蝴蝶的意象在新媒体本科的时候开始形成,当时的形像是两只耳朵做成的蝴蝶安静的趴在窗户上的感觉,在复兴大院里的谁房子空间展出。这个蝴蝶由三维建模做动画,然后影像投影到窗户上。在这个作品做完以后,心里一直想做一只机械蝴蝶,最好是会飞的那种,就是不知道如何下手。

I begin to be interested in the image of butterfly when I was in new media department for my undergrad. My first work is to create the image of a butterfly made of two ears, sitting on the window. It was exhibited in WhoHouse space on Fuxing road. I make a 3D animation video, which was projected onto the window. When I finished this work, I want to make a mechanical butterly, the kind that can fly. But I don’t know how.
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图注:呓语2009年 展览:茶话会 空间:杭州复兴大院谁房子空间

然后2010年的水墨动画里就把蝴蝶的意象更加强化的渗入到梦境,五官这些元素当中了。在2012年偶然有一次机会在成都A4当代艺术中心做一个青年艺术家的项目,场地充足,也是我第一次比较全面的展示自己作品的机会,因此开始了蝴蝶的机械化。A4的展览中我通过拆卸和改装,把小闹钟的零件组合成虫子的形像,组成群体,这些“时间虫子”的影子正好就是蝴蝶形像。

In 2010, I adapt the image of butterfly into dreamscape and five sense organs. In 2012,I had a chance to do a young artist project in A4 contemporary art center in Chengdu. It is the first time that I am able to show my work in a larger scale. I began to experiment with mechanization of butterfly. In the A4 exhibition, I took apart small clocks and re-assembles them into images of assemblage of insects. The shadows of these “time-insects” are the images of butterflies.
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2012年由机械小闹钟改装的机械蝴蝶

2012 butterfly adapted from mechanical clocks
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图注:2012年机械蝴蝶1.0 展览:2012年青年艺术家实验季 空间:成都A4当代艺术中心

2012 mechanical butterfly 1.0 exhibition, 2012 Young Artist Experimental Season, A4 Contemporary Art Center, Chengdu

2013年研究所毕业,进入一种空前的自由状态,想进一步把蝴蝶运动型态制作出来,于是克服一些专业的局限性开始尝试制作小型机械装置。

I graduated from the institute in 2013 and was completely free in creating. I want to continue working on mechanical butterflies, especially its movement. So I stared to experiment in making small size mechanical installations despite professional specialties.

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图注:机械蝴蝶1.1版 2013年  展览:感官之外  空间:杭州清影当代艺术空间

Mechanical Butterfly 1.1, Beyond Senses, Inna Contemporary Art Space, Hangzhou, 2013

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图注:机械蝴蝶2.0版 2013年

Mechanical Butterfly 2.0, 2013.

蝴蝶运动的机械化过程遇到了很多问题,大部分是机械运动专业知识缺乏所导致,从理论运动到制作成型很多地方都有想像不到的问题出现。所以在这个过程中经历了很长时间改版,在型态概念上也尝试不同的表达方式。2014年夏天的大部分工作时间就是花费在实验修改蝴蝶上面,然而很多版本都是没法运作的。我有时候也会想,我可以用这些时间去想和制作很多概念型的作品,这样创作的效率和换取的成就感会更快更高,并且技术的追求也并不是艺术创作所推崇的,甚至应该保持警惕的状态。但是有些东西就是在那里吸引着你,我也相信长时间的基础训练才能换来化腐朽为神奇的力量。

There arises a series of problems during the process of making mechanical butterfly move, especially from the theoretical movement to real models. Most of them were due to my lack of knowledge in mechanical engineering. It took a long time to try different versions. During most of the time of the summer 2014, I was experimenting revising the butterflies, yet most of them could not move. Sometimes I thought to myself that I could use all those time to make many conceptual works. it is way more efficient and probably will bring me more feelings of satisfaction. Also, it is not suggested in the arts to be obsessive about technology. Instead, one should be always cautious about technology. But there are some thing unexplainable attracting me. I believe that a long time basic practice will bring the power to transform the normal to miracles.

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图注:机械蝴蝶3.0版  2014年

mechanical butterfly 3.0, 2014

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图注:机械蝴蝶4.0版 2014年

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图注:机械蝴蝶5.0版  2014年

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图注:机械蝴蝶7.0版  2014年

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图注:机械蝴蝶8.0版  2014年

2015年初,我十分荣幸能参与到由耿建翌老师策划,在上海仁庐空间的大概-三人展当中。这是一个十分难得的展示近期研究创作成果的机会。我提出了机械蝴蝶的方案,耿老师也给出了很多很好的修改意见。于是为这次的展览,我制作了100只左右的蝴蝶,批量的组装也是一件十分难忘的事情。

In early 2015, I was honored to participate in an exhibition Perhaps curated by my MA mentor and artist Geng Jianyi. It was a rare change for me to show what I had been working on. I submitted my mechanical butterfly proposal and received very helpful suggestions for revision from Geng Jianyi. I made about 100 butterflies for this exhibition. It was an unforgettable experience for me.

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图注:呓语-机械蝴蝶9.0版  2015年   展览:大概三人展 空间:上海仁庐

作品介绍:钥匙能够打开相连的空间,连接不同的维度。成群的钥匙蝴蝶落在窗户上,挥动翅膀,在这个时空稍作栖息。

As a key can unlock adjoining spaces and connect different dimensions, key-butterflies’ movements are studied to probe space-time dimensions.

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