w h e r e v e r  y o u  a r e  ,  b e  a l l  t h e r e

攝影版畫,手造書

27cmx25cm /頁( 共19頁 )

2016

 

我在一顆蛋中看見了宇宙。

 

 

 

 

Genesis

 

2016-2017

leporello artist’s book with photographic printmaking, wooden table

610cm x 45 cm (27cmx25cm /page, 19 pages in total)

 

 

 

 

I see a universe in an egg;

the beginning of time in the light,

the zephyr on the water,

the kindness in the creation.

I see the presence of the absence.

 

These simple lines reveal my pure intention of making this work, Genesis. The first chapter of the book of Genesis in the Bible describes how the universe is created in a 7-day framework. This is absolutely the 'window period' as no one had ever witnessed the origin of the universe. In general, only things that can be seen and captured are regarded as 'truth'. Instead of capturing the present, is photography able to 'witness' this unseen history by 're-constructing' the universe formation?

 

Egg, a delicate but ordinary daily object, is used as the medium for creating images. However, diverging from the concept of photography, which bases on the physical trace of an existence of the referent. The images are not referring to the represented object but the non-represented ones. A kind of displacement is presented when the images and the text of Genesis juxtapose each other. With the photographic printmaking technique, the images are transformed into relief prints and textures on paper without any bit of ink. The subtleness echoes the concept of the presence of absence.