Posted by: QQmei | March 15, 2015

來自藝術家的問候>>2015 Artists Say “Hello” to the Children at ChengLong Elementary School-1

The 2015 Cheng Long artists are preparing to come to Cheng Long and will arrive in Cheng Long village on April 9!  Now they want to say hello to all the children and tell a little about what they will make for the art project this year.  The artists also send us their portrait photos and some more interesting photos for the children to see on the Blog.
2015成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫獲選的藝術家們都在準備著4/9要來成龍村的事囉 !現在他們要先藉此部落格和所有的小朋友說”哈囉”,並且告訴大家一些他們即將在成龍村創作的事。同時,他們也準備了個人照,和一些有趣的照片要和小朋友們分享。

This Blog entry will have the Hello message and photos from two of the 2015 Artists, and the next Blog entry will have the Hello from the other 3 artists.
這則部落格將會有二位2015獲選藝術家和小朋友問好,下一則部落格則會再介紹其他三位藝術家。

We are all excited to welcome these international artists to Cheng Long Village for the 2015 international environmental art project.
我們大家都非常期待著這些藝術家們能來到成龍村,和我們一起完成2015成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫。
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Here is the message from Christopher Varady-Szabo from Australia, now living in Canada:
以下是出生於澳洲,現居加拿大的Christopher Varady-Szabo的問候信:

ChristopherHi, my name is Christopher and I am an artist from Quebec, which is the French speaking part of Canada. I actually grew up in Australia so I speak English too. I’m really looking forward to coming to Cheng Long and meeting you all. I’m planning to make a “portable landscape” and I’m sure that you’ll be able to help me make It, especially when it comes to putting some mud on it and planting some plants. See you soon in Cheng Long,

Christopher
嗨!我的名字是Christoper,我是來自加拿大魁北克省的藝術家;魁北克是加拿大說法語的區域。但我實際上出生於澳洲,所以我也會說英語。我真的很期待能到成龍村和大家見面,我打算創作一個「可以移動的地景」,我相信你們都可以幫我的忙,特別是要鋪泥土及種植的時候。希望早日和大家在成龍相見 ~

Christopher

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Here is the message from Marisa Merlin from Italy:
以下是來自義大利Marisa Merlin的訊息:

1-me in my studioHello  children, girls and boys, teachers, everybody!
Ciao bambini, ragazze e ragazzi, insegnanti, tutti! (<–這是義大利文,意思同上一句英文)
哈囉孩子們,男孩們,女孩們,老師們,大家好!

My name is Marisa and I live in Padova or Padua in Italy.
我的名字是Marisa,住在義大利的帕多瓦市。

Padova is an ancient city with many important historical monuments, artworks and buildings: we have one of the oldest and most important universities in the world; a very ancient botanical garden, beautiful frescos by Giotto of 1300,…and more others things.  There is a lot I would like to describe to you, but it’s easier if you come to visit me: I’ll be happy to show you everything!  I love to ride the bicycle to get around the city, but we must be very careful because car drivers are not very polite! My favorite food is pizza of course, and I love seafood.  If you look at the map, you can see that Padova is very close to Venezia or Venice, a fantastic city where all has been built on poles planted in the water. I really love Venezia, and I never get tired of going there even just for a walk.
帕多瓦市是一個有著許多重要歷史遺跡、藝術作品及建物的古老城市:我們擁有世界最古老且舉足輕重的大學、非常非常古老的植物園、西元1300年西方藝術之父–Giotto所留下的美麗壁畫…..還有好多好多,我好想一一和你們分享,但恐怕最好的方式是你們來拜訪我,我將會非常樂意帶你們四處參觀。我喜歡騎著腳踏車在城市裡到處逛,但必需要十分小心,因為汽車駕駛通常不太禮讓。我最喜歡的食物當然是Pizza囉!我也很愛海鮮,如果你們去查地圖,你會看到帕多瓦市非常接近威尼斯,那是一個什麼東西都蓋在水中一根根木椿上的城市。我真的很喜愛威尼斯,去再多次也不厭倦,即使是去散個步也好。

postcard from Padova

postcard from Padova 帕多瓦的明信片

A little about my family:
關於我的家庭:

My daughter Piera is an architect and she lives and works in Brussels in Belgium. She is also a very good photographer and sometimes composes electronic music: not too easy to listen for me !!!  My sister Lorenza is an artist too, she has traveled a lot across many countries, and she speaks 5 languages. Not like me!  My mom is 95 years old, but still goes every day to walk for a while! She is curious and asked me a lot about my coming to Taiwan.
我的女兒Piera是個建築師,他目前在比利時的布魯塞爾生活及工作。他也很擅長攝影,有時也創作我聽不太懂的電子音樂!我的姐妹Lorenza也是位藝術家,他旅行過許多國家,會說五種語言,和我一點都不像!我的母親已經95歲了,但依然每天都去散步運動,他很好奇我要去台灣,問了我好多問題!

Me_my daughter Piera_my sister Lorenza

Me_my daughter Piera_my sister Lorenza / Marisa(右)和女兒Piera(中),及姐妹Lorenza(左)

Piera and mom

Piera and mom / Marisa的母親(左)及女兒Piera

My artwork has always been focused on environmental issues, and I’ve done many outdoor art installations often by using waste materials such as plastic, aluminum cans, bottles etc.  For Cheng Long I proposed to write the word EARTH ( TERRA in italian)  in large huge letters, in the largest size possible, so that we always remember how important  it is.  I’ve already realized this project elsewhere, using different materials: for example, stones, wood cuttings, organic and inorganic urban waste, old carpets etc.  The idea is to do it everywhere, but the installation in your village will be special because everyone will be able to participate to make it better! The word EARTH will be composed of layers of sandbags filled with sand, earth or shells. In the sacks even some seeds and salt-resistant small plants that grow wild around your village will be planted. The sun and the rain will make them sprout.  But to do it well I’ll need your help to look for the small plants, to know their names and their characteristics, and to show me what is better to collect. Do you want to help me?
我的作品通常都很關注環境議題,我有許多戶外藝術裝置的經驗,通常這些作品都是用回收物,例如塑膠、鋁罐、瓶子等所作成。在成龍的創作我打算要拼出一個巨大的英文字EARTH(地球,義大利文是TERRA),越大字越好,這樣我們才能一直記得它的重要!我曾經在其他地方也做過這樣的作品,但使用的是不同的素材,例如:石頭、木塊、有機或無機的都市廢棄物、舊地毯等。我的想法是到各處去進行這個創作,但是在你的村子裡的創作一定是最特別的,因為每一個人的參與,都可以使它變得更好!EARTH這個字將會是由一袋袋裝著砂土或貝殼的沙包所堆疊而成,沙包裡還會有種子及在成龍村周邊可以找到的耐鹽植物。太陽和雨水將會使他們生長發芽,但是要把這件事情做好,我需要你們幫忙尋找植物、知道他們的名字和特性、告訴我什麼是最適合採集的物種,你願意幫我的忙嗎?

I enjoy working with children doing workshops at the schools in my city (and with adults too), and It will be great to meet you all and work together: I think it will be a great and nice experience and I will learn a lot from you, it  will be a lovely gift to carry home for me.
我很喜歡和帕多瓦市的學校小朋友們一起工作 (也喜歡和大人一起工作),能夠見到你們大家並一起工作,一定很棒:我相信這會是個很棒及美好的經驗,我將會從你們身上學習到很多,這將是我帶回家鄉最寶貴的禮物。

I look forward to meet you all and work with you!
期待和你們相見及一起工作

Ciao ciao a tutti dall’Italia
Bye Bye to all from Italy,
大家再見

Marisa


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