TANGIBLE INTANGIBLE (group exhibition)
DECEMBER 10–18, 2010
OPENING: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 8-12PM
CURATED BY CHUN-CHI WANG
St. & St.(DE)
Yin-Ju Chen (TW/NL) & James T.Hong (US/NL)
Valérie Leray (FR) & Chun-Chi Wang (TW/DE)
Chaong-Wen Ting (TW/FR) & Chien-Ni Hung (TW/UK)
IDOLONSTUDIO is pleased to present "TANGIBLE INTANGIBLE", a group exhibition curated by Chun-Chi Wang.
The exhibition will open on December 10 and will be on view until December 18.
The opening reception scheduled for Friday, December 10, 8pm will include a live concert by Sohrab (Iran) beginning at 9.00 pm.
"TANGIBLE INTANGIBLE" brings together film and digital video by eight contemporary artists of "As you shout into the forest, so it echoes back" by St. & St. ,
"End Transmission" by Yin-Ju Chen & James T. Hong, "WILDLAND" by Valérie Leray & Chun-chi Wang, and "Five Regulations" by Chaong-Wen Ting & Chien-Ni Hung.
“End Transmission” (2010 - DVD, b&w, stereo, running time: 15:40 minutes), A decoded, alien environmental message, structured as a hypnotic experimental film, forcefully and poetically warns us of their return and the planet’s re-colonization.
James T. Hong has been producing thought-provoking, unconventional, and occasionally controversial films and videos for over a decade. He splits his time between the USA, Europe, and Asia.
Yin-Ju Chen is a Taiwanese multidisciplinary artist. Her main medium is video, but her works also include photo performances, installations, and drawings. She is currently a resident of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
“As you shout into the forest, so it echoes back” (2010 - a one channel video installation, running time 2:17 minutes), In their work St. & St. explore hierarchic and bureaucratic systems, standardization as well as stereotypical thinking that are all based on communication or the lack of it.
St. & St. is the name of the artist team Stephanie Gerner and Stephan Halter and was founded in 2009. Both are born in Germany, living and working in Berlin. And their work showed 2009/2010 in several screening events in Berlin, London, Dumbo ArtsFestival in New York, and Industrial 59 during the First Ural and Industrial Biennial in Ekaterinburg/Russia. Stephanie Gerner and Stephan Halter work also as solo artists for many years. Their works were shown nationally and internationally in different projects and festivals.
“WILDLAND” (2010 - a two-channel video installation, running time: 4 minutes), Wildland is a poetic contemporary representation of the place of the body's woman in our society, the posture of the woman in this kind of landscape.
It refers to the painting of the birth of Venus from Botticelli and a trivial posture of women in the contemporary image. Composer "balancing_missing 2007" by Pei-Wen Liu.
Valérie Leray lives and works in Orléans (France). Her project "Nomads?" was awarded the label of “the European Year for Intercultural Dialog” and received the prize of the Centre France DRAC.Since 1999,
she is the Artistic Director of the Art Space of La Mire (ex Lumen) in Orléans, which is aimed at promoting Visual Arts and teacher in the artistic workshop in school.
Chun-Chi Wang is a Taiwanese artist based in Berlin. She uses interactive video installations, performance, photography and all the current tools of the digital image to study the new relationship between humans and technology.
Her works have been shown widely on the net and in international exhibitions throughout Europe, USA and Asia.
"Five Regulations" (2010 – DVD, color, running time: 5 minutes) Two artists who live their lives separately in Paris and in London, decide to exchange three video clips and, agreeing to five rules, make an independent video each based on the six clips together. The same imagery, through individual interpretations, develop into different narratives. Both stories are ultimately left open to further imagination and understanding by the spectators.
Chaong-Wen Ting lives and works in Taiwan and Paris. After graduating in Plastic Arts from Tainan National University of the Arts (MFA), Ting was a display designer for Issey Miyake in Taiwan and took part in several exhibitions.
He is currently in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris.
Chien-Ni Hung was born in Taiwan. She studied fine art at Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. Her works are shown across Europe and Asia but predominantly in the UK, where she is currently based.
She investigates ‘reality’ through fiction, combining materials with staged and (or) improvised actors. She is interested in a wide range of topics and mediums, however, video remains one of the most used forms in her work.
Organized by Chun-chi, Wang
Photos by Yun-Ting Hung