Project | Legends

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Is that enough? 2013, Acrylic on wall, Site-specific, 1000 x 300 cm
足夠嗎?2013,塑膠彩,場域特定,1000 x 300 厘米

Hephaestus son of Zeus and Hera. He is the Greek god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes. As a smithing god, Hephaestus made all the weapons for the gods in Olympus. He also created from the soil the gift that the gods gave to man, the first woman Pandora.
赫淮斯托斯 宙斯及赫拉之子。相傳火山是他為眾神打造神兵和神器的工匠爐。他是諸神的工匠,具有高超的技巧,製造了許多著名的神兵、神器,並用粘土做成了地上第一個女人潘朵拉送給人類。

 

 

 

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Can it be continued ? 2013, Metal composite, iron wok, magnets, iron filings, Dimension variable
還能繼續嗎?2013,金屬聚合物、鐵鑊、磁石及鐵粉,尺寸不定

Atlas One of the Twelve Labors of the hero Heracles was to fetch some of the golden apples which grow in Hera’s garden, tended by Atlas’ daughters, the Hesperides, and guarded by the dragon Ladon. Heracles went to Atlas and offered to hold up the heavens while Atlas got the apples from his daughters. Upon his return with the apples, however, Atlas attempted to trick Heracles into carrying the sky permanently by offering to deliver the apples himself, as anyone who purposely took the burden must carry it forever, or until someone else took it away. Heracles, suspecting Atlas did not intend to return, pretended to agree to Atlas’ offer, asking only that Atlas take the sky again for a few minutes so Heracles could rearrange his cloak as padding on his shoulders. When Atlas set down the apples and took the heavens upon his shoulders again, Heracles took the apples and ran away.
阿特拉斯 希臘神話中雙肩撐天的泰坦,泰坦神族被新神族征服後,新神族命阿特拉斯巨人負天。大力神赫拉克勒斯奉命前往聖園偷金蘋果的時候,普羅米修斯建議他派阿特拉斯去完成這個任務,於是赫拉克勒斯答應在阿特拉斯離開的這段時間裡親自負天,沒想到阿特拉斯在摘得金蘋果後不願再從赫拉克勒斯的肩上把青天接過來,赫拉克勒斯假裝同意,但是要求阿特拉斯在他去找一副墊肩時,也替他扛一會兒。等阿特拉斯把青天剛舉到自己的肩上,赫拉克勒斯撿起金蘋果就跑了。

 

 

 

 

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Can it be supported ? 2013, Steel balls, magnets and remains, Site-specific, 30 x 30 x 30 cm
還能再支撑嗎?2013,鋼珠、磁石及遺蹟,場域特定,30 x 30 x 30 厘米

Gaia was the goddess of Earth in ancient Greek religion, one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia was the great mother of all: the primal Greek Mother Goddess; creator and giver of birth to the Earth and all the Universe; the heavenly gods, the Titans and the Giants were born from her.
蓋亞 希臘神話的大地之母神。開天闢地之時,她由混沌中誕生,是最早的神。她是天空之神烏拉諾斯的母親,及後與他結合生下泰坦和巨人。她是宇宙及世界之始,所有天神都是她的後代,宙斯是她的孫子。

 

 

 

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Has it reac hed the pea k? 2012, Coloured pencil on paper, each 21 x 29.7 cm
推到頂了嗎? 2012, 木顏色紙本,各 21 x 29.7 厘米

 

 

Has it fallen again ? 2012, Offset printout, Dimension variable
又掉下來嗎? 2012,柯式印刷紙本,尺寸不定

Sisyphus King Sisyphus promoted navigation and commerce but was avaricious and dishonest. The maddening nature of the punishment was reserved for King Sisyphus due to his arrogance that his cleverness surpassed that of Zeus himself. Zeus accordingly displayed his own dominance by enchanting the boulder into rolling away from King Sisyphus before he reached the top which ended up consigning Sisyphus to an eternity of useless efforts and unending frustration.
薛西弗斯 以狡猾機智聞名,他的機智令他囤積 大量財富。自視比宙斯聰明的薛西弗斯因矇騙諸 神,被判要將大石推上陡峭的高山。每次他都要 用盡全力,大石快要到頂時,石頭就會從其手中 滑脫,又得重新推回去,幹著無止境的勞動。

 

 

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Is there left behind ? 2013, Graphite, wooden blocks, wooden drawer, 83 x 8 x 36 cm
遺留下什麼嗎?2013,石墨、木方及木抽屜,83 x 8 x 36

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Is there still hope ? 2013,Wax, wooden box,7 x 8 x 17 cm
還有希望嗎?2013,蠟及木匣,7mm x 8mm x 17 cm

Pandora the first human woman created by the deities, specifically by Hephaestus. As Hesiod related the Pandora myth, each of the deities helped create her by giving her unique gifts. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to mold her out of earth as part of the punishment of humanity for Prometheus’ theft of the secret of fire, and all of them joined in offering her “seductive gifts." Yet, Zesus presented her a secret jar but reminded her not to open it. Pandora opened it out of simple curiosity, releasing all the evils of humanity—greed, emptiness, slander, jealousness, pain, etc—leaving only hope inside once she had closed it again.
潘多拉 希臘神話中火神赫淮斯托斯用粘土做成的地上的第一個女人,作為對懲罰普羅米修斯盜火後送給人類的回應。眾神賜予潘朵拉各樣誘人的魅力,宙斯卻贈她一神秘盒子,要求她不可以打開。潘多拉出於好奇而打開了盒子,釋放出人世間的所有邪惡——貪婪、虛無、誹謗、嫉妒、痛苦等——當她再蓋上盒子時,只剩下希望在裡面。

 

 

Is it to be continued ? 2013, Iron sandals, magnets, clay, plaster cast, Viewers’ participation, Dimension variable
還要繼續嗎?2013,鐵鞋、磁石、泥及石膏,觀眾參與,尺寸不定

Pangu in the beginning there was nothing in the universe except a formless chaos. However this chaos coalesced into a cosmic egg for about 18,000 years. Within it, the perfectly opposed principles of Yin and Yang became balanced and Pangu emerged from the egg. Pangu set about the task of creating the world: he separated Yin from Yang with a swing of his giant axe, creating the Earth (murky Yin) and the Sky (clear Yang). To keep them separated, Pangu stood between them and pushed up the Sky. This task took 18,000 years; with each day the sky grew ten feet higher, the Earth ten feet wider, and Pangu ten feet taller. After the 18,000 years had elapsed, Pangu was laid to rest. His breath became the wind, mist and clouds; his voice the thunder; left eye the sun and right eye the moon; his head became the mountains and extremes of the world; his blood formed rivers; his muscles the fertile lands; his facial hair, the stars and milky way; his fur the bushes and forests; his bones the valuable minerals; his bone marrows sacred diamonds; his sweat fell as rain; and the fleas on his fur carried by the wind became the fish and animals throughout the land.

Three Five Historic Records, Xu Zheng
盤古 天地渾沌如雞子。盤古生在其中。萬八千歲。天地開闢。陽清為天。陰濁為地。盤古在其中。一日九變。神於天。聖於地。天日高一丈。地日厚一丈。盤古日長一丈。如此萬八千歲。天數極高。地數極深。盤古極長。故天去地九萬里。後乃有三皇。 天氣蒙鴻,萌芽茲始,遂分天地,肇立乾坤,啟陰感陽,分佈元氣,乃孕中和,是為人也。首生盤古。垂死化身。氣成風雲。聲為雷霆。左眼為日。右眼為月。四肢五體為四極五嶽。血液為江河。筋脈為地𥚃。肌肉為田土。髮為星辰。皮膚為草木。齒骨為金石。精髓為珠玉。汗流為雨澤。身之諸蟲。因風所感。化為黎甿。

徐整.《三五歷記》

 

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Can ‘t this be terminated ? 2013, Axe, brass plate, Site-specific, Dimension variable
斬不斷嗎?2014,斧及銅片,場域特定,尺寸不定

Wu Gang wished to learn to become an immortal, but he was not patient and did not try his best. The Jade Emperor decided to punish him. The Emperor created a Cedar Bay Cherry tree on the Moon. Wu Gang was asked to chop it in order to become an immortal. Wu Gang tried to chop the tree, yet he was not focus to work after halfly done, and the tree started to recover. Therefore, he had to chop it day after day.

吳剛 中國傳說中醉心仙道的樵夫,但不肯耐心修道,因此天帝把他騙到月宮,要他砍倒桂樹,方可獲仙術。但吳剛每砍一半,便不專心而開始偷懶休息,此時桂樹便會慢慢癒合,日復一日,吳剛的工作始終無法達成,必須不斷的砍下去。

 

Have we escaped ? 2013, Digital zinc and film output, acrylic, wax, 100 x 100 cm
逃出了嗎?2013,數碼鋅版及菲林輸出、塑膠彩及蠟,100 x 100

Icarus the son of the master architect Daedalus, both together built the Labyrinth for King Minos of Crete near his palace at Knossos to imprison the Minotaur, a half-man, half-bull monster born of his wife and the Cretan bull. Minos imprisoned Daedalus and Icarus in order to keep the secret of the Labyrinth. Daedalus fabricated two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers to escape. Daedalus warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, just to follow his path of flight. Overcome by the excitement that flying lent him, Icarus soared through the sky curiously, but he ignored instructions not to fly too close to the sun, and the melting wax caused him to fall into the sea where he drowned.

伊卡洛斯 希臘建築師兼發明家代達羅斯替克里特島的國王米諾斯建造一座迷宮,用來關住米諾斯那牛頭人身的兒子米諾塔。但國王擔心迷宮的秘密走漏,於是下令將代達羅斯和他的兒子伊卡洛斯一同關進那座迷宮裡高高的石塔。為了逃出,代達羅斯以蠟結合鳥羽製成飛行翼。代達羅斯告誡兒子:「而飛行高度過高,會因強烈陽光照射的高熱而灼燒,造成蠟翼融化。」 他們父子從石塔展翅飛翔逃出,年輕的伊卡洛斯因初次飛行所帶來的喜悅感受,他越飛越高,因太接近太陽而使蠟翼融化,最終墜海身亡。

 

 

Can this be even hig her ? 2013, Wax, graphite on plaster, Site-specific, Dimension variable, Private Collection

還可以再高一些嗎?2013,蠟、石墨設色石膏,場域特定,尺寸不定,私人收藏

 

 

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Isn ‘t it not harmonized ? 2013, Magnets and iron powder on iron railing, Site-specific, Dimension variable
不夠和諧嗎?2013,磁石及鐵粉置於鐵扶手,場域特定,尺寸不定

 

 

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Isn ‘t it inescapa ble ? 2013, Magnets, iron powder on leg-irons, locked on iron railing, Site-specific, Dimension variable
逃不掉嗎?2013,磁石及鐵粉置於鐵鐐銬鎖在鐵扶手,場域特定,尺寸不定

Nemesis the name is related to the Greek word, meaning “to give what is due". Another name was Adrasteia, meaning “the inescapable." The Greeks personified vengeful fate as a remorseless goddess: the goddess of revenge.
涅墨西斯 意為「予其所應得之果」。是希臘神話中被人格化之冷酷無情的復仇女神。神話中的涅墨西斯會對那些在上帝座前妄自尊大的人施以天譴。她又名阿德剌斯忒亞,意為「不可避免之人」。

 

 

 

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Is there not hing outside the window ? 2013, Digital inkjet print on curtain, Site-specific, 233 x 233 cm
窗外什麼也沒有嗎?2013,數碼輸出窗簾,場域特定,233 x 233 厘米

Epimetheus was the brother of Prometheus, the son of Iapetus. He made the men from earth together with Prometheus. The twin Titans were entrusted with distributing the traits among the newly-created animals. Epimetheus was responsible for giving a positive trait to every animal, but when it was time to give man a positive trait, he found that there was nothing left. Epimetheus means “hindsight".
厄庇墨透斯 是第一代泰坦神伊阿珀托斯的兒子,普羅米修斯的兄弟。傳說他與普羅米修斯一起用泥土創造人類。在創造動物和人類的時候,厄庇墨透斯負責賦予每種動物以良好的本能,但輪到了人類的時候,什麼也沒剩下來給他們作為生存的依靠。他原來只有後見之明。

 

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Can ‘t this be ac hieved at once ? 2013, Coins, iron cage, Site-specific, 30 x 95 x 50 cm
不能一步到位嗎?2013,硬幣及鐵籠,場域特定,30 x 95 x 50 厘米

Romulus and Remus the twin brothers and central characters of Rome’s foundation myth. They were raised by a she-wolf (in Latin, lupa). The twins were proved to be natural leaders. Each acquired many followers. They chose to found a new city. Romulus wanted to found the new city on the Palatine Hill; Remus preferred the Aventine Hill. They agreed to determine the site through augury but when each claimed the results in his own favor, they quarrelled and Remus was killed. Romulus founded the new city, named it Rome, after himself, and created its first legions and senate.

羅慕路斯與雷穆斯 是羅馬神話中羅馬市的奠基人。他們是一對雙生子,是被狼撫養大的孩子。兄弟倆人後來因為就誰獲得當地神的支持,為給新建的城市命名的問題而發生爭執,甚至爆發戰鬥,結果羅慕路斯將雷穆斯殺死。然後羅慕路斯繼續建城。他以自己的名字命名這座城市為羅馬,並成為其第一任國王。

 

 

 

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