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Clockwork Dreams | 原形機器人
Artist: Ting-tong Chang
Date: 17 July - 2 August, 2015
Preview: Thursday 16 July 2015, 6-8pm - click here to RSVP
Former “Breathe” artist-in-residence Ting-Tong Chang returns to CFCCA to showcase a recent body of work investigating automata (self-moving machines) as a means to explore utopian visions. Ting Tong constructs talking automata presenting absurd dialogues exploring socio-politically loaded issues, whilst a series of drawings chart a journey through a mythical landscape.
The exhibition opens with the newly commissioned donation box So Far So Good to replace the much loved Pay-as-you-go (2012) currently situated by CFCCA's front desk. Every time a visitor donates a coin, the fish-like automaton will simulate swimming whilst delivering a speech revealing a personal story from life underwater in the Thames River.
Ting-Tong was born in Taiwan and received his MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London where he currently lives and works.