Peng Hung-Chih’s The Deluge – Noah's Ark, 2014
Peng Hung-Chih’s (b.1969) eight-metre sculpture of a twisted cruise ship, The Deluge – Noah’s Ark, was slowly assembled over four months during the 2014 Taipei Biennial, in full-view of exhibitions visitors. To create the work, thirty 3D printers were installed in the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, producing thousands of pieces of white plastic that were gradually assembled to form the final sculpture, which grew by about ten centimetres each day throughout the exhibition.
The Deluge – Noah’s Ark, held in the White Rabbit Collection, is exhibited as a single monumental sculpture. Looking at the completed artwork, it is hard to imagine how it was assembled from thousands of tiny plastic pieces.
In 2018, Peng Hung-Chih donated six small boxes of excess printed pieces from The Deluge – Noah’s Ark to the White Rabbit Collection Archive. Comparing the size of the small pieces, sometimes only a few centimetres long, to the huge artwork, demonstrates the scale of the project. Indicative of the laborious process of assembling the artwork, these excess parts form a record of the artistic process itself.
Excess pieces of The Deluge – Noah’s Ark, donated by Peng Hung-Chih to the White Rabbit Archive.
The Peng Hung-Chih Artist File was compiled by the White Rabbit Collection Research Team in 2018. The file includes materials donated by Peng Hung-Chih and material produced and collected by the White Rabbit Collection, including drawings, documentary photographs, interviews, videos, plans and artists’ materials.