I am a multidisciplinary artist using video installation, digital print, and virtual reality in exploring the social construction and digital mediation in contemporary society. Through focusing on a specific story or historical event, I intend to untangle and refold the complexities of the narration. Combining different narratives that are correlated to one another directly or indirectly, I question the artificiality of knowledge construction and intend to flatten the hierarchy of meanings in the progress of reconstructing. Utilizing digital media in reproducing the past is my response and critique on the current proliferation and fragmentation of digital mediation that shapes cultural memory and social discourse. Looking at the virtuality of digital production, my practice speculates the power of constructing virtual space and the correlation between the virtual and the real that their boundary is diminishing.
Accompanied by my project based art practice, I founded Chameleon Gallery, an online virtual reality(VR) art site. This is a collaborative project that invites artists using different media, such as painting, video, sculpture, and sound art, to explore the potentialities of using VR in art making, curating, and exhibiting. This collaborative project is the expansion of my interest in digital mediation. Experimenting with cutting-edge technologies, such as motion capture, photogrammetry, and 3D scan, in the progress of generating VR exhibitions, this project tests and critiques the possibilities of future culture production with a close relationship with immersive digital media.
If you are not in New York City, what are your ties to New York's Asian American artistic community?
My work is created/shown/produced in NYC regularly