The artist annotates this work with a poem: “Standing in front of the sea, a sound seems to emerge in the body. The body feels the rise and fall of the waves. The sound follows the waves, and the body leaps with the waves. Leaping, following the rise and fall of the waves, the spirit discovers that small waves take three counts and big waves take five counts. It learns how to leap from small and big waves. It learns harmony from the sound of the waves. Standing in the middle, it hears the mother’s voice saying that children dance like the waves. The body is like the ocean. The sound of the children never stops. The onset of waves splashes on each of their body, and sound instantly reaches everyone from a distance. The rhythm of small-wave-threes and big-wave-fives becomes the eight age groups. Every group represents a wave. The father who stands in the middle turns into the restless waves of the village children.”
The piece is made with nine pieces of driftwood, including eight blocks of Formosan Michelia and one block of Taiwan Incense Cedar. The wood blocks combine to draw out the lofty lines and melodious turns of a long ocean wave. The structure of the piece not only reaches static equilibrium but also cleverly presents a wave-like rhythm and movement.
The permanent currents of the ocean are, in a way, the most majestic of her phenomena.
This invisible power reaches across the planet, tugging on the gigantic water body that envelopes the planet and forms a myriad of extraterrestrial connections with the mysterious universe. When Austronesians sailed toward the broader world in outboard canoes, their movements along the currents became a quality of the signature characteristic of Austronesian culture.
▲ 展覽日期 Duration：2021.07.17(Sat.)–10.31(Sun.)
▲ 展覽地點 Venue：高雄市立美術館 Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
2021「泛‧南‧島藝術祭」高雄市立美術館，展出藝術家拉黑子作品〈站立之舞〉,2005, Standing Dance, Driftwood, 300×280×250cm, 照片出處：高雄市立美術館。