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Sand Tower

​沙塔

2018 

Performance 

Performer: He, Yu-Wei

我們是如此的麻木,在這不適的情況下,靜待著將自我掩埋。

We are so numb, waiting to bury ourselves under this uncomfortable condition.

Sand Tower is an interactive performance. I designed two ways of viewing. In one way, the audience can go on the stage as participants and look in from the top. When the audience goes up to the stage, the corresponding position will start pouring sand, burying the central area. The surrounding audience will see it as if the participants on the stage are part of the work, thus create second way of viewing. 

This performance that surrounds and affects the central performer involves this work with an education method that I have observed and perceived. Students growing up in Taiwan receive cramming training, in which they are only blindly instilled with information. This way of studying even proceed to higher education, so that the new generation has gradually lost the ability to think and make independently in the course of growing up.

In the choice of material, I chose cement sand, a kind of material used in architecture. Cement building is the most common architecture in our country. In this era surrounded by high-rise buildings, I use this image as a metaphor for the visual embodiment of the performance.

        沙塔是一件互動式的表演作品。我在之中設計了兩種的觀看方式,觀眾可以上台當作參與者進入作品之中並由上方向內看入,當觀眾上去靠近時,相對的位置就會開始流沙,將中央區域越埋越深,讓周圍的觀眾看進去就好像台上的參與者是作品的一部分一樣,有著兩種不同的觀看角度。

        這種環繞並且使中心表演者受影響的模式,讓這件作品涵括著一件關於我所感受到的教育模式。在台灣的成長中,有著明顯的填鴨式型態的教育,只是一昧的被灌輸,這種方式以及學院的生態,讓新一代在成長中慢慢失去了獨立思考以及製作的能力。

 

        在材質的選擇上選擇了水泥沙,一種用在建築上的材質,水泥大樓便是我們國家最常見的建物,在這高樓大廈環繞的時代,也挪用此意象隱喻了表演之中的視覺體現。