Laza WU Tzu-Ning

<Astronomy Inspiration> is one piece of a series of work showing in the artist’s solo exhibition ‘Mind Your Body’ at the end of 2011. This series of work presents barcode-like abstract images onto ceilinged space, floor or corner through anamorphic projection and invites audience to ‘look at the works’ in different gestures.

When participants alter their angle of seeing – leaning towards the wall for <Knowledge reading gesture of Asia>, squatting down for <The wisdom of ants>, lying and looking up for <Astronomy Inspiration> or slanting their heads for <Flash of aura> - the contents hidden in transfigured images can then be read clearly. The artist plans various viewpoints and designs different gestures for viewers to perceive the messages that makes the participants’ actions and experiences becomes an important and indispensible element of this series. The artist operates Mise en scène not inside but outside the frame of projected images with audience’s body. The differentiated time and location, which is generated by viewers’ standpoints, may create development and change of the narrative of images.

The projection of <Astronomy Inspiration> intertwines a W. Whitman’s poem with a moving outer space animation. The poem indicates what the poet chooses between two very different ways of learning: rational academic theory (Astronomer) or sensational aesthetic philosophy (lying on lawns watching stars in the sky).

 

 

When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer     by W. Whitman

When I heard the learn'd astronomer;

When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns 

before me;

When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, 

divide, and measure them;

When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured 

with much applause in the lecture-room, 

How soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick;

Till rising and gliding out, I wander'd off by myself,

In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,

Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars.

Laza WU Tzu-Ning CV

1978

Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

WORKING EXPERIENCE

2007~PresentAssistant Professor of Art Industry Department, National Taitung University, Taiwan

2006~07  Assistant Researcher of Digital Arts Creativity Program, NTMOFA, Taichung, Taiwan

2001~02  Art teacher of Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Girls' Senior High School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

2010  Study in Doctoral Program in Art Creation and Theory, Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan

2005  M.F.A., Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan

2001  B.F.A., Dept. of Fine Arts, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

1997  Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Girls' Senior High School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

PRIZE RECORD

2013  Kaohsiung Awards, KMFA, Taiwan

2010  National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF) Grant of International Culture Exchange "8 Femme" Exhibition

2005  The Art & Design Elite Scholarship Program 2005, Australia & New Zealand, Taiwan

2005  National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF) Grant of Exhibition, Taiwan

2004  Taipei Arts Award 2004, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Honorable Mention, Taiwan

CURATORIAL AND PROJECTS

2012  DELTA: Living Gesture in AsiaⅡ- Trans-territory, Co-Curator

2011  Derailment, Stock 20 in Taichung railway station, Curator

2009  Freeze! 2009 International MedTech Art Show, NTMOFA, Curator

2009  Assistive Technology Art Tools - Experimental projects, Project Director

2007  Creative Doll Design 2008 Workshop, Project Director

2006-07  Digiark_Digital Arts Creativity and Resource Center, Project Specialist / Coordinator

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2012  Oasis Project: 1001 Stories of Plants, Facebook Fans Page

2011  Mind Your Body-2011 LazaWuTzu-Ning solo exhibition, Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan

2008-09  Cyber-ring _Cyclorama Digital Art Creation Series 1, NTMOFA, Taichung, Taiwan

2005  CyberbeingsⅢ-Cyber Mirror Maze, NIREEDA Apartment Geelong, Australia

2005  CyberbeingsⅡ-Install Your Soul, SLY Art Space, Taipei,Taiwan

2004  LAZA’s Insomnia Web, http://www.laza.idv.tw

2003  It´s better to be a housekeeper rather than being an art servant, TNNUA, Tainan, Taiwan

2002  Art servant in Kaohsiung Solo Exhibition on paper, TNNUA, Tainan, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2013  Kaohsiung Awards 2013, Kaousiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2012  DELTA: Living Gesture in AsiaⅡ- Trans-territory, Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan

2012  Public Art for All, Kaousiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2012  Motherhood - Mother Images in Asian Art, Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, Korea

2011  DELTA: Living Gesture in Asia- ASIA ART FORUM 2011, DELTA online gallery

2011  Derailment, Stock 20 in Taichung railway station, Taichung, Taiwan

2011  ACA-Animation + Comic + Contemporary Arts, The Pier-2 Art Center, Warehouse C5, Kaohsiung

2010  i-Body, TDAIC online gallery

2010  Self Stalker_ Projected History, MIGA Art Space, Tainan, Taiwan

2010  8Femmes, TAMTAM8 Art Space, Berlin, Germany

2008  A Riot of Colors: Invincible East, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan

2008  A Riot of Colors: Localization and Globalization, National Hualien University of Education, Hualien, Taiwan

2006  NTTU Art Industry Group Exhibition 2007, Taitung Social Education Center, Taitung,Taiwan

2006  Opening Exhibition of DigiArk, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

2006  The 12 Apostles, ARTCO DE CAFÉ Creative Space, Taipei, Taiwan

EXHIBITIONS AT CRANE GALLERY