紐約COPE NYC與蕭壠國際藝術村合作成果展《聖母的水漣漪》 The Heavenly Princesses and the Bam Ripple

  • 時間 Date
    2022-11-23 ~ 2023-01-31
  • 地點 Venue
    蕭壠文化園區A13館

位於美國的文化組織 COPE NYC(促進平等的創意機會),邀請 Michela Martello (米歇兒.馬特洛)代表 COPE NYC 參加在蕭文化園區舉辦的 2022 年藝術家駐地交流活動。今年,COPE NYC 的提出的議題是“水”在灣的重要性—生活方式、文化傳統和可持續性的生態環境。Martello 正在進行“媽祖”及不同宗教的聖母等受人尊敬的海神為主題的畫作。據傳說,“媽祖”將漁民家庭從危急的海洋風暴恍惚狀態的中拯救出來,並將他們帶到安全的地方。Martello (米歇兒.馬特洛)的圖像中的將多位聖母交置,這包含了與觀世音菩薩、綠度母和聖母瑪利亞—進行探索一種超越宗教圖像的純粹的精神能量,試圖激勵我們更深層次地感受我們真正的自我,並更專注於我們的精神與水的連結。Martelo(馬特洛)的畫掛在一個圓形的大空間上,中央有一池水,呈灣形狀,島嶼變成了水,它周圍的空間佈滿了守護神靈。水成為萬物流動的象徵,一種淨化的形式——滋養了大地、生命和再生的機會。Martelo(馬特洛)使用不起眼的界面材料懸掛藝術品的風格, 是受到她目前在美國新澤西州阿斯伯里帕克的裝置的啟發,這件裝置讓她獲得了兩項榮譽獎助金。

COPE NYC (Creative Opportunities Promoting Equality New York City), the cultural organization based in the United States, invited Michela Martello to represent COPE NYC at its 2022 Artist in Residence Exchange at Siao-Long Cultural Park. This year, COPE NYC's theme is the importance of water in Taiwan's - way of life, cultural traditions, and sustainable practices. Martello is creating paintings featuring revered sea deities such as, Mazu, who according to legend, saved her fishermen family from an ocean storm by slipping into a trance and plucking them to safety.

Included in Martello's images is the intersection with Kwan Yin, Green Tara, and the Virgin Mary - exploring an iconography that transcends religion for the sake of pure spiritual energy, inspiring us on a deeper level to feel our own truths with a focus on their spiritual connection to water.

Michela's drawings are hanging on a large circular chamber with a pool of water in the center, shaped in the form of Taiwan. The island becomes water, and the space around it is pervaded by the tutelary presence of the deities. Water becomes the symbol through which everything flows, a form of purification - nourishment for earth, life, and regeneration.

Michela's style of hung artwork using humble materials of interface is inspired by her current installation in Asbury Park, NJ, United States, for which she received two honorary fellowships.

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