Being Patient Again - II

Mud , metal, sound

120cm x 120cm

2020

* Mud from Ma Shi Po

      Sound recording⁠ : 11m59s

"Being Patient Again" (2020) consists of mud balls which the artist collected from the area of Ma Shi Po, completely dried out and arranged in an orderly manner on a metal plate. Accompanying the display is a soundscape the artist recorded when she rehydrated them (as the water filled up the pores, it produces sounds similar to the ambient sounds of a forest). The installation asks the audience to listen closely to the land and the sounds that are produced by a given terroir.⁠⠀

《乾旱的泥土與水重聚一刻》(2019)正是這樣的一件作品。藝術家從馬屎埔採集當地的泥土,製成泥球,將其曬乾之後整齊地擺放在金屬碟上。與此同時,文美桃錄下了給泥土補水時的聲音(用水充滿泥土縫隙時發出的聲音營造出森林的氛圍)。促使觀眾在有限的空間裡貼近土地,聆聽它的聲音。