EARTH  ARCHEOLOGY

地球考古學

 

 

 After the end of the earth after thousands of years, what has been left?

 

 This idea pops up my mind when I was watching a Discovery Channel’s program about Pompeii; I wonder if volcanic eruption, magma, and pozzolana destroyed the whole world, how the civilization after thousands of years will examine and inspect us? Maybe the people in the future may recognize the catwalk discovered from ruins as an airstrip. Or, would they know that the tiger shark in a glass tank of formaldehyde is actually a pricy artwork in our era? I have set my artwork at the time of thousands of years later after the end of the day. The parrot man who live in a remote planet have received the flight vehicle full of information about Earth of thousands of years ago. Meanwhile, they have discovered Earth, and realized there was civilization before. Therefore, they have sent many parrot researchers travelling through thousands of light-years to investigate Earth

 

 During the archaeological excavation, parrot men have discovered many incomprehensible items from their prospective. For example, the white arc in Marcel Duchamp’s famous artwork “Fountain" may be considered popular amusement equipment in Earth then; while Jeff Koons’ “Balloon Dog” may be regarded by parrot men as the transportation vehicle. Moreover, the artificial satellite landed on Earth may be thought to be the equipment for barbecue.

 

 To create a plot during the creation of my artwork is my method for art transformation. I have set the time at thousands of years from the end of the world, intending to reset all the meaning of symbols that are currently used. The reason to choose parrot men as main characters is because parrots can imitate human beings. In my plot setting, parrots men would imitate human beings’ behaviors in order to research the culture of Earth. For instance, parrot men may imitate models’ motions while doing 25 continuous shootings so that we can see the beautiful and fashionable poses acted by others, which is very interesting and ridiculous. Since the imitation from parrot men is segmental, my setting for parrot men’s research of Earth archaeology is with much misunderstanding and misinterpretation.

 

 

 In this artwork, the parrot men from remote edge of galaxy, have traveled to Earth light-years way and looked into the possible pattern of Earth thousands of years from now. I want to reopen our visions of thinking toward the possibility of many things by the imagination and assumption from parrot men’s prospective. Besides, from their new interpretation from the archaeology, they can remark things we are numb and aloof with now and highlight the ambiguous modes of contemporary.

 

 

 

在地球末日的數千年後,那時候的地球上還有著甚麼?

 

觀看電視頻道Discovery關於考古龐貝古城的節目時,好奇地想像著如果現在又發生火山大爆發,岩漿和火山灰無情又快速地把全世界掩埋了,數千年後的文明會怎麼樣考古我們呢?若他們從一堆泥漿中挖出模特兒走秀的伸展台,他們或許會認為它可能是飛機跑道。又或是他們真的可以知道泡在福馬林中的虎鯊,在當時的地球,是一件高價的藝術品嗎?

 

這次的創作計畫,我將劇情設定在地球末日的數千年後,住在遙遠星際邊緣的鸚鵡人,收到數千年前由地球發出,滿載地球資訊的飛行器,進而發現了地球,並且判定地球曾經有過文明,因此派出眾多鸚鵡研究員,經過數千光年的旅行距離,來到了地球,對地球進行考古。

考古的過程中,鸚鵡人挖掘到許多(對他們來說)無法理解的物件。譬如杜象的作品<噴泉>,他們認為這白色弧形物件,有可能是當時地球人流行的遊樂器材。Jeff Koons的氣球狗雕塑,鸚鵡人認為它極有可能是當時地球人的交通工具,又或是掉落在地表的人造衛星,鸚鵡人覺得它在當時的地球,是用來烤肉的器材。

 

在創作計畫中,編造一個劇情,是我做為藝術轉換的手法。將時間點設定在末日後的數千年,是企圖將現有世界的一切符號系統重新洗牌,而選擇鸚鵡人做為主角,是因為鸚鵡會模仿,在劇情設定中,鸚鵡人以模仿地球人的行為,做為研究地球文明的方法,譬如鸚鵡人模仿模特兒25連拍的動作,讓我們重新看到模特兒擺起來美妙時尚的姿勢,由別人來擺時,其實是很荒謬有趣的。而由於鸚鵡的模仿是很片段性的,所以我設定鸚鵡人在地球考古的研究,經常是誤判的。

 

本創作計畫中,在遙遠銀河邊緣的鸚鵡人,旅行到光年之外的地球,並研究千年之前地球的面貌。我想要藉由一個對末日之後的想像,開啟我們對許多事情重新思考的可能性, 而也企圖藉由鸚鵡人,從未來看現在的考古研究,將一些我們早已麻痺無感的事情再畫上重點,標註出許多其實曖昧不清的當代狀態。

 

 

 

鸚鵡人地球觀察報告-大型鯊魚標本

earth research by parrot man- unknown Shark Specimen

 

acrylic on canvas

91x72.5cm

2012

 

 

鸚鵡人地球觀察報告-爆炸雲

earth research by parrot man -explosion cloud

 

 

acrylic on canvas

91x72.5cm

2012

 

 

鸚鵡人地球觀察報告-觀測三角旗

earth research by parrot man - observe the pennant

 

acrylic on canvas

120x90cm

2012

 

 

疑似遊樂器材

unknown Amusement Equipment

 

acrylic on canvas

53x45.5cm

2013

 

 

鸚鵡人地球觀察報告-疑似交通工具

earth research by parrot man - unknown Transport

 

acrylic on canvas

91x72.5cm

2012

 

 

鸚鵡人地球觀察報告-冰島上的午睡

earth research by parrot man-iceberg

 

acrylic on canvas

91x72.5cm

2012

 

 

鸚鵡人地球觀察報告-發現不明跑道

earth research by parrot man-found the unknown runway

 

acrylic on canvas

100x100cm

2013

 

 

鸚鵡人地球觀察報告-搔癢測試

scratch test

 

acrylic on canvas

91x72.5cm

2013

 

 

鸚鵡人地球觀察報告-某種鼠類

earth research by parrot man -unknown mouse

 

acrylic on canvas

91x72.5cm

2012

 

 

鸚鵡人地球觀察報告-發現不明生物

unknown organism

 

acrylic on canvas

91x72.5cm

2012

 

 

鸚鵡人地球觀察報告-即將形成的星座

earth research by parrot man- constellation is forming

 

acrylic on canvas

35x27cm

2013

 

 

鸚鵡人地球觀察報告-正確姿勢

earth research by parrot man - correct position

 

acrylic on canvas

50x30cm

2013

 

 

培育山水

breeding landscape

 

acrylic on canvas

300x105cm

2013

 

 

馬百科

encyclopedia of horse

 

acrylic on canvas

120x90cm

2013

 

 

人體研究

Anthropotomy

 

acrylic on canvas

150x120

2013

 

 

相似物種

similar species

 

acrylic on canvas

53x45.5cm

2013

 

 

菇百科

encyclopedia of mushroom

 

acrylic on canvas

30x30cm

2013

 

 

遠古物種

ancient species

 

acrylic on canvas

163x120cm

2013

 

 

鸚鵡人地球觀察報告-7號報告

earth research by parrot man - project 7

 

5 channels animation

2012

 

 

地球考古學-培育計畫

Earth Archeology- Breeding Project

 

6 channels animation

2013

 

 

無人飛行器-末日後的泰德美術館

Unmanned aerial vehicle- Tate modern after the end of the world

 

9 channels animation

2013