Curator of Cogitoimage
The Story of Discovery Pavilion
BY PENNY LIAO
@ VOL 39
ON OCT 20, 2018
Penny Liao is an anthropologist who was born in Taipei but loves to conduct field research around Taiwan. She has multiple roles, such as a storyteller, an exhibition organizer and project manager for Taiwan design Expo.
After she received her M.A degree from department of anthropology at National Tsing Hua University, she starts to execute several exhibitions for different museums and design companies such as “Underwater Archaeology” and “Science Quest” …etc.
Born in 1982, Taipei-based Chung-Kun WANG works across media art in the development of sound, sculpture, video, kinetic art and installation.
The sound art of Chung-Kun Wang possesses a musicality, consciously liberating the abstract nature of sound and converting it into a more concrete form of music. For the artist, sound serves as a means to convey concepts; one must start by comprehending its meaning and implications. And the emotive expression of music is able to incorporate real scenarios, which we are able to feel. Viewed at a psychological level, through the interflow between sound and music, the listener grasps the sound rationally and logically yet also feels the music viscerally and experientially. Thus, an experiential perception exists within the work. Yet this is nothing other than the implication that sound cannot be translated into language, but can only become the thing it intrinsically is. The work causes visitors to sense the presence of shapeless sounds within a space, and sounds express the materiality of the space, which has a shape. When visitors move around in the vicinity of the work, they can feel with their own bodies an aural space, which in fact comprises a dynamic sound image.