Exhibition & Residency:
September 1 – November 30, 2010
Chen Ching-Yao’s recent digital works explore role playing through processes of various objects, collections, costumes, and productions that create scenarios that cross time and space. His use of humor, wit and illogical postures challenge one’s aesthetics and accepted vernacular of everyday common scenes and in history itself. By role playing and his virtual stage re-construction, he constructs a cultural collage which is comprised of symbols, white-washed history and consumptive stimulation.
This process allows for him to pull and push out ideas that are both conflicting and complimentary to his world view. His heavy use of sub-culture and post-colonization are the obvious in his staged scenarios, however, the amount of satire and play involved downplay the “heavy handedness” that could be associated with the work that in the end make for great works.