子非鱼 / YOU ARE NOT THE FISH

2018

木材/ Timber

庄子与惠子游于濠梁之上。庄子曰:“鲦鱼出游从容,是鱼乐也。”惠子曰:“子非鱼,安知鱼之乐?”庄子曰:“子非我,安知我不知鱼之乐?”惠子曰:“我非子,固不知子矣,子固非鱼也,子不知鱼之乐,全矣。”庄子曰:“请循其本。子曰汝安知鱼乐云者,既已知吾知之而问我,我知之濠上也。”
                                                                                                                                                                                               ——《庄子》

 

Zhuangzi and Huizi were strolling on a bridge over the Hao River. 
Zhuangzi said:“The fish are swimming leisurely, which is the ‘Joy of Fish.’”
Huizi replied:“ You are not the fish, from what do you know the joy of fish?”
Zhuangzi said:“ You are not me, from what do you know whether I know the joy of fish?”
Huizi reposted:“ I am not you, so I can't know. It follows that since you are not the fish, you can't know the joy of fish. So there!”
Zhuangzi answered him:“ The thing is, when you asked, ‘Where can you know the joy of fish from?’you already knew that I knew this in order to ask me from what I knew it. I knew it from the bridge over the Hao River!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                   -- Zhuangzi

每一根木条的侧面由一个循环的月相图来表示时间,两面共200张鱼的动作来自同一个视频画面的每一帧,因此200张图各不相同。观众可以任意的推拉其中的木条,来改变每一根时间轴,从而带动200张鱼所在平面空间的变化。因此每一位观众可以通过参与互动,来创造一条鱼的动态。

Time is represented by a circular moon phase diagram on the side of each bar. The actions of 200 fish on both sides come from each frame of the same video frame, so the 200 pictures are different. The viewer can push and pull any of the wooden strips to change each time axis, thus bringing about a change in the plane space where 200 fish are located. Therefore, each audience can create a fish dynamic by participating in the interaction.