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Yu-Chen’s central practice is drawing, allowing her to explore and meditate on mechanical and biological forms, and the ways in which their bodily borderlines blur and mutate. From these extemporisations, she then finds collaborative routes that take her work into the realms of fictional text, provoking the subsequent production of sculptural installation, performance, music, and film, in various combinations.

The work of Yu-Chen Wang approaches the history of scientific developments through the life and testimonies of scientist and CERN Archives. During her visit to CERN she explored the poetic narratives –through the use of video and drawings– on the histories of people and technology by establishing parallel lines between the life of scientists such Maria Fidecaro and historical documents available at the CERN archives.

Yu-Chen Wang is curently developing a new artwork which will be launched in FACT Liverpool in November 2018.


Photo credits: Courtesy of the artist. The artist portraited at the CERN Archives. Noemi Caraban/CERN.