OUT OF XANAX

#未能鎮靜 #videosculpture #movingimages #objects #windows #space ARTWORK STATEMENT The windows are opened. Let’s look out.  Oops, the view is gone. Something is trembling… Or is it my mind? When concussion happens, what can we do besides to stare?   Xanax is a minor tranquilliser commonly used for the treatment of anxiety disorders. BACKGROUND With an intention …

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FLORIOGRAPHY: ROSE

#花語連篇 #installation #scent #experiential #feminism #sound #consumerism BACKGROUND Women grow under influences of all sorts, TV shows, commercials, films, peers... informally being educated to become perfect ladies in the eyes of the world. Floriography is an installation that isolates audience with immersive sound and scent, audience are invited to experience a private inner journey of …

Reflection 004 – Spatialization

White Night 不夜天 2017/ Video installation/ Dimension variable #installation #movingimage #video #spatialization #expandedcinema Intention The work is set out to invent a space that provides an immersive experience where objects and moving images communicate the current sentiment of Hong Kong, while the viewers are bystanders to observe. Reflection 1, written on Nov 30 2017 The …

WHITE NIGHT

#installation #movingimage #video #dystopia #city #dreamscape BACKGROUND The work began with an exercise to stretch the materialist and intermedia possibilities of videos and spatialisation.  The subject and concept was not predetermined at first, but slowly unveiled throughout the creative process.  This work is probably an unconscious respond to my concern about inner conditions, sleeps, dreams and …

THE PERPETUAL FLOW

#dreamy #luciddream #installation #site-specific DESCRIPTION “When look out the window, I see waves.  They roll vigorously, push closer and flood towards me.” She describes her dream, the dream that keeps coming back. The Perpetual Flow invades the everyday space with images to project the unconscious into reality.  The illusive images juxtapose with daily encounters in the least …

PHANTOMS OF 20C

#魅娓道來 #video #sound #montage #emotions #movingimage #ambience STATEMENT She is never alone, even though she sometimes prefer to be alone. They are here, always here. Who? They.  You know. They. Foucault (1978 p. 93) stated: ‘Power is everywhere; not because it embraces everything, but because it comes from everywhere.’ Surrounded by voices telling us what is …

A poetic memory-scape composed by Chou Tung-Yen with decorporealized bodies in expanded cinema

Dec 2016 Inspired by Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca’s work Nocturne of the Emptied Space, Chou Tung-yen began a three year journey with his team to experiment and stretch the possibilities of space, memory and performance with technology. The first edition of performance piece Emptied Memories was shown in 2011, then performed in in Taiwan and China from …