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“一黑/一白“            DVD單頻道錄影            2分44秒            2001

“One Black / One White” 2001 Single Channel DVD 2m44s

 

同一胎生的一隻白狗及一隻黑狗,分別用不同的碗餵食,因為這兩隻狗拒絕了分享 ,形成了一齣彷彿編排過的,並且循環不斷的舞蹈表演。沒有安分地在分配好的碗中進食,白狗不斷地跑去吃弟弟黑狗的食物,導致黑狗只好跑去另一邊的碗。這樣來回行走的模式一直重複,直到這兩隻狗都舔光了碗,幽幽地走出畫面為止。這簡單且重複的過程著實令人著迷,雖然這兩隻狗的行為或許僅是本能的驅使,但我們仍不能不將之解讀為一種意識的表現。如同一篇關於人類的種族關係的寓言,這作品同時針對所有物種,對分享的排斥提出了評斷:不滿足於自己所擁有的,別人的總是比較吸引人。

Two puppies from the same litter, one black and one white, are being fed in two bowls. This results in an elaborate and circular choreography as the dogs refuse to share the same bowl. Instead of happily ingesting its allotted portion, the white dog repeatedly goes after its sibling’s share, causing the black one to migrate to the other bowl. The pattern repeats itself until the bowls are empty and the dogs lick their chops and wander out of the frame. This simple and repetitious course of events proves mesmerizing. Although the actions of the two dogs might merely be an exercise of innate drives, one cannot help but read into them as expressions of conscious choice. Interpretable as a parable of human race relations, the piece also comments on the apparent instinctual resistance of all species, including our own, to share. Rather than enjoy what lies right below our nose, the neighbor’s nosh always seems the most appealing.

 

攝影 Photo: Otto Saxinger

特別感謝: 大塚麻子 Special Thanks to Asako Otsuka / 英文簡介 English Introduction by Sarah Lookofsky

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