➔ Exhibition: 'The Sound of Self-Exile', Tsai-Wei Chen, 2 November 2001 - 25 January 2002

Exhibition: 'The Sound of Self-Exile', Tsai-Wei Chen, 2 November 2001 - 25 January 2002

Type: Exhibition

Information

Date(s)

2001 Nov 02 (has start date) ; 2002 Jan 11 (has end date)

History

A sound installation developed by Taiwanese born artist, Tsai-wei Chen, to reflect her feelings about her 'self-imposed' exile in London and the pain of homesickness. It featured two works Territory and Nostalgia.

Territory featured sounds recorded in Taiwan and London accompanied by the rhythmic tone of the artist's voice. The sound resonated around the gallery recreating the artist's dreams of 'home'.

Nostalgia featured ambient sounds recorded in her birth place in Taiwan and her adopted home in London, to reflect her feelings of home sickness. 5 tracks were played on separate portable CD players presented to visitors on an individual plinths. While visitors listened to the tracks through headphones, they viewed associated blurred photographs taken in the artist's home land.

The exhibition was due to closed on 25 January 2002, but had to close two week early after the the portable CD players were stolen. The works also featured in the retrospective exhibition Gathering Momentum in 2002.

Related People and Organisations

Chinese Arts Centre, 1989-2013 (Held)
Chen, Tsai-Wei, artist (participated in)

Related Places

Manchester (was location of)
London (is associated with)
Taiwan, Republic of China (is associated with)

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