中國科技大學 互動娛樂設計系 助理教授
國立交通大學 應用藝術研究所 兼任助理教授
Chen Yun-Ju is currently a full-time assistant professor of the Department of Interactive Entertainment Design of the China University of Technology and the YJ Media Lab project investigator. She specializes in digital art, interactive installation design, technological embodiment, and interactive technology. She received an MFA from the Department of Multimedia and Animation Arts, National Taiwan University of the Arts, and is currently studying a Ph. D. degree at the Institute of Applied Arts, National Chiao Tung University. Her research interests are crossover art, projection art, media art. Chen’s works have been exhibited in Taiwan, Germany, France, New Zealand, and China. Her works deal with symbolic and metaphorical topics with technological media, streaming her inner emotion, and self-consciousness. She continuously pursues self-related theme and the construction of visual lexicons, referring from Eastern philosophy and contemporary social issues, profoundly convey the current state of existence.
Assistant Professor, Department of Interactive Entertainment Design, China University of Technology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Creative Technologies and Product Design, National Taipei University of Business
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute of Applied Arts, National Chiao Tung University
Though the life of our world is lengthy, it still has an end. Human civilization is the trace of time. However, our technology has yet encountered anything civilization outside the earth. How can we establish the connection between our land and the stars? What the sundial can only tell us is the path of the sun, and the star trails are clues left by the predecessors. At the end of the day, you will decide your way, and dreams can only be achieved with your own efforts.
Aquaponics with Words
To emphasis the spirit of persistence that pine trees evoked, I use stainless steel as the material. The consequence urges the audience to think out of the box and add complexity to my work. Stainless steel offers a sharp contrast with wood, and with the artist’s creativity, these materials present different appearances.
The interaction of fish and the sensor added a different form of life to this work. The words on the fishbowl can only be understood by reading from several angles, a sentence from the famous Chinese fable of “Joy of the Fish”: How can one know whether the fish is joyful or not?
The pine tree has a close relationship with water, and where there is water, there is fish. The light symbolizes the sun, whereas the fish as the beginning of life. With life, words were born, and therefore came the development of cultures(civilizations).
My initial intention is to combine modern technology to create a co-product of nature and culture in an era of rapid technological advancement. I hope that through this work, people will take some time and think about the meaning of the most primitive life.