Shoes And Other Seismic Markers 鞋子与其它地震记号

Exhibition by Nina Wiesnagrotzki

Artist: Nina Wiesnagrotzki
Date: Octobor 29 - November 27, 2016
Opening: Octobor 16th, 4 pm
Artist talk: 04.11.16, at 6 pm
Location: I: project space

A can of coke.

Melbourne, March 2014. A piece of ground eases and suddenly an Australian woman falls into a one square metre sized sink hole while hanging out her washing. She would be rescued after half an hour. Maybe this unlucky woman could have taken advantage of a seismic device, as it anticipates the occurrence not only of earthquakes, but also of sink holes. A similar incident happened in Illinois in 2013 to a broker during his golf routine. Instead of his golf ball, he himself fell into a newly created hole. The frequency of sinkholes is rising as the climate changes.
Dragon, toad, ball. Regular octagon. Myth or fact? These are the components of Zhang Heng’s seismoscope. Allegedly, the first ever seismoscope was invented in China at around 100 AD. However, there’s no sufficient record of how to assemble the pieces correctly.

I read about one in particular, a recently developed adoption of Heng’s seismoscope, which serves as a vending machine. I would have liked to borrow it for my show at I: project space, unfortunately I was not able to. If I had been able to get hold of it, we would be serving Coca Cola tonight.

The sense of balance prevents the body from falling while standing or moving. Therefore the eyes, ears and some of the body's senses need to communicate with each other. The ear’s part of the balance system is called the labyrinth - it looks like a snail, or Chinese dragon.

On Earth, gravity gives weight to physical objects. Without gravity, the sense of balance would not work. Gravity puts things with mass in relation to one another. Weight to the human body and weight to the particles that operate in the labyrinth. In the Universe, gravity is responsible for many of the large scale structures, like comets, black holes and galaxies. By the way, the tail of the comet always points away from our sun.

This exhibition is the first manifestation of a long term project on Zhang Heng’s seismoscope and its contextualization. During my 4 weeks in Beijing I was focussed on the realization of sculptures. A video on this topic will be produced after the residency.

Link
http://www.wiesnagrrr.de

This project is supported by
Hamburg/Kulturbehorde
Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen

艺术家: Nina Wiesnagrotzki
时间:2016年10月29日-11月27日
开幕时间:10月29日下午4点
艺术家对话:11月4日下午6点
*地点:I: project space*

一罐可乐

墨尔本,2014年3月。一片地皮松动了,突然间,一块儿一平方米大小的地面塌陷了下去,变成一个洞。一位澳大利亚女士在晾衣服的时候掉入塌陷的洞里,还好,半个小时后她被救出来了。其实,若这个不幸的女人会用地动仪就好了,因为地动仪不仅能够预知地震,还能够预测出地皮何时会塌陷。在美国的伊利诺斯州,类似的事件发生在一位经纪人身上。2013年,当他正在参加一个高尔夫球会时,他的高尔夫球没有掉进他新开拓出的球洞,他自己却反而掉进去了。自气候变化以来,塌陷洞的出现变得越来越频繁。

龙,蟾蜍,球,常规八边形,神话还是现实?这些是组装张衡地动仪的零件。据说,第一个地动仪是在中国于公元100年左右被发明出来的。然而,没有任何史料记载该如何正确地组装这些零件。

在一篇文章中,我曾读到过一个对张衡地动仪改装升级的装置模型,那是一个自动贩卖机。我很希望我可以把这个装置模型带到I: project space。但很遗憾,我没办法拿到它。如果我有这个自动贩卖机,我们今晚就能喝上可口可乐了。

耳蜗中的流水

平衡感能防止人在站立或移动时摔跤。因此,眼睛,耳朵以及人体的其他感官需要相互交流。在人体的平衡系统中,耳朵的部分被称为耳蜗——它看上去就像是一只蜗牛或者中国龙。

在地球表面,地心引力使物质有了重量。没有地心引力,就没有平衡感。地心引力使世间万物有了质量,而质量又将世间万物联系在一起。人体的重量以及运转在耳蜗中那些粒子的重量。在宇宙中,地心引力是大尺度结构(如星系和彗星)的形成原因。顺便提一句,彗星的尾巴总是离太阳远远的。
基于张衡地动仪展开发散性思考,并将这些思考体现在我的艺术创作上是一个长期的项目。本次展览是这个长期项目的首秀。在北京居住的四周内,我一直专注于将这些装置组装完毕。离开这儿之后,我会制作一个关于这个主题的视频。

链接
http://www.wiesnagrrr.de

项目支持
Hamburg/Kulturbehorde
Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen

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