Image: Hsiang Lin Wang, Fermata, 2022, variable dimensions, Courtesy the artist
Fermata is a musical term
– a pause of unspecified length on a note or rest.
Parsifal is the last work by German composer Richard Wagner, which fuses the philosophy of the West and the Buddhism of the East. Ultimately, what it aims to present is the importance of people’s “compassion”. The human species as a whole is facing a disaster on a global scale since 2020 as the pandemic forces people to stay home for a long time. Nevertheless, what came into my mind was the refugees displaced. They are constantly moving in non-places instead of their homes. The project utilizes/deploys music as the point of departure. Through the rearrangement of music, it explores the spiritual awareness and faith of individuals from different social classes and occasions under the circumstances of modern vulnerability.
Hsiang-Lin Wang was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1984, and after receiving her master’s degree in music performance from the City University of New York, she then received photography training at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. Wang began receiving classical music training as a child and later gradually shifted into visual art after completing her education.
Working predominately with images and sound, most of her artworks are related to her personal experiences, with the relationship between the self and the world reflected upon by examining the connection between herself and the external world. She is recently revisiting the concept of cryptomnesia to explore uncertainties regarding time and space, seeking to explore different ways of seeing by departing from images embedded in her memory. Wang has exhibited at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Galerie Frederic Moisan in Paris, Gallery 456 in New York, and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in Taipei. Winner of Taipei Arts Awards first prize in 2015, she was also an artist-in-residence at Cite International des Arts in France in 2017. Wang is currently based in Taipei, Taiwan.
Hsiang Lin Wang is a grantee of the Ministry of Culture, R.O.C. (Taiwan)/ The Taipei Representative Office in the Federal Republic of Germany and Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture
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