Weng Wei Hsiang


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


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Rethinking Environmental Sensing with Aerocene
Pheadra’s Love
Mountain Language


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Weng Wei Hsiang is a new 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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Over Here, Over There

Observation | 07:25-11:20 GMT, 21 May, 2020, Central London, UK

Crystallised structure | Metal solution, Electronics, Data
2019
 



Our increasing demand for interconnected networks such as the Internet of Things (IoT) brings on the redistribution of electromagnetic radiation that is invisible and covering our environment. The technological ambition of the IoT was intended to interlink between us and other artificial systems in order to communicate, and to control. When a signal/message is sent out, what else does it contact?

In this project, directional antennas connected with containers of liquid metal were set up within an urban environment. Each of the setups is able to receive the electromagnetic field propagating through space at a given time. Depending on the fluid volume of electromagnetism, the liquid metal self-evolve and organise accordingly into crystallised structures. Resembling in some way like a growing plant, this microenvironment subtly grown out of information that is randomly fed by human intervened ambient condition.

















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