Since the dawn of imaging technology, how have “messages” collaborated (or challenged) with reality?
What is the current state of “mediatization” of our bodies? How else can we train our bodies?
Search engines altered the act of memorizing, so follows, how can the mechanism of machine learning and algorithms alter judgment and cognition?
Under the assistance and influence of contemporary technology, can we further ease the tension and predicament in issues as gender, sex, and physical body (even soul)?
Or, we who have been expanded but also compressed in the fantasy/environment created by new technologies, do we withdraw to a certain human/barbaric naturalistic state?
Following on the reasoning above, if we further question our body, after this transitional process involving body/signal, linear/non-linear, analog/codes, and followed by the targeted placement and manipulation at the end of the process; where will this finally lead us (and our desires) to? Can a future “technique of desire” be expected? Can this be a calculated spiritual transcendence, or become yet another self-surveillance, exposure, and betrayal of The Transparency Society?
Regardless of the answers to the questions above, as a new form of experience, Revenge Scenes intends to lead the audience as best as possible to all possibilities.
He was nominated for the Dutch Young Talent in 2011, won First Prize at the Taipei Digital Art Awards in 2013, First Prize of New Media Art at the Kaohsiung Awards in 2017, and awarded the Tung Chung Art Award in 2019. Cheng recently participated in Guangzhou Triennial, Hong-Gah Video Biennial, and Taiwan Biennial, and as well as exhibiting in the Netherlands, Slovenia, Norway, Italy, and France among other places. In addition to the work Revenge Scenes, Cheng is also simultaneously showing his latest solo exhibition Injector After Null at Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
Lists of actors
Artist/Writer and director: Su Hui-Yu, Cheng Hsien-Yu
Musician: Monbaza Chang
Actor: Chen Ching, Mai Wu, Shu Wei-Chieh, Fly Wu
Producer: Huang Jing-Han, Cookie Chen
Software and system development coordination: Cheng Hsien-Yu
Video installation and technical coordination: Chang Huei-Ming
Stage and lighting design: Chang Huei-Ming
Visual design: Gina Li
Software development: Mars Huang, Ian Wu
Costume design: Huang Jing-Han
Action choreographer: Teddy Ray Huang