Artist Talk With Nina Wiesnagrotzki

Artist: Nina Wiesnagrotzki
Date: Nov. 4th, 2016
Location: I: project space

On Nov. 4th, We had a nice artist talk with Nina Wiesnagrotzki about her exhibition "Shoes and Other Seismic Markers"at I: Project Space.

"What do you think of the global warming summit in Paris this week?" A news reporter was asking Donald Trump on a news channel the other day. Trump answered: "I kind of think this is ridiculous. We have bigger problems right now. I think that there will be little change here, it’ ll goup, it will get a little cooler, it’ ll get a little warmer like it always has for millions of years - it’ ll get cooler it’ ll get warmer - this is called weather.”

A bit later he continues, “in the meantime, China is eating our lunch, because they don’t part take in all the rules, the regulations that we do. We’ re not using our coal, they are buying our coal…”

To argue with the terms of the Anthropocene the humans and the nature are not two separate entities anymore. The humans influence the nature so fundamentally, that nature goes downhill, irreparably. Climate change supports soil erosion, to mention just one aspect now.

The US professor emeritus of Social Studies Donna Haraway declares to reconstitute refuges for rare species.

Or to put it in the words of Jason W. Moore, a sociologist, teaching at a university of NY, arguments that cheap nature got to an end. Most of the reserves of the earth have been exploited, fostered by capitalistic economy over the years.

On 24th of November in 2014, the Australian news channel “Nine News Melbourne” posted on twitter: Mother of six escaped unharmed after being swallowed by a three-meter-deep sinkhole in Springvale south.

“ The woman was shouting about half an hour until she was saved by the police. Involuntarily she got famous in her region while hanging out her washing. Countless similar stories can be found in the news when searching for the occurrence of recent sinkholes. Quite a few of them are manmade.

Seismic waves are P-waves, S-waves, Love waves and others. They happen in the course of earthquakes.

It would be beautiful if the so called Love wave was named after the emotional love.

But it is named after its discoverer Augustus Edward Hough Love in the beginning of the 20th century. It is a very destructive wave, by the way.

Way less harmful in comparison is the P-wave. When the P-wave exits the ground, it turns into a sound wave and is hearable. It is as if the ground was a loud speaker.

On the body surface of the Pokemon character Seismitoad there are also loud speakers. Seismitoad is able to cause earthquakes. Its name consists of “toad” and “seismic”.

There is another toad that plays a role in my project too. But I will tell you about it in a bit.

Stop.

What is the link between Trump, the Anthropocene, soil erosion or sinkholes, Seismitoad and dance?

It is the fact of gravity.

I was doing this little clip for my video I am working on at the moment. Without gravity, there would be no sinkholes or earthquakes. The existence of gravity and trying to break through it, stipulates dance. Gravity is experienced through ones body.

This is a cell phone appcalled “Vibrometer”.

When you shake your phone while using this app, you can cause the most heaviest earthquakes. From the categories “felt by animals” to “total destruction” everything is possible.

The first device for the detection of earthquakes was inveted in China. The Chinese scientist Zhang Heng is compared to Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci invented a gravity wheel, some kind of a perpetum mobile.

Something, both of them have in common is, that Zhang Heng’s seismoscope and Leonardo da Vinci’s gravity wheel do not work.

On the outside of Heng’s seismoscope there are eight dragons and eight toads for the eight cardinal directions. It was invented around 100 AD.

Lately I went to several Beijing based museums, in order to take 3D captures of this instrument. One result you can see on the right hand side of this slide.

An animated computer generated 3D model of this seismoscope will be one of the main narrators in my video.

Link
http://www.wiesnagrrr.de

This project is supported by
Hamburg/Kulturbehorde
Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen

艺术家: Nina Wiesnagrotzki
时间: 2016年11月4日
地点: I: project space

11月4日(周六),我们与目前正在I: project space展出的“鞋与其他地震记号”展览的艺术家Nina Wiesnagrotzki进行了一场艺术家论坛。

“您是如何看待这周在巴黎举办的全球气候变化大会的?”一个新闻记者在新闻频道曾问到Donald Trump,Trump答道:“我觉得这件事情挺可笑的,我们其实正在面对更严重的问题。我觉得气候这种东西只会有一点改变,气候会热一点儿,也会冷一点儿,然后再热一点儿,就像过去的几百万年一样——它会转冷,会转暖——这就是所谓的天气。”

过了一会他继续说道,“与此同时,中国正在吃我们的午餐,因为他们不守规矩,不像我们这样守规矩。我们没机会用到我们的煤,因为他们正在买走我们的所有的煤......”

讨论关于“人类世”的这个概念时,人类和自然不再是两个分开的实体。人类从根本上影响了自然,使自然环境不可挽回的恶化。仅仅单从一个方面讲,气候变化造成了土壤腐蚀。

一位美国社会学的荣誉教授Donna Haraway申请重新搭建对于珍稀物种的收容所。

或者用一名在纽约大学任教的社会学家Jason W. Moore的话说肆意践踏自然的行为已经到了该被终止的时候了。在资本主义经济的榨取下,地球大部分的自然资源都已然被过度开发利用。

2014年11月24日,澳大利亚“墨尔本九新闻”频道发了一篇推文:“一位生活在斯普林维尔南部的六个孩子的母亲被困于一个三米深的地陷洞,后被安全救出。”

这位女士在大声求救半小时后被警方救出。同时,她也因为这件事情而在她的家乡成了名人。在网上搜索近日出现的地陷洞时会出现无数类似的新闻。而且很多都是人为因素引起的。

地震波分纵波,横波,乐甫波和其它。它们通常同时发生在地震的过程中。

若将乐甫波以爱情之意来命名的话,这将会有多美好。

但是它是因其在20世纪初的发现者,Augustus Edward Hough Love而名。实际上,乐甫波是非常具有毁坏性的。

但是没有纵波那样有伤害力。当纵波到达地表时将转换为一种可听的声波。就好像地表是一个声音巨大的音响一样。

在口袋妖怪中的角色“蟾蜍王”的身体表面也有一个大音响,也能产生地震。因为它的名字就由“蟾蜍”和““地震”组成。

在我的这个项目里也有一个蟾蜍的角色,但是我会在一会儿告诉你。

稍等一下。

那特朗普,人类世,土地腐蚀,地陷洞,蟾蜍王和舞蹈之间的关系是什么呢?

是地心引力。

在我制作一个影像作品的其中一个片段时,我发现如果没有地心引力,将不会产生地陷洞和地震。重力需要身体去感受,而且舞蹈则是感受方式的一种,因为在舞蹈的时候,能够感觉到重力的存在和对抗重力的过程。

有一个叫“振动计”的手机软件。

当你试运行这一软件并同时摇动你的手机时,会产生出非常大的地震。并且最终结果会根据分类从“只有动物能有感知”到“毁灭性破坏”都可以被制造出来。

中国发明了人类史上第一个地震探测仪。人们拿发明者张衡与达芬奇相比较。达芬奇发明了重力水车和永动机。

在某些方面他们有着共同性:张衡的地动仪和达芬奇的重力水车都无法正常工作。

在张衡的地动仪的外部,在八个基本的方向上设计着八条龙和八只蟾蜍。这是一件公元前100年左右的发明。

近日,为了扑捉到这个仪器的3D图片,我参观了一些在北京的博物馆。你可以在这一页的右手边看到。

由3D模型制作的地震仪的动画制图,将会是我这次正在完成的影像作品中的主要解说员。

链接
http://www.wiesnagrrr.de

项目支持
Hamburg/Kulturbehorde
Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen

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