[May 22 – July 20] Lin Chi-Wei: Tape Player for Shanghai Biennale

Tape Player, sound installation, originally commissioned by the 9th Shanghai Biennale, 2012.
Tape Player for Shanghai Biennale is the “Interactive sound installation” version of Tape Music the artist’s iconic series including live-performances and exhibitions that has been shown over the world. During the exhibition, the “Tape” will be played each hour by the audiences without instructions from the artist.
[Limited to 15-24 participants]

Opening from May 22 through July 20
Nolan Park Building 5a5b, Governors Island, NY

Tape Player for Shanghai Biennale is the “sound installation” version of “Tape Music” the artist’s iconic series including live-performances and exhibitions that has been shown over the world. During the exhibition, the “Tape” will be played each hour by the groups of visiting audiences. The very special sound expression will be defined by the random temporary gathering. [Limited to 15-24 participants]
Tape Player, sound installation, was originally commissioned by the 9th Shanghai Biennale, 2012.

Tape Music
Without any previously given instruction, a long “Tape” with written phonetic characters is transmitted through the audiences, who are forced to react to the long tape on their instinct. When the audience starts to read it, an ever-evolving mass of harmonic sound is formed in several minutes. Its unique rhythm, speed and tonal expression are synthesized both by personal interpretation and collective interactions.
Inspired by futurists’soirées, J. J. Lebel’s Polyphonix, as well as recent approach on real-time digital signal processing, Human interactivity are considered to be a kind of information processing. The audience body is used as electronic components to create “electronic”music with fully humanist qualities without the need of exterior power supply. Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (R.O.C.) and Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York.

BIO

  • 1971: Born in Taipei
  • 1992: Member of “Zero and Sound Liberation Organization” (1992-2000)
  • 1993: Programmer for “Sickly Sweet Cafe”
  • 1995: Programmer for Taipei Broken Life Festival
  • 1994: Master study of Cultural Anthropology on the issue of Temple architecture, Taoism ritual and music (NIA)
  • 2000: Media Art Study in Studio National des Arts Contemporains (Le-Fresnoy)
  • 2012: Publish “Beyond Sound Art: The Avant Garde, Sound Machines, and the Modernity of Hearing” Artist Publishing Co

Follow these websites for more details:

  1. About the author: www.linchiwei.com
  2. About her works: https://m.youtube.com/user/ericlintw
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