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moon tide lullaby: fragility of sonic memory 月潮搖籃曲 (2019-)

Time-based installation
ice, water, sound, text, ink, paper, glass, electronics



Tide follows the tension between the moon and the earth to change its volume, the level of intimacy rises and falls through time, we observe the shape of moon to learn their languages - the circulation of life and death, they are the shadows of glimmering sunlight.

We pass our history through languages / senses / cells in order to sustain our subjective consistency: where do our memories go and how do they recreate themselves through time and imagination? How do our identities re-empower and re-shape us? From cells to consciousness — we are shells of memory. Tides carry the rhythmic flow to interact, to remember, to recall, the regeneration of our subjectivities, the continuous change between high and low tide on earth, it is the interaction of tangible and intangible: physicalize the invisible-inaudible memories.

From [ice, novel, fact] into [water, poetry, imagination] into [air, word, emptiness], we engage in the moment ice melts and freezes again and again. Witness the voice fading in, memories speak and chant, they become a movable existence, transcending time and space, shaping the circulation of memory, as we remember ourselves. We co-exist in between the dialogue, and experience the present together.

月潮搖籃曲 (moon tide lullaby)運用了在台灣、倫敦兩地做的田野錄音、與冰融化到水的物質特性,製成了一個充滿了即興意味的發聲裝置。作品中的聲音與文字在冰、水轉化的過程中隨著時間改變狀態,借代了身份與記憶的游移,與意義與無意義之間的一種過度。

在這件作品中,我想探討的是聲音記憶只能存於時間之中的脆弱本質,記憶是流動的冰,詩句埋在冰裡,冰融的微弱雜訊與化為水的振動隨著時間開始演化、再造、於是過去與未來不再絕對,我們共存於此時此刻。






Photo 2,3,4,5 by Robert Chang Chien
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