Making of Eve Clone I

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.

Media: Digital Image and Sound, Computer, Media Playser, Projector, Stereo
Dimensions Variable
Year: 2016

2020 “Revelation of Eve Clone”: Lin Pey-Chwen +Digital Art Lab, Tainan Art Museum, Tainan, Taiwan
2019 “Florence Biennale 2019”, Florence, Italy
2019 “Eve Clone Augmented Reality”, QCC Art Gallery, CUNY, New York, USA
2019 “Making of Eve Clone III”, The Fine Arts Museum of National Defense, Taipei, Taiwan
2019 “GZ-XPO London –Art and Awareness Exhibition”, London, England
2019 “Being Here as ME: New Media Art Exhibition of Women Artists from Taiwan”, American University Museum, Washington DC, USA
2018 “GZ-New York”, New York, USA
2018 “GZ-BASEL” Parallel Exhibition of Art Basel, Basel, Swiss
2017 ”Fibering –Eco As A Verb” International Video Installation Exhibition , Yo-Chang Art Museum, Taipei
2017 ” GZ-Venice” Parallel Exhibition of Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2017 “Making of Eve Clone”, Galerie Grand Siècle, Taipei, Taiwan
2017 ”Taiwan Videa” 2017 Selection-The Taiwanese Avant-garde Video Screening Project, Republic of Macedonia: Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje/Croatia: Galerija AŽ AtelieriŽitnjak, Zagreb/ Slovenia: SCCA-Ljubliana Center for Contemporary Arts /Germany: art space “Rosalux” , Berlin/WRO Art Center, Poland
2016 “ Like To Loud a Solitude”, MoNTUE Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

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.