273 Plastic Nature 海的控塑

2019 (exhibition November 2-3, 9-10, 2019 | Shalowan, Hong Kong 香港沙螺灣
Team Lee Shu-fan, Lo Alex, Francisco Hazel, Gu Perry PeiranClient AFTECCollaboration Community Art Network
https://www.aftec.hk/en/flow-2019/
設計 李樹勳, 盧健華, Francisco Hazel, 顧沛然客戶 誇啦啦藝術集匯合作設計 社群藝術網絡
https://www.aftec.hk/zh/flow-shalowan/
As one of the most untapped natural habitats of Hong Kong, Shalowan is also a stone throw away from the Hong Kong International Airport, the quintessential representation of urbanity at its core. This contrast between nature and the manmade represents the typical clash of this dichotomy, facilitating the inevitable flow from nature to urbanity through a slow process. In the heart of this is the plasticization of our nature, of which our oceans among other things are discarded with plastic wastes in an ever-alarming rate every minute. Plastic wastes in our waters are almost ‘mental’, we don’t see them as much as we could sense them. They disintegrate into microplastics in a dimension almost invisible to the naked eyes, affecting the growth of newborn fish and in turn the whole ecological cycle. Our proposed installation attempts to bring this process 100 or even 1000 times the size in front of our very eyes. A small creek in Shalowan with a great vantage point is selected, above which a big piece of plastic is placed to show the disintegration along the flow of the stream. The perfectly shaped beginning, as in all our plastic products, is seen gradually turning into microplastics while it travels downstream and deposited into our mother nature all over the place. Upon which Plastic and Nature are inseparable and left us ponder.
沙螺灣作為香港其中一個最完好無缺的自然地帶,與都市化標誌 – 香港國際機場不過一水之隔。那裏展現出自然和人工的激烈碰撞,讓大自然慢慢轉變成都市的過程顯得無可避免。而塑膠入侵自然便是如此”洪流“的關鍵所在。我們的海洋充斥塑膠垃圾,每分鐘都以前所未有的速度迅速增多。水裏的塑膠廢物大多是”意識般的存在“,與其說我們看得見它們,倒不如說能感受到它們就在那裏。海洋裏的塑膠廢物分裂成微塑膠,小得幾乎在視線中消失,卻會影響新生魚類的發育,甚至顛倒整個生態循環。
我們的裝置藝術作品正是希望將這些微塑膠放大100倍,甚至1000倍,讓所有人都看得見。我們選了沙螺灣的一條小溪創作這個作品,先在上流放置一大塊膠片,再隨著溪流展示塑膠的分裂。跟我們使用的塑膠產品一樣,置於上流的膠片都完整無暇,但到了下流便漸漸分開成微小的膠片,散落在自然的每個角落。直到塑膠與自然無可分割,背後的啓示將留待觀者自我深思。
[中文翻譯由誇啦啦藝術集匯提供]