Making of Eve Clone I

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Lin Pey-Chwen

Making of Eve Clone I ,
Co-workers & Funding
Sheng-Chieh Wang, Chin-Shiang Hu/ Lin Pey-Chwen Digital Art Lab

Pey-Chwen Lin’s digital audio and video installation, Making of Eve CLone I, was awarded the First Prize in the category of New Media Art at the 2019 Florence Biennale in Italy.
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In the video Making of Eve Clone I, I looked back and represented the process of me creating Eve Clone and the evolution of her body in each period. From the original drafting of Eve Clone, which recorded my inspiration of drawings, to using computer 3D Maya software to construct grids, the pictures of each stage were as follows: human-like skin tone, metal-like color, holograph-like green, and a body depicting the Great Image with golden head, silver body, bronze belly, iron feet, and half-iron, half-clay feet, the body rotating 360° and changing shape. Because of the 3D visual illusion, Eve Clone seemed to be surfacing from da Vinci’s manuscript into a three-dimensional body. In combination with sound effects, a mysterious and weird feeling was created. In the middle of the video, I specifically presented the actual record of how to inspect the body ratios of Eve Clone in the computer software by showing the computer interface, 360° space, camera, and timeline. I also intentionally kept the patterns, symbols, icons, and images that only the computer can create so as to contrast them with da Vinci’s sketches, who in his time could only conduct two-dimensional drawings by hand, thereby indicating that the body of Eve Clone I created was more vivid, three-dimensional, and digitized than his Vitruvian Man. Additionally, the mirrored writing of da Vinci’s work was replaced by me with Bible verses about the Great Image and the Whore of Babylon using his mirror writing, and I replaced his signature with mine as a code, in that the viewer could hardly notice that da Vinci’s words and signature were altered by me.
Technology & Material
3D Maya Animation Software
Media: Digital Image and Sound Installation, Computer, Media Player, Projector, Stereo
Dimensions Variable