The exhibition’s works unfold from experimentation and research into a diverse range of media, incorporating video installation, sound installation, sculpture, and painting. “Feng Chen Solo Show” features an automated system built from the artist’s perspective and imagination. Within this mechanism, photic, sonic, and kinetic signals alternate, flow, and intersect. The video works are separated across the exhibition space and explore the subtle relationship between man and machine. In the video, mechanized convulsions of human limbs synchronize with sounds from nature, drums, and a metronome. The superimposed sounds are transmitted to the exhibition space via headphones. Natural light enters the exhibition hall through an installation of flickering blinds, sculpting space with rhythmic movement. The exhibition also includes carbon fiber sculptures, resin sculptures and Ebru paintings, a traditional Middle Eastern paper marbling technique. The works breathe and metabolize with a specific rhythm, like organs in an inorganic system. The transmission of signals from one form to another (sound, light, electricity) is a main interest in Feng Chen’s art practice.
- Feng Chen exhibition view, courtesy of Capsule Shanghai