郑国谷:智者的脑神经线–文殊师利

Zheng Guogu: The Brain Nerves of The Sage Manjusri

 

我发现远古的智者⾮常冷静,他们具有智慧能够修复脑神经线的失衡,从⽽能够跨越左右脑的鸿沟并产⽣⼀种光电作⽤。
当这个远古智者的脑电波与观者的脑电波达到⼀致,产⽣频率共振时,就是这个作品本身。
                                                         ——郑国⾕

 

I found that sages were usually very calm. They had the wisdom to deal with the imbalance of the brain nerves, and they were able to bridge the gap between the left and right brains and produce a certain kind of photoelectric effect. 
And artmaking to me is to reach the moment when the brainwaves of the sages synchronise with those of the viewers and when the frequencies of the two resonate with one another.
—Zheng Guogu

 

“智者的脑神经线 —— 殊师利”空间装置现场,镜花园,州,2021
The Brain Nerves of The Sage – Manjusri, installation view at Mirrored Gardens, Guangzhou, 2021

 

       《维摩诘经》所记载的佛教史上的著名论辩,是由⽂殊菩萨去维摩诘家中探病⽽展开的。可以说,⽂殊菩萨是智慧的化⾝,开启智慧,通达空性,破除执着,反映着⼈类对智慧的渴求。
         所谓智者,与其说是具体的⼈物,还不如说是某种精神⼈格(或⼼灵事实)的体现,这些向意识空间的测光过程,也是郑国⾕通过“智者的脑神经线——⽂殊师利”这个空间向我们分享智慧学习的过程。观看远古智者的脑神经线,可以体会他们如何跨越左右脑的鸿沟并产⽣⼀种光电作⽤,从⽽有可能净化我们业已蒙蔽的对⽣命信息的感知。
       作为空间的模型,U形脑神经线对应了⼀个隐藏在我们意识活动的能量运作系统,这个⾯看似是由⽆数个⼆维的线组成的,转⾝就变成⼀个体。犹如DNA双螺旋结构,图形所趋向的空间既⾮⼆维,也⾮三维,⽽可能是⽆限维。
       由此,在“智者的脑神经线——⽂殊师利”这个空间,我们吸收着周围⼀切的发⽣,反观⾃⾝,我们也是这所有关系、所有信息的集合,在这相互反映和⽆限延伸的镜像中,在这连续不断的相互“感知”中,如果遥想⼈的想象⼒能够摸索到的边界,那么,它既⼴阔⽆垠,和星空⼀样幽远,也近在眼前,和⾃⾝的⽓息感触息息相关。

 

Recorded in the Vimalakirti Sutra, the famous debate in the history of Buddhism begins with Manjushri’s visit to the home of Vimalakirti. Manjushri is a bodhisattva associated with wisdom in Mahayana Buddhism. They reflect the human desire for wisdom as they break away from all attachments and lead to gradual cultivation and śūnyatā—devoidness, a meditative state or experience.
A sage, in the context of Zheng Guogu’s artistic practices, is not so much a particular figure as a manifestation of a certain spiritual personality (or spiritual facts), rather, it is a process of exploring the internal lightness towards a space of consciousness, as well as a process of acquiring wisdom. This is what Zheng Guogu wants to share in The Brain Nerves of the Sage—Manjushri. By observing the brain nerves of the sage, we may understand how they transcend the gap between the left and right brains and how they consequently produce a kind of photoelectric effect. We may be able to perceive and sense the messages from lives around us that are once blocked and restricted.
The U-space model appeared in The Brain Nerves series is drawn from the U-shaped cranial nerves that correspond to an energy operating system hidden in our conscious activities. It seems to be composed of a countless number of two-dimensional lines that can be turned into a three-dimensional body. Like the double helix structure of DNA, the space may be infinite-dimensional.
In the installation of The Brain Nerves of the Sage—Manjushri, we absorb all the surrounding development. Meanwhile, we are also the gathering point of all the relationships and all the information. This is like in an infinity mirror—it creates infinite reflections and continuous mutual “perceptions”. If there is a boundary for our imagination, it will be as far away as the starry sky, and as close as our own existence.

 

图文由艺术家和维他命艺术空间惠允
Coutesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space