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好乖的勞動者們 The Good Builders

2021

亞加力、桑蠶、尼龍 Acrylic, Silkworm and Nylon 

尺寸不定 Variable

始於五千年前的黃河流域,人類已成功馴化野生桑蠶,展開蠶桑絲織的權力關係。經過長期的馴化及培育,家蠶適應了被馴養的生活方式,逐步喪失野外生存能力,成為了僅有的家畜化昆蟲。

    

在人類參與下的繁殖,桑蠶得以生活在近乎「準社會性」(Quasisocial) 的體系,貼近共同居住及分工生產。 桑蠶的功能性與服從性讓掌權者樂於保持圈養關係,讓這利益主導的微型社會型態得以一直延續。社會與動物本屬活生生的有機體,同樣不斷地生長並進行演化,當下被視為齒輪的個體們,未來可能不一定保持原狀。

 

Since five thousands years ago‭, ‬humans in Yellow River Basin successfully tamed wild silkworms and developed a time-honored power relation throughout the silk industry‭. ‬Due to a long period of domestication and cultivation‭, ‬the silkworm has adapted to the‭ ‬domesticated habit and gradually lost its ability to survive in the wild environment‭, ‬becoming the rare tamed insect‭. ‬

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The human-involved reproduction allows silkworms to live under an almost‭ "‬Quasisocial‭" ‬system‭, ‬close to co-living and division of labor‭. ‬By means of the functionality and obedience of the silkworm‭, ‬human constructs a patriarchal‭ ‬hierarchy‭ ‬and‭ ‬captive relationship‭. ‬This micro interest-led social formation is such as an enormous skyscraper in‭ ‬progress‭. ‬Society and animal are both living organisms‭, ‬which are constantly growing and evolving‭. ‬The future shape of skyscraper‭  ‬depends on the way how human position the silkworm and‭   ‬reform our ecosystem‭.  ‬Individuals who are regarded as gears today might not certainly remain the same in the future‭. ‬

 

*特別鳴謝: 桑蠶隊

Special Thanks: Silkworm Crew