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ABYSS

2019 by SHAWN SHAO シャオ

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梅雨の季節の身体にまとわりつくような空気から、湿度には粘着性があると感じた。水を吸い込んだ薄い紙が平面に貼りついたり、細胞を観察するために使用する薄いガラスでできたプレパラートに少しの液体を垂らすことで二つの薄片がしっかり粘着されたりする現象を出発点として、私は様々な実験を行った。薄片を縦に上げる時、重力の束縛から逃れるように水が隙間を這い上がる。この現象は植物が水を吸い上げる動きと同じ毛細管現象と呼ばれる。まるで生命が宿ったように水が隙間の中で自由で気ままに伸び広がり、水が自から形を作ることに美しさを感じた。この現象により自ずから浮かび上がったラインに、予想することができない美しい形が潜んでいるのではないだろうか。

During the rainy season, humidity mixes with air and clings to our bodies, it reminds me of the tackiness of water. Two sheets of wet paper stick with each other as soon as there’s one touching point in between. Also, in biology experiments, only one drip of water is needed to make the slide glass and cover glass adhere to each other. Based on these visual experiences, I started my own exploration. By raising the slides vertically, and letting them stand in the water, the water climbs all the way up inside the gap between the slides as if it is trying to escape the restrain of gravity. This phenomenon, in accord with how plants absorb water, is called capillary action. When you are trying to separate the slides, you can feel the tension in between. At this moment, water becomes a living being, trying to stretch its body under its free will. This phenomenon of water forming a line by itself reveals an unexpected beauty that human manipulation can hardly achieve.