This is a classical scene from the Wu Xia (martial art) films of 1970s “Holy Flame of the Martial World”. Two fighters fought each other with their weapons “Holy Flame” which suddenly rose to the sky. The “Holy Flame” moved and attacked each other with power and light came from the fighters’ hands: brighter means stronger.

The weapon shows the relationship of light and power and represents the imagination of the Chinese who tries to visualize the invisible spirit in Chinese culture.

這是七十年代古裝片的經典場面。兩位武林高手互相出招比試,他們手中的“武林聖火令”立刻飛上半空,它們隨著主人手心發出的一股火焰般的光舞動和攻擊對手,力量越大,光芒越強……

作品中的兩件兵器“武林聖火令”欲呈現一些不可見的光及強大的力量,體現中國文化中“氣”的象徵意義。我們可以看見中國人的想象力,把力量透過光線形象化。

8-panel piece with 6 groups of LED lights: 3 groups of yellow lights on the left; 3 groups of red lights on the right. The LED lights of each side flash in sequence, representing the fighting scene.

屏風共有八屏,左右兩邊各有一組附設有人物的聖火令,其餘六屏的LED燈則按次序閃動,代表相方對戰時的情況。

Holy Flame of the Martial World 武林聖火令
Plastic Board, Leather, LED Light
200cm x 170cm x 30cm
2008