2014年7月4日 星期五

SH-SY5Y

作品名稱:《SH-SY5Y》
時間:10分
呈現方式:單頻道錄像裝置
創作年代:2013年

作品簡介:
此作品為2012年初開始與中研院的應用科學實驗室以及彰濱秀傳醫院的遠距微創手術實驗室的合作。SH-SY5Y是腦神經瘤癌細胞株的名稱,展出的作品環繞著這個對象發展。這種癌細胞是目前最為危險的一種癌細胞之一,尤其當患者受到此種癌細胞的入侵,會開始影響腦部的正常活動,許多病患逐漸分不清真實與虛幻。也由於此種細胞株有許多突出物,非常易於轉移至身體其它部位,擴散的速度也非常快。

作品名為「SH-SY5Y」,作品中的SH-SY5Y細胞來自於四十年前一位四歲小女孩的癌細胞,包含運費定價是560美元。癌細胞在一般認知中是關於「疾病」,但這些生長於培養皿的細胞也是一種「生物」,在細胞產銷中心中,它則是「產品」。影片場景拍攝於遠距微創手術實驗室,遠距微創手術往往只需要開兩個如同蚊子叮的洞,一個讓內試鏡攝影機進入拍攝,另一個洞則是讓手術刀進入工作。而醫生只需要看著螢幕即可進行手術,因此該實驗室致力於遠距的微創手術研究,例如醫生可以在都市為遠在中東戰區的士兵開刀,甚至是位太空人進行手術。

旁白是由中研院Bio Microfluidic Applications Laboratory負責人所錄製,並繪製成動畫角色,癌細胞畫面則是透過該實驗室的共鄂焦顯微鏡所拍攝而成,這是真實的SH-SY5Y腦神經瘤癌細胞株,這個部分是透過顯微攝影機拍攝真實癌細胞。是中研院的應用科學實驗室內所培養的癌細胞,這種癌細胞生長於培養皿中,用於研究用途。另一個面向而言,這些癌細胞是可以外於人體而存活的,癌細胞在一般人既定映像中關於的是“疾病”,但這些生長於培養皿的細胞本身其實是一種“生物”。這部影片片長共10分鐘。這件作品投影在14公尺寬5公尺高的巨型投影牆,並以三台投影機透過融接技術構成巨幅影像。

現場燈箱裝置內的培養皿放置了神經纖維母細胞瘤SH-SY5Y,這是經過基因改造的體外培養細胞。培養皿內部裝的液體則是來自中研院應用科學研究室所提供的真實SH-SY5Y癌細胞,每一公克包含10億以上的癌細胞活體,也是SH-SY5Y癌細胞在展場中的真實現身。

Title: SH-SY5Y
Total running time: 10 minutes
Presentation: one-channel ultra HD video
Year: 2013

Description:
This artwork began in early 2012, and is a collaboration with Academia Sinica Applied Sciences Laboratories and Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital Remote Minimally Invasive Surgery Laboratory. SH-SY5Y is a human neuroblastoma cell line, and this artwork is based on this particular subject matter. This type of neuroblastoma cell is one of the most dangerous malignancies, and person suffering from it may experience abnormal brain activities, making the patient delirious and unable to decipher reality from illusion. SH-SY5Y cells can form mounds, and can spread to other bodily parts in a rather fast pace.

This artwork is titled "SH-SY5Y", and the SH-SY5Y cells contained in the artwork were derived from a four year old girl’s cancer cells forty years ago; including shipping fee, the cost of the cells totaled to 560 US dollars. Conventionally, cancer cells are regarded as “diseases”; however, these petri dish cultivated cells are also “biological organisms”, and at the cell production and marketing center, they are considered as “products”. The video was shot at a remote minimally invasive surgery laboratory. With this type of surgery, usually two holes the size of a mosquito bite are all that’s required; one hole is to allow the endoscopy to enter, and the other hole is for the surgical scalpel to conduct the operation. The doctor only needs to look at the monitor to carry out the surgical procedure, and this laboratory is dedicated in the research of remote minimally invasive surgeries, which may include such surgeries with doctors operating from the city on soldiers out in the battleground in the Middle East, or perhaps even operating on astronauts in space.

The narration is recorded by the head of the Academia Sinica’s Bio Microfluidic Applications Laboratory, who is also made into an animated character. The images of the cancer cells were captured by the laboratory’s confocal microscopy, and are from an actual SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cell line. This portion involves recording of actual cancer cells with a microscopic camera. These are cancer cells cultivated by the Academia Sinica Applied Sciences Laboratories, which live in a petri dish and are used for research purposes. Viewing from a different perspective, these cancer cells are able to live outside of the human body. Conventionally, cancer cells are regarded as “diseases”, but these cells in the petri dish are considered to be “biological organisms”. This video is ten minutes in length, and is projected on a large 14 meters wide and 5 meters high projection wall. Additionally, three projectors are used to constitute a large image through conflation techniques.

The light box installation on site includes a petri dish containing the SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cell line, which are genetically modified in vitro cells. The liquid held by the petri dish contains actual SH-SY5Y cancer cells provided by the Academia Sinica's Applied Sciences Laboratories, and each gram contains more than one billion living cancer cells, with the SH-SY5Y cancer cells making a real appearance in the exhibition venue.



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