Yen Chun Lin

Berlin | London


Yen Chun Lin (b.1990, Taiwan) lives and works between London and Berlin. In 2019, she graduated from MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University in London. The artist works mainly with sculptural installations that are activated by immersive soundscapes and speculative science. Forming from the fascination and fears of unknown phenomena in natural environments, her works investigate ambiguities and in-betweenness that are often devalued in assumed knowledge; situated between rational science and the classification of the unexplainable, supernatural, ethereal. Vibration, in sonic and tactile terms, shape our perception of reality. By tuning into quieter soundscapes, we could connect more with surrounding environments, perhaps, also with all beings from other dimensions of realities: expanding sensory perception (listening) as a way of caring.

Previously, she investigates the potential of dust as a sonic recorder that continuously records its surrounding environment. If vibrations in the air could be imprinted onto material matter, and those indexed patterns converted into sonic information, we would be able to hear unrevealed past that is not recorded in existing forms of archives - which she calls this hypothetical knowledge as ‘ambient truth’. The type of embodied knowledge that is experiential than informational.

Sprouting from her interests in sound, dust, ambient truth, sensory threshold, consciousness field and liminal spaces, Yen recently started a research platform ‘Here, a nut falls twice’. A platform experimenting with artistic practice: how empathy could be formed collectively by listening together and co-creating a shared ‘here’ through alternation in sensual perception. She believes this emotional connection has actual impacts on the material world.









EDUCATION

2017 - 2019      Master of Fine Art, Goldsmiths University, London, UK
2015 - 2016      Fine Art Graduate Diploma, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK
2009 - 2013     Bachelor of Art in Product Design, Shih-Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan



SOLO|DUO PROJECT

2022     (upcoming) ‘Here, a nut falls twice’ performance, ICA, London, UK
2021      (upcoming) ‘Ambient Extraction’ at Taipei Fine Art Museum for Taipei Art Award final selection, Taipei, TW
2021      (upcoming) ‘re(hearsing) re(hearing) river’ soundwalk performance, Taipei, TW
2021      eternal_folder_001, Whorling.net, Online
2020     Petrichor.mg - Parallel Singing Stairs EP Launch, Cosmos Carl, online
2019      Ambient Extraction, Goldsmiths MFA Fine Art Degree Show, London, Uk
2019      Sendimentary Soundscape, DEMO Deptford Moving Image Festival, London, UK
2016      75p in Tate Britain Shop, sold at Tate Britain Shop, London, UK
2013      Landscape Furniture Project, ARTIFACT Showroom, Taipei, Taiwan



SELECTION of GROUP SHOW

2021      (upcoming) Staycation, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, Bucharest, RO
2021      Apostasia: Rituals of Letting Go, Garage Gallery, Prague, CZ
2021      Conditions Studio end of year show, Whitgift Centre, Croydon, UK
2021      Performance presentation ‘Ambient Extraction - hearing landscapes from dust’ at ‘(Taking) Care in the Climate Crisis’ conference, CHASE Climate Justice, Online
2020     Hotel Happiness, online
2020     Screening at SlipStream, online fundraiser for Refugee Solidarity SE, UK
2020     Heterotopia, Oen Gallery, Kabelvåg, Norway
2018      Protocols of Uncertainty, Gossamer Fog, London, UK
2018      Gold X, Deptford X Fringe Festival, London, UK
2018      “...water jets were used at the four corners of the building.”, Former Newington Library Gallery, London, UK
2017      HASHTAG, MAFA Gallery, London, UK
2016      HOUSERULE summer residency show, The Rum Factory, London, UK
2016      Undergrads Degree Show, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
2016      Off-Site, Safe-house Gallery, London, UK
2016      Interim, Cookhouse Gallery, London, UK
2013      The Traveling-Chair, The Sixth Cross-strait Design Fair, Xiamen, China
2013      Young Designers’ Exhibition, Taiwan Design Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2013      Behind, B1 Project Space, Taipei, Taiwan



CURATORIAL and COLLABORATION PROJECT

2022      (up coming) ‘Shh…~ power of gentleness’ radio program, Cashmere Radio, Berlin, DE
2022     (upcoming) ‘Here, a nut falls twice’ research platform, London, UK
2022     (up coming) Sound Treats – exhibition and performance at Zona Mista, London, UK
2019      Expanded Ecologies Event, Jupiter Woods, London, UK
2016      Feminism and Digital Art Conference, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK



RESIDENCY

2021      Outsideinsideoutinsideoutoutsidein Residency, Dresden, DE
2021      Staycation, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, Bucharest, RO
2021      School of Kindness Residency, Sofia, BULG
2020     Condition Studio Programme, London, UK
2016      Houserules Residency, London, UK



WORK and TEACHING

2021      Artist Assistant for Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Berlin, DE
2021      Artist collective at OUTSIDEININSIDEOUTINSIDEOUTOUTSDEIN residency, Dresden, DE
2021      Album art for: Aloïs Yang – Xïola Yin ‘Self-contained Illusion (The Peak)’ - link
2020     Artist Talk at First Year Studies Department, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, UK
2020     Leading crits group at Fine Art Graduate Diploma, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
2019      Lecture for creating writing at Fine Art Graduate Diploma, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK



BIBLIOGRAPHY

2020    ICA Daily newsletter, 23 November
2020     Art Asia Pacific July Issue - link
2018      Group show ‘Protocols of Uncertainty’ on Tzvetnik - link