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Yu-Chen will discuss the development of her latest artwork, I Wish to Communicate with You, which will premiere as part of The New Observatory, a collaborative exhibition co-produced by FACT and the Open Data Institute (ODI).
The exhibition brings together an international group of artists whose work explores new and alternative modes of measuring, predicting, and sensing the world today through data, imagination and other observational methods.
I Wish to Communicate with You comprises of a large-scale drawing, mapping the diverse sites and technologies that relate to the old Liverpool and Bidston Observatories and their legacies today. Her unique style of drawing renders this network of places, communities, and instruments, as a vast evolving assemblage. Alongside this work Yu-Chen will install flags depicting designs reworking traditional semaphore iconography for the 21st century, in both FACT and atop Bidston Lighthouse and Observatory, linking the sites and reawakening Bidston’s 200-year history as site of flag-based communication.
Yu-Chen will be joined in conversation with The New Observatory exhibition co-curator, Sam Skinner.
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Yu-Chen Wang is currently in residence with Metal, and will also be developing an accompany film project and delivering observational drawing workshops at FACT.
The New Observatory is open to the public from 22 June 2017 – 1 October 2017 – FACT, Liverpool.
Find out more about the exhibition here: http://www.fact.co.uk/projects/the-new-observatory.aspx
Yu-Chen will also be presenting a film during her residency in Liverpool:
I Wish to Communicate With You
Wednesday 27 September / 6:30pm / The Box / FACT, Wood St, Liverpool
Free, booking required
Yu-Chen Wang presents the premiere of a new film developed whilst in residency at Metal, Edge Hill for two months during The New Observatory. The film explores multiple sites, histories and communities of observation in Merseyside, including Bidston Lighthouse and Observatory, and the National Oceanography Centre. The screening will be introduced by Wang, with invited guests and discussion.
A new commission for FACT supported by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and by using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.