Our Feet Are Always Younger Than Our Heads 我們雙腳總比頭腦年輕 | 2018 | Performance and video installation 表演、錄影裝置

Our Feet Are Always Younger Than Our Heads furthers Wong’s research on temporality in the field of science. The work follows the repetitive and durational move- ment of a dancer in the exhibition—a testament to the absurd effort of trying to reduce the gravitational effect on a person’s biological passage of time. Following the urgency in the irrepressibility of time passing, the effect of gravitational time dilation that slows time by gravity unveils an alternative understanding of the flow of time. The phenomenon, suggested by Albert Einstein in his theory of general relativity and later verified through experiment, manifests that the greater the gravita- tional force one encounters, the slower time one will experience. Thus, we cannot resist the nature of our feet being younger than our heads.

The choreography of Wong’s work was created in collaboration with Jason Yap of WING Platform.

我們雙腳總比頭腦年輕中,黃榮法繼續探索科學領域中的無常。作品追隨展覽中舞者重覆而持續的動作,試圖抵擋時間在人體的引力作用,如同為荒謬的勞力寫下約誓。時間的流逝迫切而無從遏止,引力時間膨脹作用能夠減慢時間,以另一種方法理解了時間的流逝。愛因斯坦在他的廣義相對論中提出這個現象,後來經過實驗證實,彰顯一方承受的引力愈大,時間愈慢。因此,我們雙腳總比頭腦年輕。

黃榮法作品中的舞蹈與 Jason Yap 共同創作,並得到永天台的幫助。