Title: Ying Yun

Year: 2021

Medium:

Dimensions: 2 hours participatory event, sculpture 60x55x27 cm

Description:

A participatory ritual event. The transformation of the fire and water energy illustrates the transcendence of material and spiritual, as well as conscious and subconscious. “Ying Yun” originated from the I Ching, an ancient Chinese deviation. The quoted text expresses that all elements are refined in the misty chaos of Ying and Yang, just like the coition birth life. I receive the blessing and express my gratitude to my ancestors through this ritual. 

During the ritual, the changes in three states of water embody the impermanence of existence. It transcends the present space and time of the viewers and myself to unknown dimensions and blurs the boundary of life and death.

Burning wood and charcoal heat the stones, and release the stream of water into the air. All of the above enter my body through breath and wash off the ink on my skin. The vessal is made of sand, lime, and water without glue. It is inspired by the local geological formation of the coast and embeds the found shells and washed off the broken reef.

Videographer & Photographerger: Baudau, Yu-Te Chen 

Video Editor: Hui-Ying Tsai 

Special thanks to TESA Creative Center 

© 2021 Hui-Ying Tsai All Rights Reserved

 

作品名稱: 絪縕

年代:2021

尺寸:2小時民眾參與活動與表演、容器尺寸長60x55x27公分

媒材:水、火、砂、石、木炭、墨、海洋生物現成物

說明:

將溪水用加熱的石頭不斷蒸發,同時過程中使用溪水與沸水混合的陰陽水洗去身上的墨跡。參與的民眾圍著火堆用木炭不斷將石頭加熱到可以滾沸水的熱度大約一小時,然後提給在溪中的我進行淨身的儀式,洗淨的時間約一小時。

本作品以《易經》:「天地絪縕,萬物化醇,男女構精,萬物化生」為引子,呈現萬物由混沌陰陽調和而生,試圖觀察身體與環境尋求宇宙與生命的答案。透過水與火的能量轉換、身體與水的三態變化,藉儀式和天地萬物與歷代母親通靈、接收生命的感動與表達感謝。

水的狀態體現了存在的無常變化,孕育出超越時空地域的場。在水裡,物質、精神、與能量不斷轉換,生死的界線模糊。

水把屍骨化為微塵、又把微塵塑成器與體,永生輪迴。元素在宇宙間轉換,無生無死,亦生亦死。殼是海洋的枯骨、是上古生命世代的基因傳承、死後化為沙塵、溶入水中餵養新生。火的能量累積在石頭裡釋放溪水,我的肉身吸入溪蒸騰的水汽、水汽中沾染宇宙無意落下的星塵,身體疆界的存在是為了彰顯生命的脆弱只能乘著精神超脫。儀式的容器製作方式模擬石門區海岸的形成,採水泥砂直塑堆疊,無任何膠合,摻水固化鑲嵌當地海岸的貝殼與石化的破碎礁岩。

攝影:寶導、陳有德

剪接:蔡慧盈

特別感謝:石門雕塑中心