Yen Chun Lin

Berlin | London


Yen Chun Lin (1990, Taiwan) is an artist working 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 that are often devalued in assumed knowledge; situated between rational science and the classification of the unexplainable, supernatural, ethereal. “I want to look at things in-between—that space is not empty, it is not silent”. Her practice interrogates what information is “filtered out”— and how we might tune into it.

Yen Chun Lin’s research focuses on how vibration, in sonic and tactile terms, shapes our perception of the surrounding environment. especially interested in sensory perception that is just at the threshold. She considers sensual amputation of technology in modernity cause the neglect of interconnection with all the beings. Similar to radio frequencies, she believes by tuning into quieter soundscapes, we could connect more with the environment, and perhaps, even with another dimension of reality.

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.








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 PROJECT

2022    (upcoming) ‘Here, a nut falls twice’, ICA Live Residency Program, London, UK
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     (up coming) Performance at ‘Faith is a Cascade’, Seager Gallery, London, 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 and online listening room, London, UK
2021     (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



WORK and TEACHING

2021    Artist Assistant for Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Berlin, DE
2021    Artist collective at OUTSIDEININSIDEOUTINSIDEOUTOUTSDEIN residency, Dresden, DE
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