Bodies 皮囊

Bodies, 2012
Abandoned wooden objects, LED lightboxes and C-prints
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Extract from nature. Serve for different activities of human beings. Undergo depreciation. Turn into waste. Go back to landfill, to earth. This is an inevitable end of trees when being materials. Without branches, leaves and deep roots, they remain limbs, like bodies, undergoing changes of environment, function and appearances.

As the natural materials earliest use in human history, wood own gentle brown as soil. It doesn’t please our eyes but tenderly approaches us exclusive of too much aggression. However, under the tactics of human civilization, the characteristics of wood are concealed by vivid outlook. Trees are massively cut down and transformed into furniture, tools, buildings, etc.

I collect various wooden objects from ruins and garbage areas. Taking photos there show the entire pictures of what I have seen. For tracing the original limbs and grain of them, like bodies, I remove all their color and non-wooden parts.


由自然提取,以服務人類各種活動,經過折舊,淪為廢物,透過堆填回到塵土,這是樹木被用作物料時不能避免的結局。沒有了深根枝葉,餘下肢體,或如軀殼,經歷著環境、功能及外觀的變化。

作為人類歷史裡最早被運用的天然材料,木材大多擁有著和緩的褐色,褐如土,不會取悅眼睛,淡淡然卻沒有攻擊性。然而,在人類文明技倆的包裹下,木材的特性隱伏於美觀的外表,被大量砍伐及改造,變成傢俬、工具、建築等。

在不同的廢墟及垃圾站收集了各樣的木器具,以攝影記錄後,將其色彩全褪掉,並移去木材以外的部分,追尋那原初的肢體,或如軀殼。