沉睡于大海的创作于2015年8月底完成。底座是一种名字叫做爵士白的大理石所制作,鼻子部分是玻璃钢喷漆。设计鼻子型态的 时候和大熊(我雕塑系的同学,鼻子部分的稿子也是他来帮我的)讨论,想让它有点像古典的山脉又有点像睡在在大海里刚好漏出水面的鼻子,于是经过几番的修 改,定下现在的这个型态。生长出来的部分是手工弯曲的黄铜管加上3D打印的部件链接到鼻子外侧。因为涉及到鼻子内部的播放芯片和外端小显示器的链接,穿信 号线和调整姿态是一个很漫长的过程。显示屏外壳就是定制好的亚克立盒子,其实一开始并不是亚克力的盒子,在实验和构想的过程中,作品型态和实现方案一直在 改变。

sleeping in the ocean is completed by the end of August, 2015. The base is made of Volakas, a kind of marble. The nose is made of FRP (fiber-reinforced plastic) with spray paint. When I design the shape of the nose, I discussed with Da Xiong (my friend from the sculpture department who also helped me with designing the sketch of the nose) that I wanted it to be like mountains in classical Chinese painting and also like a sleeping nose that half-emerged from the ocean. After a few revisions, we decided on current model. The part that grows out of nostril is hand curved copper with 3D printed objects. Because it concerns the connections between chips inside of the nostril and acrylic box, it was a long process threading the signal wire and adjusting the copper threads. The acrylic box was not the initial idea. The shape of the work and the work plan keeps changing during the process of experimentation.

图注:沉睡于大海(工作室拍摄)

image: sleep in the ocean (photo taken in artist studio)

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图注:沉睡于大海(工作室拍摄)

最开始是想用玻璃气泡来制作打呼噜的样子,气泡里面放置的是一些受控制的电磁铁,铁粉放置在气泡内部,随着电磁铁信号的改变而制造特定的节奏。但是在不断实验过程中就出现很多问题,例如电磁铁找不到小到可以放置在玻璃泡里且功率能够有效吸取铁粉的,制作玻璃泡的条件也很难满足,不是工厂因为数量少不愿意就是没有合适的工坊和材料烧制。玻璃泡也试过现场的改装,现学酒精燃烧,突然冰水冷却切割形状的方法来制作,或者直接用玻璃刀切割,只是最后效果都不理想。

my initial idea is to use glass bubbles to imitate snoring. Inside of glass bubbles, I put some electromagnetic powder, the rhythmic patter of which changes to the electromagnetic signals. However, there were many problems during experimentation. For example, I couldn’t find an electromagnetic small enough to fit inside of the bubble and with enough power to attract the electromagnetic powder. Also it is difficult to make the glass bubble as I designed. Either no factory is willing to make them due to the small quantity, or there is no proper workshop and material to use. I have tried to change already made glass bubbles, to use

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图注:沉睡于大海草图 2015

我也曾经试过自己制作电磁铁,因为在苏黎世读书的时候第一个手工制作的电子元件就是电磁铁。因为这样电磁铁的型态就可以又我自己控制和修改了,我特意选取了DT4型号的纯铁棒,买了机床刀跑到老杨(美院新媒体系的同班同学,现在乃是知名烟斗师)工作室里用起了他的迷你小机床。自己没什么经验,就是觉得机床还蛮好玩,一下午弄了一根,然后迫不及待的回工作室开始缠电线。做好以后开始实验,正常供电只有一点点效果,然后我把电压输入放到12V,效果开始好一些了,觉得应该调整一下应该没问题,然后看到电线开始融化,冒烟,马上就把电源关掉,超负荷运作。直觉告诉我再继续调整可能也得不到很好的效果,并且还有一个更大的问题,就是玻璃泡侧放的时候铁粉是停留在下方,电磁铁没有办法通过这样的距离把它们吸取上来。纠结了那么久的电磁铁方式放弃了。

一路考虑下,我也想过用灯光来制作想要的节奏,像是数据被读取的时候的光线,但最后觉得不是想要的感觉。

I also thought about using changing lights to create rhythm, similar to the blinking lights data was read on the hard drive. However, after some consideration, it still fails to get close to what I want.

快接近完成的时候,小屏幕的工作又出现了异常,只能每条小线路都检测一遍,但仍旧没有发现问题。我当时在想这个作品是不是完成不了了。最后发现那是鼻子内部空间散热不够快导致的,加上散热片和底座,作品基本完成。

when the work is almost completed, there were problems with the tiny screens. I have to check every route but couldn’t find the problem. I thought I might not be able to complete this work. eventually, I realize it is because the inside space of the nose has bad heat radiating effect. I planted radiation fin and a base. The work is finaly finished.

 

沉睡于大海
沉睡于大海(上海K11 ART CITY 2015)
2015艺术都市现场
沉睡于大海(上海K11 ART CITY 2015)

沉睡于大海制作过程颇为颠簸,真的就像在思想在大海中发酵的过程。最后的感觉或许和原定的想法有很多同,但是对于我来说,这个发酵的过程所带来的刺激和感受才是最重要的。

The process of making Sleep in the Ocean contains many difficulties, just like the process of thinking fermenting under the ocean. The final form and expression of the work may vary largely from my original idea. However, for me, the most important is the challenging and stimulating process of fermenting.

作品材质:大理石,玻璃钢,亚克力,黄铜,mini显示屏,播放芯片等

material: marble, FRP, acrylic, copper, mini screen, chips.