60x60cm

2014

 

 

「它初期看似掙扎,在我沒注意的情況下,已經長出漂亮的髮和爆炸。」

 

“It looked like struggle at the first sight, and then it sprouted beautiful hair and explosion while I was unaware.”

 

 

長出空氣感的髮和爆炸

Sprouting airy hair and explosion

 

acrylic on canvas

60x56.5cm

2014

 

 

「在地球考古的中期,我們便以知道禽鳥皆被異能量化爲花」

 

“In the middle of earth archeology, we got to know that birds were turned into flowers by The Force.”

 

 

 

於是鳥禽化為花

Thereafter birds became flowers

 

acrylic on canvas

60x60cm

2014

 

 

超有機植物-人類

Super-organic plant—Humans

 

acrylic on canvas

60x60cm

2014

 

 

「古地球生物所需的材料都有了,怎麼組裝呢?」

 

“All materials of ancient earth lives are here. How could we piece them together?”

 

 

 

「六人編制的翻譯組,套用古地球的公式,將化為岩石的語言解譯。 」

 

“Translation team of six members applied formulas in ancient earth to interpret the solidified language stone.”

 

 

 

 

語言之石

Language Stone

 

acrylic on canvas

80x80cm

2014

 

 

植物學第三章

Botany- Chapter III

 

acrylic on canvas

162x130cm

2014

 

 

動物學J

Zoology J

 

acrylic on canvas

162x130cm

2014

 

末日派對

Doomsday Party

 

acrylic on canvas

162x130cm

2014

 

 

 

新物種學1

New Speciology 1

 

acrylic on canvas

53x45.5cm

2014

 

新物種學2

New Speciology 2

 

acrylic on canvas

53x45.5cm

2014

 

腳踩軟墊的生物學家

Biologist stepping on the health mat

 

FRP sculpture

24x24x57cm (glass dome included)

6 editions

2014

 

 

生物學家1002號

Biologist No.1002

 

FRP sculpture

24x24x57cm (glass dome included)

6 editions

2014

 

 

生物學家的私人植物

Biologist’s Private Plant

 

Clay sculpture

30x30x65 cm

2014

 

特別版:與收藏者共同討論末日植物該如何生成,

創造專屬藏家和生物學家的特別版本。

Special Edition: Creating the one and only edition with collectors based on mutual communication about how post-doomsday plants may look like.

未知的行為1

Unknown Behavior 1

 

Animation Installation

3'50''

6 editions

2014