San Francisco's Chinese Culture Center (CCC) and the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles will jointly present a solo exhibition titled "Homing" by Taiwanese installation artist Hung Tzu Ni (洪梓倪) that reflects, resonates, and responds to the unique confines of the CCC gallery space as well as the disposition of San Francisco's Chinatown and surrounding neighborhoods.
Hung is an installation artist based in Taiwan whose works explore the reciprocal relationship formed between light and sound while pushing the boundaries of audio and visual arts. Through Hung's compelling approach to acoustic-based practices, the exhibition shall explore the essence of familiar spaces and transport one's sense of place and time through a form of architectural intervention.
"Homing" refers to an animal with the ability to return home and a device that has the precision to arrive at destination. Hung's works suggest a point of entry, exit, and return, raising the question of how one’s temporal self can continuously refine and define "home."
A temporal approach to a changing city, neighborhood, and interior space can address how increased self-awareness within one's environment contributes to a global experience of time. By exploring the atmospheric impact of time and sound, Hung has adapted the CCC gallery's four distinct but interrelated bays into experiences of time-space.
In each division of the gallery, segregated timelines, loops, and soundtracks result in a syncopation that signals a time away from time, body away from body, and home away from home. Hung uses light paths, architectural conditions, and sound as materials to construct points, lines, and surfaces. Communing with the immersion will lead visitors to experience spatial reorientation and temporal assimilation.
Date: Feb. 7 – May 7, 2020
Hours: 10am – 4pm (Closed on Mondays)
Venue: Chinese Culture Center
Address: 750 Kearny St, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA