HSIN-CHIEN HUANG: A GATEWAY TO MEMORY

W/ LAURIE ANDERSON

From July 22 to 25
Capilla del Palacio Revillagigedo

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L.E.V. Festival’s 15th anniversary will present the first solo exhibition by new media artist Hsin-Chein Huang, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Taiwán and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Spain. The artist’s endless creativity will be displayed at Capilla del Palacio Revillagigedo with three iconic pieces of Virtual Reality, two of them co-created with Laurie Anderson. True works of audiovisual art which we will be able to experience in first person, to live surreal moments and reflect upon the recent history of Taiwan through the author’s memories.

BODYLESS / 2019 / 24’

VR, Computer, Installation

Bodyless is a surreal VR experience based on the director’s childhood memory during Taiwan’s martial law period in the 1970s, when human qualities were simplified and quantified with few characteristics recognized and measured by the ruling class.

In Bodyless, the retrospective martial law governing and ultramodern digital technologies are fused into a dark oppression against folk’s living and beliefs. The audience experiences the journey through the eyes of an old man who was a political criminal under a government’s secret experiment. After his death, he became a ghost and descended to the underworld.

LA CAMERA INSABBIATA / 2017 / 15’
VR, Computer, Installation

Co-created with Laurie Anderson

La camera insabbiata, the Best VR Experience Award winner at the 74th Venice Film Festival, is a VR interactive installation where countless giant chalkboards construct a vast virtual space. These chalkboards represent human memories, that can be erased but never disappear completely.

Guided by Laurie’s voice, visitors enter the dream-like world, and freely fly about in a virtual reality labyrinth made up of eight different rooms, where abstract symbols turn into concrete and interactive physical presences.

TO THE MOON / 2018 / 15’

VR, Computer, Installation

Co-created with Laurie Anderson

To the Moon is a VR installation artwork that uses images and tropes from Greek mythology, literature, science, space sci fi movies and politics to create an imaginary and fabulous new moon.

During the 15-minute VR experience, the viewer is shot out from earth, walks on the surface of the moon, glides through space debris, flies through DNA skeletons and is lifted up the side and then tossed off of a lunar mountain.

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HSIN-CHIEN HUANG

Hsin-Chien Huang is an artist who specializes in mixed media. Science, technology, new media, programming, and algorithms are tools he uses to bring the universe of his imagination to life. He is especially enthusiastic about virtual reality because it opens up a world of possibilities, free of any constraints.

LAURIE ANDERSON

Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most reknowned – and daring – creative pioneers. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist.

Virtual Reality activities are not recommended for children under 13.

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