Come Home Again
重新認識 243 種倫敦優先保護物種
著名藝術家 Es Devlin 於聖保羅大教堂對面的泰特現代藝術館花園中限期展出其照明雕塑作品。旨在凸顯倫敦優先保護名單上的 243 種物種。與世界精品品牌合作，如欲保護生態圈，第一步便是需要詳知生態圈的居民們。藉由觀察、繪製進而了解、記住他們的事。
展示期間，每天日落時分會由倫敦合唱團在雕塑中合唱並加入這些物種的聲音，詮釋倫敦獨特的樂章。白天，邀請遊客進入作品中，除了端詳各物種的圖樣，也可掃描 QR Code 了解每個物種的資訊和故事，以及合唱團為其所演唱的音樂。邀請民眾一同在城市中感受和物種及文化的連結。
藝術家 Es Devlin 說：「圓頂意味著一個家，這個家邀請我們看到、聽到且能感受到我們的家園，我們的城市。去學習銘記這些和我們彼此相連的物種，傳唱這些瀕臨消失物種的存在。」
這項作品亦是在呼應高齡 92 歲的環境活動家喬安娜．梅西的邀請：「現在我們能意識到，我們本身便代表世界的知性。當我們擺脫孤立，我們將再次回到家中，回到我們有共同歸屬的家。」
An illuminated sculpture by leading artist Es Devlin highlighting the 243 species on London’s priority conservation list - moths, birds, beetles, wildflowers, fish and fungi - will be installed in the Tate Modern garden opposite St Paul’s Cathedral from 16 – 25 September 2022.
The large scale public art work, commissioned by Cartier, proposes that a first step towards protecting the biosphere is to pay detailed attention to its inhabitants: to observe and draw them, to learn their names, and remember their stories.
Each evening at sunset, an interpretation of Choral Evensong will be sung within the illuminated sculpture by London-based choral groups - rare and unique London voices - combined with the voices of the birds, bats, and insects that also consider London their home.
Situated in the Tate Modern Garden, directly opposite St Paul’s Cathedral, London-based choral groups of the diaspora will perform each evening at sunset within a sliced open scale model of the dome of St Paul’s, teaming with Devlin’s pencil drawings of each of the 243 species, illuminated with projection.
During the day visitors are invited to sit within the choral tiers of the structure immersed within the detailed drawings and surrounded by a soundscape of the sounds and names of each of these non-human Londoners. In place of hymn books, QR codes within each of the choral tiers will guide visitors to information and stories about each of the species and the music sung by each of the choirs - inviting audiences to learn and remember the names of our ‘more than human’ neighbours and feel the interconnected web of species and cultures in the city.
London’s 243 priority species have been identified by the London Biodiversity Action Plan as declining in numbers within the city and as priorities for active conservation and protection. Audiences will be invited to engage with London Wildlife Trust in order to contribute and learn more.
Es Devlin said: “A dome originally meant a home. The work invites us to see, hear, and feel our home, our city as an interconnected web of species and cultures, to learn and remember the names and sing those under threat into continued existence. The work echoes the invitation invoked by the 92-year-old climate activist Joanna Macy: “Now it can dawn on us: we are the world knowing itself. As we relinquish our isolation, we come home again...we come home to our mutual belonging.”
Sound design and composition：Polyphonia
Animated video projections：Luke Halls Studio
Work production：Jo Mackay / Larmaclive StageOne Diagon
Associate designer：Matteo Mastrandrea Will Brown Ellie Wintour Ben Lucraft Gonzalo Padilla
Photograph：Daniel Devlin Hugo Glendenning Jodi Rabinowitz Will Brown Ptolemy Mann
動畫影片：Luke Halls Studio
作品製作：Jo Mackay / Larmaclive StageOne Diagon
副設計師：Matteo Mastrandrea Will Brown Ellie Wintour Ben Lucraft Gonzalo Padilla
攝影：Daniel Devlin Hugo Glendenning Jodi Rabinowitz Will Brown Ptolemy Mann