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BIOSIGNAL-BREATHING

胡悠揚、周巧其

作品名稱: BIOSIGNAL-BREATHING 作品尺寸: 150cm x 150cm x 180cm 作品媒材:植物、金屬、電算器、電子材料、鋼瓶 副標:訊號伴隨呼息的權力 副標(長):人類沒有掌控大氣的能力,而是由植物決定護衛生命或者殺傷。 展品介紹:   在過去悠長的億萬年間,大氣成分多次由植被更替,對動物的演化與存活產生巨大的影響;〈Breathing〉作為新生態系中空氣含量的控制中樞,以植物的氣孔作為感知媒介,並且以氣瓶調節場域中的空氣含量,具備著保護與殺傷的雙面性。   〈Breathing〉以顯微攝影機採取植物保衛細胞資訊:保衛細胞由植物表皮細胞特化而來,成對構成氣孔為光合作用與呼吸作用提供氣體通道,空氣中的二氧化碳濃度將影響其開合程度,故通過即時顯微影像分析,得以其推算空間內的空氣分子組成調節空間氣體濃度。在以賽博格體自身的存活舒適度為優先的情況下,裝置的調節能力可作為警示,保護其他生命體免於愫暈、呼吸困難等生存威脅,亦可能作為傷害他物種的武器。 Title: BIOSIGNAL-BREATHING Dimensions: 150cm x 150cm x 180cm Media: plants, metal, electronic computer, electronic material, steel gas cylinder Subtitle: Signals Accompanying the Right to Breathe Subtitle (full): Humankind is incapable of comprehending the atmosphere, whereas plants determine the fate of all life. Introduction: The composition of the atmosphere varies with the vegetation across vast eons of time, which plays a powerful role in the evolution and survival of animals. The artwork Breathing serves as the control center of atmospheric content in the exhibition space’s new ecosystem. The plants that live on the artwork’s surface use their stomata as a sensory medium, through which they condition the atmosphere of the exhibition space by controlling the release of carbon dioxide from gas cylinders connected to the installation. While indoor spaces are usually designed with human comfort in mind, Breathing places priority on its own comfort, regulating the environmental conditions to its own needs. Although this conditioning ability may be seen as a weapon against competing species with different needs, through the installation’s data interface it also serves as a warning, protecting other organisms (i.e. humans) from threats to their survival like vertigo and dyspnea.