​Tender Soul of Ocean

Sector

Dimensions

7.2 (m) x 4.8 (m) x 3.45 (m)

Year

2022

Material

Soft filament LED, Metal, Acrylic

Dimensions

4(m) x1.8(m) x 4(m)

Structural Engineering

Xiang Yu Co. Ltd.

Soft filament LED

Liquigleds Lighting corp.

Film production

Lane 216, East

Photographer

Yuchen Chao Photography

海境

“In the multitude of folds, in the pulses of whispers, broken then united. Everything begins here.”

Near the north coast's border, the calm and moist air runs over the city and fills the streets with the scent of the sea. The salty, warm breeze tingles every inch of the people's skin: it's a symbol, a message, an engraved token of the ocean.

The ocean is the epitome of mystery and paradox for people: powerful yet gentle, beautiful yet deadly. Its glamour allures men for ages to plunge into the dark blue in the hope of discovery. The ocean’s messages – the soft and recurrent hum – convey a profound yet detached sense of tranquility that symbolizes the resonance between the sea and people. Staring at each other as if we speak the same language, the ocean and people share consciousness and perception.
“Tender Soul of Ocean” is an exploration of the “distance between people and the sea”, translating the maritime culture of its installation site: Keelung. The art installation uses light to recreate the collected wind data near the local harbor and waters: the awe-inspiring water in the distance melts in the wind and shimmering waves of light.
Audiences can immerse themselves in the waves of “light”. With a special medium, Soft Filament LED, the light beams to all angles, allowing its viewer to dive into the light tide as if they were part of the waves. The light and shades, visualizing the state of air in subtle changes, will adjust according to the wind strength in real-time. The connection between wind, ocean, and light evokes a hidden memory of intimacy between the viewers and the sea. The art brought people closers to the dark blue mystery in a new light, revealing its profound, lively soul.

「在層疊的皺褶裡,在低鳴的震盪中,破碎又聚合。所有的一切,從這裡開始。」

臨近北海岸的邊界,濡溼空氣不斷吹向城區,海的氣息灌注街廓間。於是,陣陣飽含鹽分的海風,鑽進人們每寸肌膚裏頭,那是記號,是訊息,是海刻印信號的內容。

海對人而言,是神祕且矛盾的存在:它既強大又溫柔,美麗又危險,卻也極具魅力,吸引人們奔湧入海,探索它的樣貌。在海捎來的訊息中,柔和又規律的重重低鳴,釋放了深刻又疏離的寧靜感,印證海與人共振的跡象:人與海相互凝視,猶如操持著相同語言,共享著意識與感知。

《海境 Tender Soul of Ocean》以探討「人與海的距離」作為出發,轉譯設置地「基隆」的海洋文化。裝置擷取局部基隆港邊海域的風力資訊,透過「光」作為載體,同步重現於作品中:遠方那令人敬畏的水體,消融在風的吹拂及粼粼的波光流變中。

人得以走進這片片以「光」構築的浪潮中,藉由特殊媒材「LED軟性燈絲」,全視角環繞的照射角度,讓人如同潛入海潮之中,化為海中浪沫的一員。眼前光的流動與明暗變化,將隨風的力度即時調節,透過光線細膩的變動與映照,察覺風吹拂的狀態。風、海、光三者的共構與連結,喚起人們與海親近的內在記憶,觀者透過新穎的方式貼近海洋,從而看見它深邃、充滿能量的靈魂。