Kill Me or Change
photo By Rodrigo Salazar
Chin Chih Yang
Building a future bodies
Chin Chih Yang
Chin Chih Yang “Kill Me or Change” - a new performance at the Queens Museum of Art
Performances by the artist on July 28 and 29, 2012
Chin Chih Yang suspends 30,000 aluminum cans—the average number of cans one person throws away over a lifetime—contained in a mesh net suspended 30 feet above ground in a crane which hovers over the audience. As the finale to each performance, the contents of the net will be released onto Yang’s head, in a colorful and overwhelming display of aluminum waste. By showing, quite literally, the suffocating effects of one person’s personal polluting, Yang hopes this piece will serve as a call to action, and that audience members and the public at large will examine their habits of personal consumption.
The National Museum of Natural Science (NMNS). Botanical Garden "a special exhibition of Tetrapanax" September 6, to December 2, 2012
Materials:Pith paper, LED lights, Plastic, wood, and more...
Dimensions: 37" x 13" x 6"
Chin Chih Yang pith paper art work title: “Pith man” is a sculpture with LED lights under a human form covered with pith paper, a material that is made from the Tetrapanax tree. It's not only used for art but it's also an important material in Chinese medicine that helps heal edema and headaches, produce breast milk, and more.
NYFA Gallery - 2011 Digital Electronic Arts Fellows Exhibition - "Building A Future Human Bodies" and "Broken Mind"
Time: June 11, to December 11, 2012
Location: New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Mathematics of Light
by Chin Chih Yang at Towson University - ASIAN ARTS & CULTURE CENTER
This exhibition is part of The Bridges Conference 2012.
Asian Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts
June 29 - July 31, 2012
Chin Chih Yang's "Mathematics of Light" is sculpture/installation made of cans and other recyclable materials, which signals a conservation aesthetic in a society for the most part dedicated to waste. Not only do the cans have aesthetic features, such as shape, color, texture, and a certain relationship to light, they are themselves representations of what might have gone on to pollute the planet, had they not been put to more creative ends. Also: essential to "Mathematics of Light" is the use of modern and emergent technologies, enabling the artist to create an immersive environment participants can interact with and even move about in.