Internet Work: The Vocabulary of Heaven

作品题目:天堂词汇表
类型:互联网作品
网址:www.luofei.org/heaven
年代:2010年10月

说明:

我通过互联网征集人们对“天堂”联想到的词汇,并将之整理成一个有关“天堂”词汇表的网页,每个词汇我都为它添加一个与之相关联的超链接,指向某个博客、网页、图片、视频、新闻、百科知识或广告等等。这是一个持续性的征集活动,人们可以随时将他们对天堂的感受用简单的词语发给我(在这里联系我),我会及时补充到网页中。

随笔:

在人类语言中,我相信有的词汇具有单纯而深远的含义,每个人都可以理解它,而词汇所指称的那件事物或画面,在人心中有或隐约或清晰的轮廓,但从未出现一无所知的状况,“天堂”便是其中一个。

这件作品一方面以征集词汇的方式了解人们对“天堂”是如何想象的,对生命的理解。这些词汇有的只是偶尔出现一次,也有的词汇是反复出现,频率很高,有些词汇彼此很接近,共同勾画着某种画面和感受。从众多词汇中我看到有被保留的一面,一些有关美好与平静的想象、期盼或相信;也有被腐蚀的一面,从中看见当下文化和历史是如何影响人的心灵与知识。

另一方面,网页词汇中的超链接也为人们对天堂的这些印象,赋予了当下诠释的可能,它们是游戏的、娱乐的、知识的、精密计算的、随机筛选的、调侃的、宏观想象的、细微情感的,也可能是商品广告,甚至完全的误解。

天堂词汇表,为人们牵引出有关天堂想象的无数细枝末节的同时,也包含着人们对遥远国度的盼望与误解、领悟与麻木、信任与怀疑、爱意与恨意。

但这张天堂词汇表还会继续向人们征集,天堂的格局也因此会发生微妙的变化。

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The Vocabulary of Heaven
Internet art, 2010

www.luofei.org/heaven

I collect the words about Heaven from different people’s imaginations through Internet, then make a Vocabulary about Heaven on a web page(www.luofei.org/heaven), I add hyperlink on each word, it connects to some blogs, web sites, pictures, videos, news, Encyclopedic Knowledges and advertisements. This is a continually collection work, I will add more when I collect more, if you have any words on Heaven, please send to me, Thanks!

About the Vocabulary of Heaven

Among the languages of human being, I believe there are some words of the meanings so simple and profound that everyone can understand them. There are somehow a vague or clear outline in our heart for the things or pictures pointed by one particular word. There is never anything we know nothing about it, and “Heaven” is one of them.

Among the words used that are related to the heaven, some are playful, some entertaining, some intellectual, some have gone through precise calculation, some randomly chosen, some scoffing, some with macro imagination, and some with subtle emotions. They could be commercial, or could even be totally misinterpreting.

Many minutiae and trivial for the heaven fantasy could be brought about to us by these information, which also contains the hope and misunderstanding, apprehension and apathy, trust and doubt, love and hatred that people have for the kingdom far off.


I introduce my project to audience on the Bridges exhibition. Oct, 2010


Visitors are playing and checking my works at TCG Nordica Gallery.


Visitors are playing and checking my works at TCG Nordica Gallery.