This exhibition, Fever Screen, therefore draws from this otherwise undetectable interface with reality—that is, the thermal images—to establish an illuminating platform/screen/viewfinder to investigate the technological phenomenon of such an interface and the sensory experiences involved in the process of its translation into luminous energy.
In infrared images, objects and spaces are detached from their surroundings and translated into a light spectrum, similar to that used in the mapping of terrain. Through the dynamic transmission of heat data into light, the relationships between the public and the individual, and between interaction and quarantine, are unwrapped from beneath the object’s surface and its visual narrative, revealing the borders between the inner and outer body, the appearance and representation of an object, and the dimensions of spaces.
The light of nature allows the human eye to see the phenomena of our realities, whereas the light of technology visualizes what was once invisible. With this technological visual perspective, HSIEH attempts to draw another reality with alternative borders between things and shifts the cognitive paradigm and our ways of seeing by deducing our interaction with reality from that which is manifested in the interface.
With an MFA in new media art from the Taipei National University of the Arts, HSIEH Yu-Cheng currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. His art practice concerns the visuality of materials and technological media, with a focus on the relationship between the lights and images of various interfaces to investigate the dialectics that exist between humans and artefacts. These relationships, including both the digital and the analogue, the substantial and the virtual, misplacement and counterpoint, and presence and absence, are used as an index for each other’s perceptual experiences and spatial realities.
HSIEH’s works have been included in exhibitions at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Tainan Art Museum, the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, and Honggah Museum. He has received awards from Taipei Art Awards, TDCC Contemporary Arts Awards, NEXT ART TAINAN, the National Art Exhibition, and SANCF Awards, as well as ELIA’s NEU NOW and been nominated for the Taishin Arts Award. Hsieh has been supported by Tianmei Art Foundation and the AND Taiwan Arts and Technology Center in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture. Recent commissioned works and outdoor light installations include those for the Taiwan Lantern Festival (2022), Taiwan International Light Festival (2021), Hualien Performing Public Space Festival (2021), The Original Festival (2021), Treasure Hill Light Festival (2020), Yuejin Lantern Festival (2019-2020), Kuan-Du Light Art Festival, and Nuit Blanche in Taipei (2017).
An art critic and researcher, Chen has begun to involve herself in the collaborative production of exhibitions in recent years. His current research interests include post-medium conditions and the visual cultures, painterliness, and abstraction propositions of the information age, as well as memes as a hybridity of alternative cultures and visual language. He has written for ARTouch.com, Initium Media, Art Emperor, FLiPER, ARTSPIRE, the 500 Times, Art Accrediting, the Bulletin of the National Museum of History, and New Taipei Museum of Art Online Magazine. He is currently an editor at ARTouch.com and Reviewing Observer for C-LAB’s 2022 CREATORS Program.
Taipei City Government
Digital Art Center, Taipei
Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government
National Culture and Arts Foundation
Museum of National Taipei University of Education
Digital Art Center, Taipei
No. 180, Fuhua Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan
Opening & Guided Tour
2022.07.02 Sat. 15:00
HSIEH Yu-Cheng X Sid Chen X HSU Chun-Yi
2022.08.13 Sat. 15:00