Waterland Solo Exhibition 水上樂園個展

Waterland 水上樂園 (2015)
Sand, Multi-channel Sound Installation沙, 多聲道裝置

Fremantle Arts Centre, West Australia 西澳
4-17 May, 2015

Waterland

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In our daily lives, do we take gifts such as the ocean for granted? This is the question explored by Taiwanese artist Yenting Hsu in her exhibition Waterland. In Australia as part of the Asialink Artist Exchange program, Hsu has created a multi-channel sound installation inspired by her time in Fremantle. The local connection to the ocean here differs greatly from her homeland, inspiring Hsu to examine the relationship between humans, the sea and the broader environment.

In Waterland, during the first week of exhibition, Hsu’s recordings of the ocean are played back in the gallery while visitors are encouraged to build sandcastles in the space. During the second week, visitors are not allowed to build sandcastles anymore. Only sandcastles , toys and sounds are there in the room of exhibition, they lonely exist there and are like historical remains. This playful, thought-provoking experience aims to encourage more attentive listening to our environment.

創作者透過〈水上樂園〉展覽提問:我們是否將海洋的恩賜視為理所當然?。經由墨爾本大學主持的Asialink澳亞聯網交換計劃,許雁婷受到在西澳Fremantle駐村經驗的觸發,創作了這個多聲道裝置新作。看著Fremantle地方居民與海洋的連結,與她的家鄉臺灣,特別是臺北,有極大的不同,讓她想重新檢視人類與海洋,或擴大而言,與自然環境之間的關係。

〈水上樂園〉作品中,第一週展期間,訪客獲邀得以在展間中堆沙堡,同時聆聽著四面八方而來的海浪聲與其相關的聲音、故事;第二週,訪客不得再堆沙堡,展間裡剩下被堆好的沙堡、散落的玩具和聲音,如同遺跡一般地存在。這個短暫的樂園,旨在喚起人們對海洋的思考,進一步思索,如何好好「聆聽」我們的環境。

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