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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Hidden Island

Investigation | 12:19-16:58 GMT, 18 March, 2020
River Thames (Hammersmith Bridge), London, UK 
51°29'10.2"N 0°14'53.1"W

Archival digital mapping in mixed reality

Tide is a unique temporal environmental phenomenon caused by combined effects of gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun, and the rotation of the Earth. In River Thames, the time range of tidal changes was approximately 4h 17mins during my observation in March, 2020, which is less than the minimum time scale that orbiting satellites can accurately document the ebb and flow, and the shifting bank line of the riverside.

To refine a digital geographical representation, I used photogrammetry technology as a measuring device to orbit and to observe the tidal changes while walking on the tidal zone. Since the optical scanning performance of the measuring tool was disturbed by the flux reflection from the flowing river surfaces, this investigation had unexpectedly revealed a hidden island that is thus recognised and generated by the machine’s perspective from its failure/blind spot to the shifting boundary between water and land.

Natural landscape has gradually decontextualized and morphologically transformed by the entanglement of both environmental and technological factors in the era when these technologies are becomming deeply mingle with human perception.