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Nano Copper

2018
Installations of View, Leo Gallery, Shanghai, China

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纳米铜 / Nano Copper

我总是会被问到这样一个问题“为什么要从化学转行到艺术”,从抗拒、敷衍、到现在欣然接受。是时候再度审视那段个人史,长达十余年的科学训练其实已经植入进了自己的创作脉络。 

我以多年前发表在《自然》杂志子刊上的一篇科学论文作为底本,用身边日常的具象之物构建影像,试图将抽象的科学理论可视化图像化。比如那篇论文谈的是如何通过手机充电和放电把一粒砂子变成千万颗砂子。并不借助于相机和镜头,直接在暗室或明室对大尺寸的X光胶片进行图像实验,通过大量重复性的劳作去寻找微弱的差异,从这个角度看,这已经是在做化学实验了。


The question, Why you make artworks instead of being an chemist basis on my chemistry PHD background, is always a matter for me. From resistance, perfunctory, and now I gladly accepted. I suppose that it is time to re-examine this part of my personal history. I always stand to benefit from my scientific training while starting new project.

I published a scientific paper in the sub-journal of Nature ten more years ago, which explore to smash the large particles of copper oxide into nano-sized particle of metal copper through the discharge/charge cycle of cellphone. Now I attempt to make those incomprehensible scientific theories to be visible for the public. Do not rely on any camera and lens, I directly make image experiments on large-scale X-Ray films in the darkroom, and disclose the minute difference via lots of repetitive work. I suppose It is very similar to the process of chemistry experiment.