第三屆銅鐘藝術賞— 「互生 Inter-(Being)」 林沛瑩個展

活動日期: 2022.01.07 (五) - 2022.02.28 (一)

活動時間: 11:00 - 18:00

地點: 空總臺灣當代文化實驗場C-LAB,通信分隊展演空間

開幕聲響演出:2022.01.07 (五) 14:00 - 15:00
演出者 陳沛元

共生體宣言啟動計畫工作坊:2022.01.08 (六) 14:00 - 16:00
主持人:林沛瑩

展覽期間「交互共生對話」演出:請見詳細演出日程
演出者:甘水、陳沛元、陳懋璋、許韋晨、林沛瑩



3rd Tung Chung Prize - Inter-(Being) Pei-Ying Lin Solo Exhibition

Date: 2022.01.07 (Fri) - 2022.02.28 (Mon)

Time: 11:00 - 18:00

Location: C-Lab, Art Space lll

Opening Reception: 2022.01.07 (Fri) 14:00 - 15:00
Performer: Pei-Yuan Chen

Manifesto for the Holobionts Kickoff:2022.01.08 (Sat) 14:00 - 16:00
Lecturer: Pei-Ying Lin

Discourse of Inter-(Being) performances:Please check the detail schedule
Performers: Gam Zuei, Pei-Yuan Chen, Mao-Chang Chen, Ishtar Hsu, Pei-Ying Lin

策展論述

互生 Inter-(Being) 展覽將病毒作為思考的媒介,以病毒為鏡,探索人類與病毒深層的交疊。四件作品皆從病毒與人的其中一種關係開始提問,並展開對於此詰問的探索旅程,而終點也許出乎意料。

病毒在分子層次上透過橫向、不受物種生殖隔閡的限制,將物種與物種之間的遺傳資訊透過感染交互傳遞,以此讓生物橫向緊密連結,此一特質超脫林奈分類學對於「物種」的認識,開啟了科學界對於「Virosphere」(病毒圈)這指涉所有病毒存在的生物環境,較「生態圈」更為寬廣的定義的思考與研究。而知悉這種連接性,究竟會對人類造成什麼樣的影響?又如何主動的在這一生物結構上建構文化結構?

四件作品分別從動作(出神 1:1)、精神(邊界溶解)、身體(族譜X)、行為(合生體初 生宣言)四個面向出發,以病毒作為旅途中的方向盤,結束於自身。

Statement

Inter-(Being) uses viruses as the medium to convey thought experiments, as well as the mirror for our deeply intertwined human-virus relationship. All four projects in this exhibition each start with its own type of human-virus relationship as an inquiry. The inquiries then develop into journeys of investigations, and end with unexpected destinations.

Viruses can transmit genetic information horizontally between species, transcending the reproductive isolation between species and creating a tight network of connections. This ability liberates the definition of ‘Species’ defined by the traditional Linnaean System, which opens up the understanding of ‘Virosphere’ – a phrase representing the biological / non-biological sphere where viruses occupy. It is an extended network of the Biosphere. With this acknowledgement in mind, what effect will it have for humans? And how do we create a cultural structure on top of it?

The four projects explore the virosphere through movements (Studies of Interbeing - Trance 1:1), mental (Discourse of a Viral Boundary), body (Studies of Interbeing - Pedigree X), and behaviour (Manifesto for the Holobiont in Its Infancy - Human Version). Is it where the viruses are the guidance of the journeys, and conclude back to ourselves.

攝影:汪正翔

第三屆銅鐘藝術賞介紹

2020年全球因冠狀病毒肆虐起了變化,你我認知的世界秩序遭到無影無形的病毒而改變既往的運作規則。病毒藉由感染交互傳遞遺傳資訊,其跨物種的傳播特質超脫了林奈分類學對「物種」的定義,開啟科學界對「病毒圈」(Virosphere),即所有病毒存在的生物環境將重新思考與理解。然而,在科學數據的證明下,面對病毒在人類生存環境的無邊界滲透,如何在此⽣物體系上建構其文化脈絡?人類對病毒的態度,是否從抵禦毀滅轉而接受承認病毒早已是人類生命的一部分?

第三屆銅鐘藝術賞藝術家林沛瑩,揉合了生物科學、社會文化及藝術的疆界,在面對當前人類存亡的歷史關口,企圖提出病毒與人類共存為恆常之下,人類與病毒的多種對立或磨合的交疊關係,從多向度看待宇宙自然間的生命意義。《互生Inter-(Being) —林沛瑩個展》以病毒作為思考媒介,分別從精神、身體、行為等面向切入,不論是《相即共⽣練習簿-出神1:1》薩滿靈媒召喚冠狀病毒靈的降靈儀式,藉由多宗教樂曲及肢體律動,透過手工針織模擬電子顯微鏡下的病毒蛋白質複製機制,書寫病毒靈性的文化儀式;或是《相即共⽣練習簿-族譜X》結合訊聯生物科技(Bionet)的基因定序檢測,透視微生物家族是人類祖先的可能性;《邊界溶解》建構病毒爆發的想像敘事體,收集疫情下人對病毒所隱藏的慾望恐懼;《合⽣體初⽣宣⾔(⼈類版)》的十個跨物種合作基本⾏為準則,初生學習與微生物共處的新模式。藝術家向病毒展開詰問,非典型的語境表述人類與病毒共存的新認知。

3rd Tung Chung Prize

As the COVID-19 pandemic surged in 2020, the world as we knew it underwent a transformation, caused by a microscopic virus. While viruses transmit genetic material through the infection process, they are also capable of cross-species transmission, which effectively challenges the definition of “species” in Linnaean taxonomy. This has led to a movement within the scientific community to rethink the virosphere—that is, the biological environment in which all viruses exist. With scientific proof showing that viruses have fully permeated all corners of our environment, is it possible to examine these biological entities in a cultural context? Has humanity’s attitude towards viruses begun to shift from pushing for their eradication to an acceptance of viruses as an inevitable part of life?

The works of Pei-Ying Lin, recipient of the 3rd Tung Chung Prize, incorporate a blend of biology, society, culture, and art. At such a critical juncture for the future of humankind, she has ventured to highlight the numerous overlapping adversarial or adaptive relationships that exist in the long-term coexistence of humans and viruses as a reflection upon the meaning of life in the universe. Inter-(Being) utilizes viruses as a medium, viewed through mental, physical, and behavioral lenses. In Studies of Interbeing – Trance 1:1, a shaman tries to summon the spirit of COVID-19 in a ritual that incorporates religious music and rhythmic movements—they mimic the viral replication process through hand knitting and write about the spirituality of the virus. Studies of Interbeing – Pedigree X is a collaboration using BIONET Corporation’s genetic sequencing technology to explore the possibility that humans may be descendants of microbial families. Discourse of a Viral Boundary is an imaginary narrative construct of the viral outbreak, formed out of people’s hidden desires and fears about the virus during the pandemic; and the ten basic principles for interspecific symbiosis laid out in Manifesto for the Holobiont in Its Infancy – Human Version outline a new model of coexistence with microbes. Lin utilizes unconventional contexts to fully examine the virus, and in doing so generates a new understanding of human-viral coexistence.