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Sougwen Chung

Kinecdysis

Sougwen Chung

New York, USA


http://sougwen.com

Born in Canada, raised in the Chinese tradition and based in New York, Sougwen Chung (鍾愫君) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores transitional edges. Her artistic expression spans installation, sculpture, still image, drawing and performance, a reflection of her multi-faceted approach to experiential art.

Chung’s work iterates on the expressive agency of form catalysed with software, sound, light and space. Her installations involve multiple layers of light on intricate structures, taking a variety of media and transforming them into spatial experiences.

Her work has been featured in exhibitions in North America, Europe and Asia. Recent venues include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Geneva, Switzerland, and 319 Scholes in Brooklyn, New York. Additionally, Chung has been featured in The New Yorker, Dazed and Confused, Cool Hunting and The Creators Project.

Statement

Kinecdysis (Grapheme) is inspired by the motif of ecdysis (from Ancient Greek: ἐκδύω, ekduo, to take off, strip off). At the epilogue of transformation, what remains? Ecdysis is the process of shedding or casting off the exoskeleton in invertebrate organisms. As a metaphor for writing, it is in equal parts an assemblage, homage and exorcism of the self in all its prior iterations. It is the verbal vestige that forms the story of our private ecdysis… within it, the narratives that contain the modicum of our memory.

Recommended for: polymaths, poets and prophets.

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