“聖經節錄“ 2006 DVD單頻道錄影 18分21秒
“Excerpts From The Holy Bible” 2006 Single Channel DVD 18m21s
Upon living in New York, Peng became interested in exploring Western religious scriptures for his Canine Monk series. He was first struck by their monotheism, which sharply contrasts the plurality of gods in many Eastern religions. In this video, the texts are excerpts from the Bible, which contain words like teaching, tongue, lips, praise, food, dog, revenge, death and blood. Phrases such as “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” and “For there is not a word in my tongue” dislodge these otherwise proverbial texts, making both the teaching and the taught subjects—that these texts always imply—deeply ambiguous positions.
節錄文章 The Excerpted Scripture:
And God said,
Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:
and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle,
and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Whoso sheddeth man's blood,
by man shall his blood be shed:
for in the image of God made he man.
For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope:
for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
For there is not a word in my tongue,
but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.
My lips shall utter praise,
when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness
and of thy praise all the day long.
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded,
and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Speak not in the ears of a fool:
for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Open rebuke is better than secret love.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow:
but a prating fool shall fall.
A fool's mouth is his destruction,
and his lips are the snare of his soul.
My little children, let us not love in word,
neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword:
but the tongue of the wise is health.
Even so the tongue is a little member,
and boasteth great things.
Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity:
so is the tongue among our members,
that it defileth the whole body,
and setteth on fire the course of nature;
and it is set on fire of hell.
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail;
our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
And put a knife to thy throat,
if thou be a man given to appetite.
Be not desirous of his dainties:
for they are deceitful meat.
He that passeth by,
and meddleth with strife belonging not to him,
is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies,
and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.
Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me:
I will render to the man according to his work.
If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep;
he shall restore double.
And he that killeth any man
shall surely be put to death.
And he that killeth a beast shall make it good;
beast for beast.
Then said Jesus unto him,
Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they
that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
But I say unto you,
That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her
hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately wicked: who can know it?
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it;
but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's,
the same shall save it.
If ye shall ask any thing in my name,
I will do it.
Thanks to 葉振宇 Yeh Chen-Yu's Camera and Set Assistance / 英文簡介 English Introduction by Sarah Lookofsky