Moving Sound Forest 移動聲林

►聲音藝術-Moving Sound Forest Exhibition 移動的聲林展
Photo and Essay by Yi Lu

One of Fujui Wang’s major exhibitions in 2015 is “Moving Sound Forest Exhibition” which was opened at New Taipei City Art Center. The idea is extended from that of “Sound Forest under the Cloud” exhibition in Digital Art Center/DAC in Taipei in 2010 where only 250 Sound Dots were included. Yet after checking the size of the space at New Taipei City Art Center, Fujui, my teacher, and I had the idea of increasing the number of dots into 1000 and trying to let the sound dots with respective sound characters collide and traverse in the space, creating energy of many levels.

Sound Dots have undergone many different ways of move in diverse spaces. In different venues, they all smoothly bring about different sounds. Combined with different kinds of spaces, different numbers of Sound Dots create experiences of different realities.

How to describe Fujui Wang’s work? In a performance titled “Tasks” curated by the artist duo, Jasmin and Bilwa, in an abandoned beer factory in Berlin, nine dancers held tiny devices that produced physical sounds in their hands. Their movements in the immense space produced sounds that started from the dancers’ hands and hit the walls. The echoes went back and forth, superposing one another to make a 3-dimensional feeling of flow. Rather, we can describe the work with the following metaphor: when we’re in my teacher’s sound forest, we felt the sounds automatically keep on superposing, intersecting, alternating, vibrating, becoming organic, near and far…at the instants when our ears chased after them to identify them. By spreading so many Sound Dots in the basement of the factory, Fujui created a situation where one promenades with one’s consciousness in a deep forest alone. Fujui said he has been seeking all the possibilities of sound. Perhaps for this reason, his work unconsciously represents a flavor that corresponds to nature.

I wonder whether if everyone discerned the circumstantial sounds made with Sound Dots arranged by Fujui during the opening performance. There was a section of a similar sound of raindrops. The sound of water makes us calm and bears the imagery of nature. As for Sound Dots, although there were technological sounds created in the collisions of electronic chips as well as LED lights produced under the crashes, they were transformed into natural insects’ cry and the starlight. The entire opening performance made one feel like being overwhelmed by the ocean.

Maybe in one’s life, beautiful and comfortable sounds should be like those of waves and of amniotic fluid inside the womb, immense and steady, calm and slow, rich and extending. Just like the flow in the powerful crevices between life and death. Certainly, the tension of sound felt in one’s real experience cannot be described with any language or words. It cannot be depicted in others’ minds either. Fujui’s exhibition will be shown until October 19. One can define how he/she feels about such sound.


『聲點』已經經歷了許多不同空間狀態的前進,從白木耳雜誌邀請的紐西蘭巡迴表演的基督城The Physics Room Gallery、國際策展人王俊琪策劃的城市閃爍IV展的柏林The Leap空間、聲音藝術家姚大鈞策劃的中國聲音藝術大展在上海油罐區,以及最近盧森堡Casino美術館與立方空間鄭慧華共同策劃的“文明魅影”聯展…等,『聲點』在不同形式的藝術空間均流暢出不同的聲音,不同顆數的『聲點』與不同型態的空間相乘出不同真實感的體驗。

要怎麼描述老師的作品呢?最近在柏林的一處廢棄啤酒工廠的一場聲音表演:『tasks』*(由兩位藝術家Jasmin and Bilwa組成團體為主策劃),『tasks』由9位舞者以手持一些會發出物理聲音的小裝置,在巨大的空間裡移動所產生的位移聲響,聲音從舞者手出發出撞擊到牆壁的回應,來回重疊交替成一種立體的流動感,而更,可以用這個比喻來形容,當我們處在老師的聲林中,聲音就自動在我們耳朵追著分辨的當下,不停地重疊、有機、交替、律動、遠近…。老師把這麼多顆的聲點佈滿在這個地下室的空間,創造出一抹獨自深林中與思緒意識漫步的情境,老師說他一直在追求聲音的所有可能性,作品中無意識呈現一股呼應自然的調味,或許。*


Photos:Courtesy of Soundwatch Studio
Fujui-Moving Sound Forest

Fujui-Moving Sound Forest

Fujui-Moving Sound Forest

Fujui-Moving Sound Forest

Fujui-Moving Sound Forest