在聖堂的一場演出

A Performance in the Church

三頻道錄像裝置

Three-channel video installation

2021


共六版


16min40sec
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在2018-2020年考古團隊陸續在北台灣和平島找到了諸聖教堂的完整牆基以及墓葬,是唯一見證西班牙人從1626-1642年在台灣最直接的證據。藝術家從這個考古現場出發,透過考古、聲響與當代藝術三個不同的專業領域的交會,策劃一場跨領域的音樂演出。當代人專注於細微的物質線索,進而想像一個我們從未經歷過的時空,這是考古學很迷人的特質。以此為概念,這個計畫企圖在這個安靜沈睡幾百年的考古現場中,再一次創造聲音。

 

這個作品包含了三部錄像,第一部錄像所呈現的是一場在考古現場的音樂演出,作曲家許德彰將考古元素轉化成音樂素材,其中樂器部分以考古文物為原型進行設計,例如3D列印骨器所製成的笛子,以及由鐵渣與鹿角所構成的打擊樂器,影像中漂浮的動畫也是來自於現場發掘的文物。第二部錄像呈現的是作曲家與考古學家謝艾倫在聲音工作室中,討論有關聲響元素與考古的交會。第三部錄像包含考古現場的發掘過程,以及3D掃描技術所呈現的考古現場動畫。

The intact foundation of the walls and graves, as the remains of the Church of Todos los Santos, successively unearthed from 2018 to 2020 by the archaeological team, were the only and most direct evidences of the Spanish presence in Taiwan between 1626 and 1642.  Taking the archaeological site as the point of departure, the artist organized an interdisciplinary musical performance via the encounters among archaeology, sound, and contemporary art.  Archaeology, fascinating in a way that it allows contemporary audience to imagine a time and space we have never experienced before as they are absorbed in the tiny material pieces, thus conceptually becomes the center of the project which attempts to re-create sounds for the archaeological site which has slept in silence for centuries.  

The artwork includes three videos: the first represents a musical performance taking place at the archaeological site, where the composer Hui Tak-Cheung transforms the archaeological elements into musical materials, including the instruments made in the models of archaeological findings, such as the flute made of a 3D-printed bone tool, or the percussion assembled with scums and antlers, while the floating animation in the video is also derived from the on-site findings.  The second video captures the composer’s conversation with the archaeologist Ellen Hsieh taking place in the sound studio where sound and archaeology meat each other.  The third video documents the on-site archeological excavation process and its animated 3D scanning.