A site-specific installation at the corner of Wooster & Canal Street in Chinatown, NY.
As an artist, I am infatuated with specificity – this being site specificity and cultural specificity. I believe it is the duty of both the artist & audience to articulate and perceive where the work lies, in respect to both socio-geographical space & cultural identity.
In respect to my own identity, my work allows me to barter with my audience; we enter into a transaction of understanding which centers on both place and being.
Upon encountering YELLOW, there are two principles to note:
1. The piece occupies an appropriated space within a historically Eastern neighborhood, within a Western society.
2. As a participant in this work, you are likely shaped by Western semiotic systems – and that has defined your perspective.
With this work, I aim to challenge stereotypical notions of Eastern & Western kitsch. By pitting the two sensibilities against one another, they work to assault the senses.
OFFLINE PROJECTS: CREATIVE DIRECTOR (2016)
Founded OFFLINE PROJECTS, an experiment exploring the intersection between new media art and nightlife. Created all branding, assets, and web design.
Steel, Wood, Water, Digital Projection – Axcess Art at Gowanus Print Lab (New York City)
T.I.N.Y. (THE INTERACTIVE NEW YORK) AV INSTALLATION (2013)
A site-specific interactive audio-visual installation by Garson Yu of yU+co (Hollywood, CA) with 8 projectors, 8 audio inputs, over 20 audio easter eggs, and 36 freight crates at the Marina @ P57 in Chelsea, NYC. Visitors are thrown into an interactive experience with a looping 15 minute narrative that can be manipulated using one of eight microphones placed throughout the installation. As the NY Unit Director, I directed the footage used in the installation that was compiled and edited in LA and 3D mapped in NY.
– Time Out