“生命之初有神话。” - 赫尔曼·黑塞
"In the beginning was the myth." - Hermann Hesse
Pergamon altar in my eyes, like a gigantic photograph of a battlefield in Greek myth. The artists in Pergamon Kingdom, without any camera, only with their young intuition and spirit, spent 15 years to exposure the visions in their hearts onto the altar of Pergamon. It is a miracle.
I used postcard, oils, lights and time again for this monument in Berlin Pergamon Museum. The four elements mixed and communicated with each other during scanning. The oil color squeezed. Then the light of scanner and time joined in the background, and formed cosmic nebula. It brings us back to the outbreak of the universe, the beginning of time. In the postcards, battle scenes between Titans and Olympian gods is the beginning of the Olympian story.
The relief on the postcard attains the time traces by light and time. The relief and the background are superimposed and squeezed. They form the conflict of time and spaces. It looks like the reliefs were just discovered as artifacts. Some parts have been exposed, while some parts are still buried in the nebula, waiting to be excavated. However, the tool is no longer an iron spade, but the light on the scanner.