Past Artist In Residence
Tsai-Wei Chen uses sound to improve her surroundings. She compiles pleasing noises from the past in her Soundscape Album Always in the Happy Land (2003), to create a “joyful space” in the present moment. Children scream on a rollercoaster ride, someone orders a hot dog, a father rinses off his child at the beach. Recent public performances include: The Beach in My Room (2003) at 18th Street Arts Center; I Hear & I Sing in London (2002) was part of Juice at the Architecture Foundation in London (2002); and ‘About Sonic Constellations’ was performed in the Lacking Sound Festival at Nanhai Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan (2008).