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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Wind Bridge II - Ecological Corridor at 26 Sinclair Road

Temporary Architecture | Bioplastic Sheet, Wooden Structure

Kensington, London, UK
 
Collaborate with Marius Pfennigdorff
2021
 



Wind Bridge is an ongoing experiment that was held at two different locations in West Kensington, London between October 2020 - June 2021.

In order to create an environment that is more focused on cohabitation we have come up with a methodology we call tunnelling or bridging. This methodology functions as a mediator, crossing, blurring, and uniting human-divided environments, and creates an experience to re-evaluate our current mindset.

We first chose our homes (Kensington, London) as a starting point for a series of experiments. This resulted in a non permeant tunnel system, made out of bio-plastic sheets, which runs through an entire flat. By giving away part of our property, we have created a paradox that dismantles the clear separation between «inside» and «outside and transformed part of human design space into a traversal / liminal space for natural migration (used by airborne species).

Wind Brige challenges the individual who encounters it to think differently about property as a human concept of ownership. After setup, the tunnel becomes an instrument to measure how nature and us including adapt, where we will be able to observe what other nonhuman species we are co-inhabiting our space with and how they use this channel to reconnect and migrate.
























After linking two windows, certain conditions changed within its space. Namely the utility of the living space (movement, rearrangement to remain functional), the diversity in atmosphere (fall of temperature, feeling less secure) and the clear boundary between «inside» and «outside».

Despite the fact that it has limited our living space and required us to make certain concessions in terms of comfort, the tunnel has produced a pleasant environment in which to live. The thin sheet altered our psychological awareness of our surroundings while yet making us feel somewhat safe. The tunnel visualises how natural rhythms intertwine and teaches us how to readapt or rebalance our relationship with nature.


Speculative Scenario Sketch — While studying human build obstacles and the separated landscape patches we started to play with the idea of a scaled up tunnel network. So we imagined a speculative scenario of a tunnel network installed within a commune.

Wind Bridge Kit — A communication tool to share our experiment experience with the local community. We gave this booklet to people on the streets through which we got into contact with the local charity organization "Friends of Brook Green."

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