Shih-lien (Eugene) Yen designs with imagery, motion, and mystery to connect with the participants. I embed media across global locations to create and revive memories.
I am from Taiwan, an island country of identity crises. The macro history and society demand us to take sides but do not recognize us as individuals. To preserve the micro-moments we lived through, I capture those that are close to me. The archived remembrance then metamorphoses into experiences the public can also feel. Through participation, the virtual being/ghosts of us will continue to exist in people's minds.
My work takes the form of animated portraiture or landscape built upon hybrid mediums and game mechanisms. They are reflections of a world in heteroglossia. At other times, they become the blueprint of a reality where making change through artistic expression is possible.