Water God Bot 水神機器人

Medium: Found objects, sand, water, salt, wood, sounds, and custom electronics.

材質:聲音互動裝置。陶、海洋現成物、特製電子設備、聲音、麻繩、擴音器、麥克風

Dimensions: 170 x 500 x 600 cm or adjustable to the space

尺寸:170 x 500 x 600 cm

Year: 2020

An interactive sound installation using the detectability of electricity, body, water, and salt to cascade existence. It explores the constant process of confirmation and reinforcement of spiritual sublimation, machinery, and flesh, material, and spirit.
Space comes to life when the viewers touch the water in the device that triggers sounds to compose a fluid dimension; A dimension that transcends time and space.
The usage of medical implants and medicines to repair the flesh is to view the body as a machine. The boundary between robots and humans is fascinating. Are there souls? Is the world we perceived the whole? Do lifeless objects possess powers and thoughts? Can reality be created through rituals, contacts, and imagination? The work intends to interpret and explore the oldest known belief system: Animism in the contemporary artistic approach.

類似大型樂器的互動聲音裝置。透過電、身體、水、與鹽串聯可感測的存在,探討精神昇華,及機器與肉身、物質與精神間不斷重複確認加強的過程。觀者身體觸碰作品中的水,可觸發場域中的各種聲響,形成超越時空維度的流動空間。
醫學用各種人工植入物與用藥來修復肉體,某種程度上即是將身體視為一部機器,於是機器與人的界線與比重是個值得玩味的概念:究竟有沒有靈魂?我們感知的世界是否就是全貌?一個無生命跡象的物件是否有力量、有思想?透過儀式、接觸、與想像,是否就能創造出真實?作品試圖對目前已知最古老的信仰系統:泛靈論加以當代的詮釋探討。

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Hui-Ying Tsai: Concept, sculpture, and installation
Jonathan Grover: Sounds, programming, and custom electronics
Support from The Pier2 Art Center, Pier-2 Artist in Residence, Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, and Bureau of Cultural Affairs Kaohsiung City Government