The massive on-site production, Star Cluster: Port, starting from the material language of objects and digital sequences, corresponds with the video installation White Null in the exhibition. The intention is to present a contrast between virtuality and reality on various levels, such as the generation of material, the content of images, and the temporality of media, expanding another type of exploration into the reality determined by image generation and technological determinism.
With an MFA in new media art from the Taipei National University of the Arts, HSIEH Yu-Cheng currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. His art practice concerns the visuality of materials and technological media, with a focus on the relationship between the lights and images of various interfaces to investigate the dialectics that exist between humans and artefacts. These relationships, including both the digital and the analogue, the substantial and the virtual, misplacement and counterpoint, and presence and absence, are used as an index for each other’s perceptual experiences and spatial realities.
HSIEH’s works have been included in exhibitions at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Tainan Art Museum, the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, and Honggah Museum. He has received awards from Taipei Art Awards, TDCC Contemporary Arts Awards, NEXT ART TAINAN, the National Art Exhibition, and SANCF Awards, as well as ELIA’s NEU NOW and been nominated for the Taishin Arts Award. Hsieh has been supported by Tianmei Art Foundation and the AND Taiwan Arts and Technology Center in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture. Recent commissioned works and outdoor light installations include those for the Taiwan Lantern Festival (2022), Taiwan International Light Festival (2021), Hualien Performing Public Space Festival (2021), The Original Festival (2021), Treasure Hill Light Festival (2020), Yuejin Lantern Festival (2019-2020), Kuan-Du Light Art Festival, and Nuit Blanche in Taipei (2017).