反转的炼金术 REVERSED ALCHEMY

2012

 

金晶喜欢以游戏或互动的方式,让观者介入到作品的呈现过程中,以可触可感知的方式展示现实中不易觉察的荒诞。在2012年,网络上流传的一个关于可以使用电脑硬盘来制作棉花糖的视频引起了她的强烈的兴趣:这是一个荒诞却充满诗意的想法。于是她开始用她的方法来正式“证明”(或者说“挑战”)它的荒诞性。
于是,金晶开始启动一个正式的制作项目,计划将一台过时的苹果电脑完整的拆散,再将每个部分组合起来,尝试做出一台真正的棉花糖机。整个制作过程里有着专业电脑技术人员和机械师的介入与帮助。在完全不知道是否有可行性和成功率的情况,所有介入的专业人士都用着认真的态度去完成这个过程,完成了一个从高技术向低技术,从数码技术向简单机械的转变过程。
 
最后的结果是:“棉花糖机”确实被制作了出来,但是因为硬盘的转速和加热温度完全达不到标准,所以这台机器没有实用功能。那么,最初的那个帖子是荒诞的,还是诗意的呢?或许在我们的现实生活中,两者的区别已经不重要了。
 
作品最终以一部完整的过程纪录片和一台不确定功能的机器,作为其呈现方式。

Jin Jing like to get the audiences involved in the presentation process of her works by means of games or interactions, so that the imperceptible absurdities in reality are presented in a touchable and perceptible manner. In 2012, a video circulated on the Internet about the use of computer hard disk to make cotton-candy aroused her strong interests: This is an absurd but poetic idea. So she began to use her method to formally "prove" (or "challenge") its absurdity.

 

So Jin started a formal production project, planning to break up an outdated Mac computer and combine each part to try to make a real cotton-candy machine. During the whole production process, there were professional computer technicians and machinists involved and helped. Without knowing the feasibility and success rate at all, all the involved professionals have completed the process with very serious attitude. They have completed the process from high technology to low technology, from digital to mechanical.

 

The final result was that the cotton-candy machine has been made, but because the rotation speed and heating temperature of the hard disk are not up to the standard, the machine has no practical function. So, is the original video absurd or poetic? Perhaps in our real life, the difference between absurd and poetic is no longer important.

The work was presented as a documentary and a machine with uncertain functions

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the exhibition view
De Appel Art Center, Amsterdam, 2012
 
“反转的炼金术”展出现场
Cotton-candy-machine-01
反转的炼金术(展出现场)
De Appel 艺术中心,阿姆斯特丹
2012
 
纪录片(包括展出现场的行为)The documentary and the performance
Reversed Alchemy-2(Installation, Preformance, Video,2012)
纪录片截图  screenshot from the documentary video
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