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BIOSIGNAL-CRADLE

胡悠揚、周巧其

作品名稱:BIOSIGNAL-CRADLE 作品尺寸: 80cm x 80cm x 150cm 作品媒材:植栽、金屬、電算器、電子零件、造霧機 副標:訊號的再孕育 副標(長):由人類所創造的技術混合生物有沒有再繁衍的可能?我們是否應該警惕? 展品介紹:   〈Cradle〉代表生態系中水源,亦象徵著人類所創造的賽博格體再孕育的可能,作品由苔癬、生物濾波器、喇叭、造霧機等組件如蝶蛹般吊掛構成。無微管束、生存繁衍皆須充沛水分的苔癬自植物演化初期出現,於作品作為感知濕度判斷是否為賽博格體適當生存條件的媒介。當電流通過苔癬所貼附的生物電阻片,電阻訊號即可通過資料庫演算得苔被濕度,青苔受環境濕度影響較直接澆水更為敏感,若環境的條件太嚴苛,可能導致苔癬乾燥而死亡,〈Cradle〉將以超音波造霧機構震盪作品中心儲存的水氣,釋放到空氣中以保持環境濕度。   當裝置採集生物訊息的同時,經過電阻的電流震動,經放大成似蟲鳴又似鳥叫的窣窣聲響,以接近聞聲卻不可見得的生命訊息,作為體驗介面提供觀者子代正在被孕育的想像。 Title: BIOSIGNAL-CRADLE Dimensions: 80cm x 80cm x 150cm Media: bonsai, metal, electronic computer, electronic components, humidifier Subtitle: Re-incubating Signals Subtitle (full): Do the artificial cyborgs have the potential for reproduction? Should we be vigilant about it? Introduction: The work Cradle not only represents the source of moisture in the exhibition space’s ecosystem, but also symbolizes the artificial cyborgs’ potential for reproduction. This installation comprises of moss, bio-wave filter, loudspeaker and humidifier hung in the air like chrysalises. Non-vascular, water-dependent moss appeared during the early evolution of plants. Here it serves as the humidity metrics for the hybrid organism’s living conditions in this installation. Being highly sensitive to ambient humidity, moss may wither if exposed to a harsh environment. The installation consists of an electric current that passes through the bio-resistor attached to the moss, where a database algorithm will receive the signals, calculating the humidity and controlling an ultrasonic humidifier to vaporize the water stored at its center, regulating the humidity in the venue. When Cradle is collecting bio-messages, the vibration caused by the electric current is simultaneously amplified as a rustling noise which resembles insects buzzing and birds tweeting. This installation turns the audible yet invisible messages of lifeforms into a perceivable interface for humans, through which it leaves audiences with the impression that its posterity is under incubation.