Memento is a contemplation of the human condition: how we act and react to the inescapable forces that shape us, presented in a walk-through installation of ropes, cut silhouettes, sound and video. The installation has been developed out of research into the plight of illegal immigrants who often take great risks in the hope of living a more significant and meaningful life. Memento reflects on the displaced, forgotten and unseen yet remains poetically open-ended, embracing multiple interpretations. It is a continuation of Pien's interest in the otherworldly, invisibility, disappearance and journeys.
Ed Pien is a Taiwanese artist based in Canada. Pien has exhibited internationally including the Drawing Centre, New York; La Biennale de Montreal; Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City; plAAy, Blackburn and The Goethe Institute, Berlin.
Memento is commissioned by Chinese Arts Centre.
Also there will be an arc talk by Ed Pien on 11 September at 12noon-1pm
Free but booking required: firstname.lastname@example.org
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