The moment that the unfamiliar descends is unexpectedly peaceful.
A proclivity for contemplation can make everything become familiar. The rare intrusion of something unknown is memerizing to me.
When confronted with a familiar scene, I always seek out the strange and revel in the unfamiliar, because this imparts a sensation of reality. In that instant, unfamiliarity induces a moment of honesty that belongs to the self. Someone may have once occupied this very space, but there is not a trace of life, only created objects here. A space that should be humanly occupied becomes an illusionary memory that is difficult to authenticate. This unexpected advent of the uncanny often occurs in a momentary glimpse in the middle of a journey. I imagine myself living in that place for several years, or picture the dailiness of growing old and dying there; the place itself becomes lost in my thoughts. I appreciate that moment of beauty more than I do the contemplation of its subjective background. In our current state, where everything is defined for us -- that which remains unknown seems precious, and often opens up ever-expansive experiences. As the brain searches frantically for reality, so that it may rapidly return me to that which is quantifiable, what else might I project the self upon, to escape the cacophony?
Too much contemplation means everything becomes familiar. The rare intrusion of something unknown is memerizing to me.
Yet, the moment that the unfamiliar descends is unexpectedly peaceful and enduring.
The video installation in this exhibition is a composite of painting and projection. The painted scenes come from the life experiences of several individuals, and the projections depict the routines of one day at this location. In these two flattening processes, space becomes abstract, while time becomes figurative. I attempted to provide as neutral an environment as possible to enable fantasies of the self in its midst; while the concept of time that accompanies light always provides an unmistakable foil for this contemplative action.
KunYing Lin’s creative concept directly addresses ideas of Utopia. Observations of daily life are consolidated and analyzed on multiple levels into simplified logic, and then transformed into a comprehensive sensation of serenity through an unfettered use of media and techniques. The philosophical characteristics in his work are quite powerful, and often reveal an overture that is enveloped in prosaic frustrations.
The “Perfectly Strange” series is a quintessential comprehensive work that idealizes scenes of life in days of old into a illusionary scene constructed through painting and projection. In this work, a house stands stationary while ambient light, and shadows are in constant flow. Gradually, the time and space of human lives are crystallized onto one canvas. This media simultaneously presents two characteristics: the painting represents a concrete and unique existence, while the projection represents a simulated motion that can be replicated. When the two are combined, they distinctly announce an abstract concept of space and time.
Technological description: scenes from life in days of old are first depicted through painting, and then reconstructed using computerized 3D technology into spatial models. The changes in light throughout an entire day for this scene are calculated and projected in precise position back onto the canvas.
LIN Kun-Ying CV
2007 M.F.A. in Arts and Technology, Taipei National University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2003 B.F.A. in Music, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan
2002 B.F.A. in Applied Arts, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 Perfectly Strange, IT PARK, Taipei, Taiwan
2006 QQ, ETAT Lab., Taipei, Taiwan
2005 Vanishing into Space, ETAT Lab. Exhibition Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2003 For Digital Music and Flute-A fa 6, Huai-Jen concert Hall, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan
2003 Solo Concert, Hualien Music Hall, Hualien, Taiwan
GROUP EXHIBITION (SELECTED)
2010 Dust: LuxuryLogico, IT PARK, Taipei, Taiwan
2009 The Flowing Feast : An Exhibition by Llunc Lin and Chih-chien Chen, Changs gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2008 2008 Taipei Arts Award, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2008 beyond the Realms of Rock, HK
2008 The 3rd digital Art Festival Taipei 2008, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
2008 Horse Latitude, MOT Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2008 Beyond a dialogue, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan 2008 Beyond a dialogue, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2007 2006 Taipei Arts Award, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2007 Taiwan-Australia New Media Arts Exhibition, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2007 Very Fun Park II , Marco Maison, Taipei, Taiwan
2006 Aura Spurt, Choun-Shen Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
2006 2005 Taipei Arts Award, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2006 After Dark, Hua-Shan Cultural and Creative Industry Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 [O.K.] Video - Jakarta Video Festival, Djakarta Gallery National, Indonesia 2005 Taipei-Croquis, Graf media Café, Yokohama, Japan
2005 Mind Map, Café de Guliano, Taipei, Taiwan
2004 [Fantasy and Object] of Taiwan Advent-grade Document II, Hau-Shan Cultural and creative Industry, Taipei, Taiwan
2004 Scene-Stealer, Nan-Hai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2008 Grand Prize, the 2008 Taipei Arts Award, Taipei, Taiwan
2007 The 3rd NCAF Techno Art Creation Project, National Culture and Arts Foundation
2006 First Selection, the 2006 Taipei Arts Award, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 First Selection, the 2005 Taipei Arts Award, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 S-An Arts Award, S-AN Cultural Foundation, Taiwan
2005 Grand Prize, Weather in My Brain Sound-Visual Art Festival, Taiwan
EXHIBITIONS AT CRANE GALLERY