Space in Space on view in the exhibition is a collaborative work by Chang and Wu. The artists attempt to incorporate sacrificial dolls and objects used in rituals of funerals in folk culture and the element of sound into their audio-video performance and installation. By converting the ceremony about death through digital space, they search for an alternative viewing experience. Upon entering the gallery space, viewers immediately initiate a viewing ritual. Virtual reality is used as a way to reach the core of the work, transporting viewers into a space between reality and virtuality.
Wu Ping-Sheng (b. 1990) was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He receives his MFA from Bath Spa University in 2017. Wu's work centers on his contemplation on sound, and includes electronic noise, ambience music, rock and roll, and film score. He also actively engages in live performances and the creation of sound installation. Through observing physical properties of sound in environment or analyzing digital processed sounds, the artist aims to keep renewing the knowledge about natural or artificial conversion and replacement of sounds in different media.
Zhang Xu-Zhan (b. 1988) was born in Taipei, Taiwan. Chang graduated from the Graduate Institute of New Media Art, Taipei National University of the Arts in 2016. He specializes in combining strange personal experiences with animation, video, and experimental films, and employs a wide range of artistic forms that demonstrate a unique handmade quality, including hand-drawn animation, paper-doll animation, multi-channel installation, expanded cinema, etc. His work revolves around the theme of "personal observation of society's absurdity and the predicament of the family's craft," transforming all kinds of contemporary life experience into surreal, bizarre images.