海豚性樂園|探索動物性權的另一種可能 Dolphin Eroticarium|Animals’ Possible Right of Sexuality

November 1, 2017

「未來實驗室」是玩味旅舍今年度一個全新的嘗試。以「思辨設計」為主軸,邀請了三位設計藝術家,以各自視角出發,遙想可能的未來。其中設計藝術家顧廣毅帶來的「海豚性樂園」源於一篇關於海豚訓練員幫海豚按摩生殖器的報導出發,開啟動物性權及人與動物間互動關係的討論。

 

“Future lab” is the first attempt for Play Design Hotel to invite three design artists to envision the possible future from their own perspective. The second artist, Kuang-Yi Ku, tries to open the discussion about animals’ right of sexuality and the relationship between human and animals by “Dolphin Eroticarium”, a marine park aiming to boost dolphins’ pleasure.

 

設計藝術家顧廣毅於未來實驗室 Designer artist Kuang-Yi Ku in the Future Lab room.

 

 

追尋真理的紮實*情感表述的感性  A Sense of Solidity X Sensibility of Art

 

原本在做牙科材料研究的廣毅,發現在傳統的研究機構中很難深入探討自己有興趣的議題。加上一直以來對藝術的喜愛,讓他決定短暫休學去嘗試視覺藝術的創作。那個時期的作品以表達自我感觸為主,偏重在情感面向。然而,廣毅覺得這樣的創作型態跟單純做牙醫師一樣,總覺得少了什麼。直到後來接觸生物藝術這個領域,使用生物作為媒材,利用藝術的創作發想去挑戰科學既定的價值與社會議題。這樣的創作形式讓廣毅能以創作去表述自己的想法,並同時找回做科學時追尋真理的紮實感。為了將作品的主題及呈現方法再向外拓展,廣毅也到荷蘭修習社會設計。相較於台灣,荷蘭的生物藝術領域已經有很完整的發展,而安荷芬設計學院社會設計研究所的課程也不同於其他社會設計科系所討論的議題,較著重在設計的再定義及社會體系的再設計。

 

Kuang-Yi dropped out from medical school temporarily to do art creation, due to a lack of opportunities to look into the subjects which are interesting for him. At that time, his works mainly focused on expressing his own feelings. However, Kuang-Yi found this type of creation gives him a feeling that a piece of him is missing. Until he learned Bioart, which is a concept of using creatures as a medium through an artistic way of creation to express one’s feeling or challenge the existing social values, he gained back a sense of solidity. In order to expand the themes of his artworks and technique of expression, Kuang-Yi is now doing his MA Social Design in Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherland. Compare to Taiwan, the field of Bioart in Netherland is more mature and integrated.

 

 

海豚性樂園  Dolphin Eroticarium

 

這次的「海豚性樂園」創作靈感來自荷蘭的一篇新聞,一位動物保護人士在荷蘭最大的海豚遊樂園裡拍攝到海豚訓練員為海豚按摩生殖器的影片。外界質疑園方有性虐待動物的嫌疑,園方則回應,訓練員當時正在採集海豚育種計畫所需的精子,同時也是幫缺乏異性陪伴的公海豚「紓壓」。正反兩方的爭論,讓廣毅開始思考動物的性權,也就是動物是否有可能跟人類一樣有追求性快感跟多元性實踐的權利,而人類在這當中又應該扮演什麼樣的角色。在這樣的提問 下,這個計劃設計了一個提供海豚性服務的海洋公園。不同於一般樂園眷養的形式,這個樂園是在海豚棲息地的開放建築空間。而裡面的設施也會依循各種性活動做不同的設計以豐富海豚的性體驗。

 

Dolphin Eroticarium” is inspired by a news of a film that a dolphin trainer used his hand to sexually stimulate a dolphin. Animal protectors suspect the trainer was abusing dolphins. But the aquarium responds the trainer was de-stressing dolphins. These arguments led Kuang-Yi start to think if animals have the same right of sexuality as human beings. In this context, the project designs a marine park to boost dolphin’s pleasure which is very different from the existing marine park model. In addition, the four areas in the park are designed according to different sexual activities in order to enrich dolphin’s sexual experiences.

 

設計藝術家顧廣毅在未來實驗室房間展出的「海豚性樂園」3D 建築打印模型

3D print model of "Dolphin Eroticarium" inside the Future Lab room by Kuang-Yi Ku. 

 

 

旅舍的氛圍其實很適合介紹遊樂園,不同於一般藝廊的展覽,旅舍讓觀眾能實際體驗作品,這對作品本身及設計師來說都是很重要的一塊。至於要如何讓觀眾藉由這些作品感受到設計師想探討的議題就是一個很大的挑戰。廣毅一直持續在尋找最適切的呈現手法及觀眾體驗。不像一般的設計品可以直接進入市場,「海豚性樂園」是對未來情境的想像及社會系統的再設計,很難直接帶入市場觀察大眾的反應。而這次與玩味旅舍的合作提供了一個居住的平台,讓這樣的作品可以有一個管道用不一樣的狀態去跟觀眾溝通。

 

The atmosphere of a hotel is quite suitable for introducing an amusement park. Not like the exhibitions in a gallery, a hotel allows audiences to experience these artworks which is very important for both the artworks and the designer. However, it is a difficult challenge to inspire audiences to dig into the topic precisely the designer wants to talk about. Kuang-Yi has been trying to find out what is the most appropriate technique of expression. Not like other designers’ products, “Dolphin Eroticarium” is about the imagination of future and the redesign of the social system, which makes it difficult to go into market directly. Hence, this time cooperating with Play Design Hotel offers a platform for the project to interact with audiences in a different way.

 

 

顧廣毅與織品設計師 Rachel 合作的海豚性樂園帽(左)以及指套(右)

Speculative Accessories inspired by the dolphin’s sexual organs; in collaboration with Rachel Chang.

 

 

性事再想像  Re-imagination of Sexuality

 

不管是觀眾還是設計師,每個人都對自己有興趣的議題有更多的想法及共鳴。廣毅近期的作品都跟性有關,尤其是性少數族群的領域。整個社會對性少數族群從以前的禁忌到近年來越來越多的討論與開放,這對廣毅來說是很有趣的一件事。因此,透過思辨設計的方法,廣毅用不同的計劃去挑起社會上的討論,期望透過「設計」讓社會產生一種對於「性」的新形態思考模式。

 

Either audiences or designers, everyone would have more feelings to those topics which are interesting to them. Kuang-Yi’s recent works are all related to sexuality, especially focusing on the sexual minority. The sexual minority used to be taboos in the past, alongside with the evolution of society, it arouses more and more discussion. This change is fascinating to Kuang-Yi. Hence, he uses different projects to evoke the discussion among the public and hopes through speculative design the society will have a new attitude towards sexuality.

 

顧廣毅與採訪者妍君於未來實驗室主題房合影 Photography of Kuang-Yi Ku and Yen-Chun Ann in the Future Lab Room.

 

 

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Further Links:
Dolphin Eroticarium project website 海豚性樂園專案網站
Kuang-Yi Ku's Personal Website 顧廣毅個人網站

Ouroboros Organic Organisms of O 㗊機體

Future Lab Project Intro Page 未來實驗室 房間介紹

 

 

 

 

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