Weng Wei Hsiang


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Wind Bridge II
Wind Bridge I
Echo

Now Past Now
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


_Commission and Collaboration

Rethinking Environmental Sensing with Aerocene
Pheadra’s Love
Mountain Language


_about

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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Territorial Time

Sculpture | Clay, Metal Structure
Collaborate with Marius Pfennigdorff
in progress 2021
 



Humanities pursuit of a quantified and standardised time has resulted in a duality of coordinated universal time systems; precise time (as measured by atomic clocks) and imprecise observed solar time (known as UT1, which vary due to irregularities and long-term slowdown in Earth‘s rotation). To counter the unpredictability of nature, these two reoccurring systems constantly have to be manually re-aligned. Hence, it can be understood that it is impossible to find a perfectly regulated framework of time. 

This project proposes an alternative model to the perception of time and space by manifesting the reoccurring patterns in between earth’s rotation around the sun. Shadow paths of a generic monolith are used to capture the sun’s relationship to a site over a predetermined time span. The angle of the shadow and its imprints on the ground culminate in a site and time specific structure, that defines a moment within the wider universe.




















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