聲機勃勃 Ⅱ - 共生 Spring up Ⅱ - Coexistence​

Sound-Sensitive Installation

Media: Stepper motor, sound sensors, mirrors, chairs, timber
Size: 60cm*60cm*120cm*2

Year: 2014

Spring up II - Coexistence  serves as an evolutionary product of the sound-sensitive installation of Spring up - it is a replication of its DNA. This continuation of life is just like cell division, the fundamental process of organism growth and reproduction in which one cell is usually split into two.

When these tiny organisms hear the sound of a person’s voice, footsteps, or hand-clapping, they will shrink according to the volume. The louder the noises you make, the more frightened they will get, which will result in a rapid recoiling motion by all. The inspiration for this artwork is derived from the experience of hiking. In the forest, a person can feel the presence of sunlight, birds, flowers, grass, trees, and bugs. Yet, these organisms will promptly go into hiding due to your presence. However, if you remain quiet for a period of time, they will get used to you and proceed with their normal activities. The sound-driven devices focus, reflect, and complement each other, while an endless and implicating conversation emerges amongst the viewer, environment, and space. This artwork expresses the changes and reactions to an environment caused by the introduction of people and sounds.

2014 Ministry of Culture, Art Bank Taiwan. Collection.