Weng Wei Hsiang


Wind Bridge II
Wind Bridge I

Now Past Now
Hidden Island
Over Here, Over There
Walking on a Passage
Site in Superposition
Dormant Volcano
Daily Phrases
Reshaping History
Space as a Limit

_Commission and Collaboration

Rethinking Environmental Sensing with Aerocene
Pheadra’s Love
Mountain Language


Weng Wei Hsiang is a media artist and researcher currently based between Taipei, TW and London, UK. His practice investigates the intersection between artificial and natural systems to examine how we, as humans, share, co-produce and sense time and space. Employing materials such as air, light, sound, and data, he constructs devices, situations, and experimental set-ups within spatial and landscape settings. These set-ups often play the role of both observer and creator, mediating our perspectives of dynamic situations and living systems, and the relationships create a dissonance that leads to unpredictable outcomes which test how physical movement, sensory engagement and the interaction of the body and brain influence our perception of our environment.


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Dormant Volcano - Treasure Hill Village

Sculpture | Fluorescent tubes, metal structure
Treasure Hill Village, Taipei, Taiwan
8 x 1.5 x 1.5 m

Dormant Volcano is a light sculpture consisting of crisscrossing fluorescent tubes, and is suspended in mid-air on Cross Plaza, an area where pathways convene in the semi-abandoned Treasure Hill, an early military dependents’ village in Taiwan.

This hillside settlement is situated at the bank of a river in Taipei, and is a typical Taiwanese settlement with complex small passageways that link together civilian houses with the parameter of living spaces of the local residents. The lifestyle of the local residents have gradually changed throughout the last 50 years, with only very few still residing there. Although Treasure Hill is not large, in 2006, the New York Times reported that cultural landscapes of temples and postwar military dependents’ villages are Taipei’s most notable features.

Dormant Volcano is a collection of fluorescent lighting apparatuses that are commonly used in the local households. It uses light to link together the currently dissipating energy of this settlement, and symbolizes a brewing dynamism that is quietly hidden in its hilltop.