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大此寸圖像 enlarged image / "小丹尼-奧地利製造 Little Danny-Made in Austria"

“小丹尼”            2001            240x450x120cm            660隻玩具狗,木,鋁條,布,電源供應器,感應器

"Little Danny", 2001, 660 dog toys, wood, aluminum, fabric, power supply, consor, 240x450x120cm

 

“小丹尼”是"小丹尼-奧地利製造"較小也是最早期的版本

"Little Danny" is a smaller and incunabular version of "Little Danny-Made in Austria".

 

在一進入畫廊的入口,觀眾立即面對240公分高的狗雕塑,而這隻狗雕塑是由660隻玩具狗組成,當一有人進入,這所有的狗就開始擺頭及狂吠。是因為觀眾的腳步驅動了開關,還是因為藝術家在背後操縱?幾乎充滿了整個空間,這樣的驚狂讓有些觀眾流淚、或因驚嚇而痛哭、但多數人都不自覺地笑了出來。經藝術家自己的描述,這是一個“機械式的靈魂“,“小丹尼”幽默地呈現了關於現實的想法,特別是我們看得見的現實。在這樣巨大的身形及所有小狗的不和諧噪音之下,這裡的所有元素都被定義在整體的基礎之下。所有單獨的小狗聚合成一隻,但是若仔細觀看每隻大量製造的小狗,多少有點不同。

On entry visitors were confronted with an eight foot puppy made up of 660 wind-up Little Danny dogs, which began yapping and turning their heads as someone entered the room. Do the viewer's footsteps control the triggers, or is it the artist controlling them? Filling almost the entire space, the shock brought some visitors to tears, crying in fright, but most laughed. Described by the artist as a 'mechanical spirit', Little Danny humorously plays with ideas of reality, but also of where we look. In its overwhelming size and noise, with the cacophony of tinny barking, it defies taking in the whole in a moment. The small dogs coalesce into one, but on closer inspection each mass-produced Danny is somehow individual.

文 Text: Bronwyn Mahoney

 

攝影: 李國民 Photo: Kuomin Lee

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