medialogue: avaritia – silent greed

2017-09-02 Exhibition


Photo Credit: Cheung Chi Wai

http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/APO/en_US/web/apo/va_avaritia_silent_greed.html

Cheuk Wing-nam’s installation makes masterful use of sound and light to create an immersive environment that stirs feelings of anxiety and urgency. Inside each fluorescent yellow-lit glass bottle is a swiveling plastic piece that sounds the glass at different frequencies. The sound sculpture is visually evocative of moths to a flame, desperately seeking what will be their deaths, or fireflies in a jar, struggling to get out. Standing amidst this alcove of white noise, one is as if another fragment enclosed by a veil of sound.

Sound sculpture could be site-specific. This time, the sculpture is constructed in this 6-metre high place with 3 grids, so that the electric wire, grids and the sculpture could echo with the structure within the building. It is like the creatures not only are being surrounded by the sculpture itself, but also being under layer of black iron meshes within the building.

卓穎嵐的聲光裝置營造一個令焦慮幽幽萌生、局促不安的環境。每個玻璃瓶內置有會旋動的塑膠片,以敲擊玻璃發出不同聲頻。白噪聲將觀眾包圍,令人想起自取滅亡的赴火燈蛾,或困於瓶中掙扎的螢火蟲。

這次展出特別從場域特定去著手。在這六米高的地方增設了三個網架,令到電線、網架跟建築物內的結構互相呼應,猶如在玻璃瓶外再包圍一層黑色的鐵網綑著瓶中的生物。