Realised across two sites – VITRINE, London and VITRINE, Digital with access in-person and from computer screens at home – the exhibition brings together a new body of work which reflects on coping mechanisms used over periods of lockdown in 2020 and into 2021, continuing the artist’s inquiry into technology’s relationship to our everyday environments.
Working across animation, sculpture, and installation, Chin’s work merges the online and digital with the physical world, observing our relationship to the devices we regularly use in humorous and fantastical ways. Chin considers the implications of widely used technologies and their resulting ethical conundrums, working with a variety of natural and synthetic materials to develop a unique combined style of mosaics and figurative elements. Her chaotic installations bring together these elements often combining kinetic and robotic components.
In a period of much uncertainty and restrictive movement, the exhibition offers the viewer, locally and internationally, a look into Chin’s haunting digital and physical world in miniature. A place where lived experiences are played out in isolated imagined scenarios.