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Clockwork Dreams | 原形機器人
Artist: Ting-Tong Chang
Date: 17 July - 2 August, 2015
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.
Clockwork Dreams has been supported by National Culture and Arts Foundation and Taipei Department of Cultural Affairs