EARTH

GUIDE

地球指南

Earth Guide helps you understand what earth used to be before doomsday.

 

Earth Guide follows the context of the previous projects. The series share the same historical background which is after thousands of years of the end of the world, parrot men from faraway galaxy traveled thousands of light-years to earth and did archeology in earth. In the former series Earth Archeology, parrot men did research and observation on left objects. In Earth Guide, parrot men started to judge and define human objects and behaviors to edit an earth guide for later generation.

 

Flower Arrangement Test in Earth Guide series describes that after parrot men doing research on human behavior of flower arrangement, they found flower arrangement a mysteriously ceremonial activity, so he asked seal man for help to do flower arrangement in a freezing cold place. Firework of Earth tells a incident that parrot men misunderstood nuclear explosion as fireworks of earth after checking humans’ documents about fireworks. Earth Guide series reinforce parrot men’s misunderstanding on earth to highlight the absurdity in ordinary circumstances.

 

Creating a plot in projects is my way of transforming art. I set the time in thousands of years after the end of the world, intending to shuffle all systems of symbols currently existing. The reason to choose parrot men as main characters is parrots imitate human being in their nature. In the plot setting, parrot men do research on earth civilization through imitating human behaviors, such as fishing, watch fireworks, or doing flower arrangement. Moreover, since parrots are always imitating based on segmental units of behaviors, the assumption from parrot men’s team of earth archeology is often mis-identified.

 

By my imagination of what happened after the end of the world, I expect to lead audience to think again about the possibilities of many things at present time. Besides, the new interpretation of archeology in the future helps audience to feel things they are already getting numb or aloof and provides a new perspective to look into the ambiguous contemporary circumstances.

 

 

地球指南,幫助你瞭解末日前的地球。

 

在地球指南的創作計畫中,延續之前的創作脈絡,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,經過數千光年的旅行距離,來到了地球,對地球進行考古。在前系列<地球考古學>中,鸚鵡人對地球的各種事物進行觀察和研究,而在這系列,他們更進一步地對地球作出判斷,定義數千年前地球人的各種行為,作出可供後人參考的地球指南。

 

地球指南系列中,<插花試驗>一畫,即在描述鸚鵡人研究地球插花行為之後,認為插花是一種具有神秘儀式性的行為,於是找來海豹人,在冰天雪地之下進行插花測驗。而<人類的煙火>中,鸚鵡人根據地球人關於煙火的文獻,誤以為核爆場面是煙火的盛況。在此系列中,加強鸚鵡人對地球各種事物的誤解,藉此突顯各種我們早已經習以為常卻有點荒謬的行為。

 

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,譬如人類的釣魚,賞煙火,插花等行為。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。

 

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。

 

 

 

 

 

人類的煙火

Firework of earth

 

acrylic on canvas

150x105cm

2013

 

插花試驗

Flower arrangement testing

 

acrylic on canvas

120x90cm

2013

 

 

正確的手

Correct hand

 

acrylic on canvas

31x31cm

2013

 

 

地球風遊樂器材earth style - playground

 

acrylic on canvas

91x72.5cm

2013

 

 

救援行動

Rescue

 

acrylic on canvas

150x105cm

2013

 

 

地球抱枕

earth style - cushion

 

acrylic on canvas

91x72.5cm

2013

 

 

研究名為vogue的地球文獻

Vogue

 

acrylic on canvas

150x130cm

2013

 

 

肋骨盆栽

The pot plant made from ribs

 

acrylic on canvas

31.5x31.5cm

2013

 

 

鍊金術

Alchemy

 

acrylic on canvas

260x135cm

2013