* THE VIDEO SAMPLE IS ONLY A PART OF THE INSTALLATION.
Mixed media/ 2-channel video installation
Drawings | video#1: 6 min | video#2: 40 sec | loop | sound | B&W & Color | 2013
Installation view: yinjuchen.com/prologue_as_above_so_below.pdf
Yin-Ju Chen is presenting her first phase of her recent artistic practice from a long run project – "Prologue - as Above, so Below."
Based on her recent operation and its accompanying medical issues,Yin-Ju Chen is embracing science and pseudoscience, and exploring Paracelsus’ idea of the mystery of the macrocosm (nature) and the microcosm (human).
This practice is an extension of themes from her previous project as a continuing exploration of the notion of “cosmic/ human connectedness.” Here the initial focus will be on the human body before widening the view onto the infinite cosmos. Prologue - as Above, so Below will be presented as a video installation, supplemented with printings and drawings.
This ongoing project will be integrating cosmology v.s. astrology, and modern medication v.s. alchemy, to discuss of the ideas of perfection, transformation, and the relationship between humanity and the cosmos.