Six women artists striving towards constructions of female subjectivity will take the center stage of a new media art exhibition titled "Being Here as ME" and running from June 15 through Aug. 11 at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC.
Curated by Tseng Yu-chuan (曾鈺涓), a Taiwanese artist researching interactive and web-based digital art, the two-month exhibition hopes to bring attention to the diverse mediums and methods employed by featured artists Tu Pei-shih (杜佩詩), Wu Tzu-ning (吳梓寧), Wu Yung-chieh (吳詠潔), Lin Pey-chwen (林珮淳), Chen I-chun (陳依純), and Kuo Hui-chan (郭慧禪).
Tseng explains that their art transcends gender discussions. Rather, through social strategies for action and engagement, the six artists are revealing their anxiety and personal opinions on the contemporary ecology of society, science, technology, and the natural environment.
Both events will be free and open to the public, with those interested in hearing from curator Tseng and artists Lin, Tu, and Wu Tzu-ning and their use of new media to question societal norms asked to RSVP to help the organizers budget for the light lunch that will accompany the June 17 talk.
The exhibition will be hosted by the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in DC, with support from the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan Academy, and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the US (TECRO).
‘Being Here as ME’
The Birth of Eve Clone, 2018. 3D animation, sound audio, duration: 10'. Courtesy of artist Lin Pey-chwen.
The Post-Venus Flytrap Project 01, 2018. 3D CGI animation projection, GOBO lights picture projection, computer aided vinyl cutting, objects, duration: 1' 32". Courtesy of artist Wu Tzu-ning.
Do You Dream of Electric Sheep?, 2016. Moving image, 2 channel video, duration: 10'. Courtesy of artist Chen I-chun.
Amusement Field 02 Wenshan Edition, 2017. Animation, duration: 2' 10". Courtesy of artist Kuo Hui-chan.
The Incantation of the Little One-Alas!!, 2018. Video, variable duration. Courtesy of artist Wu Yung-chieh.
The Adventures in Mount Yu I,2010. HD single channel animated video, duration: 7' 20". Courtesy of artist Tu Pei-shih.