法國行為藝術家先住石頭再孵雞蛋


ANN@The China Post

A French artist is preparing to be entombed for a week inside a 12-tonne limestone boulder in a modern art museum in Paris, after which he will emerge and attempt to hatch a dozen eggs by sitting on them for weeks on end. 在巴黎的一家現代藝術博物館,法國行為藝術家亞伯拉罕•伯安什瓦爾要在重達12噸的石灰岩裡生活一周,一周之後,他會從石頭裡出來,然後用身體孵化12個雞蛋一連數周直到小雞出殼。

“I think of it as an inner journey to find out what the world is,” said Abraham Poincheval, who has hollowed out a hole in the rock just big enough for himself to fit inside. 他把這塊石頭內部鑿出了一個僅夠他容身的空間,並且表示:“我把這次表演當作是瞭解世界的心靈旅程。”

Poincheval is no stranger to bizarre and hair-raising performances. 另類驚悚的行為表演對伯安什瓦爾來說已是家常便飯。

He once spent a fortnight inside a stuffed bear, was buried under a rock for eight days and navigated France’s Rhone river inside a giant corked bottle. 他曾在毛絨玩具熊肚子裡生活了兩周,被埋在一塊岩石下八天,還曾呆在一個巨大的軟木塞瓶裡沿著法國羅納河漂流。

He has also crossed the Alps in a barrel and last year spent a week on top of a 20-metre pole outside a Paris train station like the stylite saints of the early Christian church. 他把自己塞進木桶裡翻越了阿爾卑斯山,去年,他在巴黎一家車站外20米高的電線杆頂呆了整整一個星期,像極了早期基督教教堂修行的聖人們。

He also played at being a human mole, and crossed France on foot in a straight line with a friend. 他還曾像鼴鼠一樣生活,也曾和朋友徒步直線穿越法國。

But curator Jean de Loisy, of the Palais de Tokyo museum where Poincheval’s “Stone” and “Egg” performances are being held, insisted that his work should not be regarded as stunts but as a series of mystical journeys. 伯安什瓦爾名為“石頭”與“蛋”的表演是在東京宮博物館開演的,該館館長讓•德•路易西堅持認為,與其說他的表演是做秀,不如說是一系列神秘之旅。

Instead they are profound meditations on “inner exploration, on modifying the self and of living in other realms beyond our own,” De Loisy said. 館長表示:“這些表演譜寫了一部關於心靈探索、自我修正、在異空間生活的沉思錄。”

The artist said he has spent months mentally and physically preparing himself for the practicalities of life inside the rock, where he will sit up with his arms outstretched. 伯安什瓦爾表示,到時候他將張開雙臂坐在石頭裡,為順利度過石頭裡的生活,他花了數月時間進行心理和生理上的準備與調整。

Holes have been bored in the rock for air and cables for a heart monitor and emergency telephone line. 這塊大石灰岩上已經鑽了一些孔給伯安什瓦爾透氣,也連好了電纜,以方便進行心臟監測和藝術家撥打求救電話。