Chen’s audio installation You Are the Only One I Care About (whisper) conveys a vivid impression of a peculiar phenomenon
spawned by propaganda strategies: the artist has reimagined the enormous “broadcast walls” that both socialist and capitalist
countries in East Asia erected along their borders to flood their enemy neighbours with slogans and songs from the “better
world”. Her sculptural and musical composition prompts wide-ranging reflections on the transformation of modes ofdissemination
of ideology specific to a place and time into current commercialised space.
The media and sound artist Hui Ye presents
the 32-minute video Quick Code Service, which scrutinizes contemporary digital communication technology and its limitations.
Using WeChat, the most popular communication platform in China today, and her personal QR code, the artist “constructs” her
own –digital – identity on the network from a distance. She is separated from her avatar by the Great Firewall, which the
government of the People’s Republic has installed to regulate data traffic. Balancing between documentation and fiction, Hui
Ye’s video draws attention to the potential for manipulation inherent in digital media while also grappling with how far she
Ting-Jung Chen (*1985 in Taipei/Taiwan) studied performative art and sculpture with Prof.
Monica Bonvicini at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She graduated in 2018.
Hui Ye (*1981 in Kanton,
VR China) studied transdisciplinary art with Ricarda Denzer and Franz Thalmair at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She
graduated in 2018.
Curator: Lucas Gehrmann
A project of Kunsthalle Wien in cooperation with the
University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, supported by HS art service austria GmbH and Deko Trend
Two catalogues with essays by the editors and members of the jury, conversations with the artists, and an illustration
section will be published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, in conjunction with the exhibition.