An artist view of the universe 艺术家眼里的宇宙

Recently, a Chinese artist, Jian Yang, organized his personal exhibition in Beijing, China. The exhibition is called “the beginning of infinity” and one of his art pieces showed in this exhibition has a component made of an SDSS plate.

最近中国的一位艺术家杨健在北京进行了一次个人艺术展。这次展出的名字叫 “无穷的开始”,而其中的一件艺术品是利用了SDSS的一块光纤插板做成的。

The room holding the exhibition was designed as a maze. The art piece with the SDSS plate was placed at the center of a maze. It is named “The Universe” and the idea came from an old fairy tale: The earth is a big whale and the sky is a huge elephant. If you could find a leg of the elephant and climb up along the leg, then you could grab the stars. In the artist’s view, the SDSS telescope is trying to capture and analyze the starlight. So he combined science and the fairy tale by putting the SDSS plate at the bottom of the flying elephant’s leg, which means the plate could help us climb up and reach the stars.

展览的场地被别出心裁的设计成了迷宫的模式。而这件包含SDSS光纤插板的艺术品就被放置在迷宫的正中央。作品的灵感来源于艺术家小时候听到的神话故事:说大地是一只鲸鱼,宇宙是一只巨大的大象,如果你能找到大象的腿,往上爬就能抓到星星。对于艺术家来说,SDSS项目就是在做捕获分析星光的工作。杨健把SDSS光纤插板当作一只升腾起来的大象的脚底板,通过这种形象的建构来联合中国与国际,神话和科学。

 

The room holding the exhibition was designed as a maze.

The room holding the exhibition was designed as a maze. 整个展览场地被设计成一个迷宫的形式。

 

The art piece with an SDSS plate (plate# 3939).

The art piece with an SDSS plate (plate# 3939). The plate (编号3939) is placed at the bottom of an elephant’s leg. 用SDSS光纤插板做成的艺术品. SDSS的板子被当做大象的脚底板。

 

The art piece viewed from the bottom.

The art piece viewed from the bottom. 从下面看这件艺术品。

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