The Mnemotechnics of Green ObiectHan-Sheng Chen
Stainless steel, Metal, Glass box, Motor, Magnet, Mechanical devices
In the future when the world is completely artificial and the nature can be found nowhere, people will have no choice but to walk down memory lane and conjure the images of plants with ice-cold objects as a way to animate them. In this case, we may wonder whether the dwellers who once put down roots on this planet are to find their inner sustenance only in these soulless bodies scraped together with objects, treating it as the mourning for the vanishing nature and expecting it to bring personal salvation from sin. The artist employs the plants he routinely observes as the carrier of memories, and primarily records the potted plants at the entrance to the lane and the edible greens in the farm.
Born in 1988, Kaoshiung (Taiwan), and graduated from Taipei National University of Arts. He works with experimental animation and mixed media kinetic installations, incorporating his own background and identity. His themes often include agriculture, nature and the coexistence of human beings with our environment. His works have garnered many positive responses, including the first prize of Next Art Tainan, silver medal in the MATA prize, selected for the Taoyuan Contemporary Arts Award and the Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale. Responding to gender issues that have accentuated over the years, he organized the project Coexist+Exhibition, hoping for different means of conversation through curation and art production. His curation projects Coexist+Exhibition -Death at daybreak? was held in FreeS art space, and Your Closed Eyes My Extinction at the National Taiwan Museum of Art, Digital ark.