I am classified as a technological artist. My attitude toward technology is that, in an advanced civilization, it should be understood that simple living and thinking is necessary.
Profound thinking never exists in technique and form, but exists in the mind of artist and audience.
Drawn from the split-flap display of a public art installation, “The Moment We Meet” in Taipei MRT 101 station, Such I have heard, I felt at ease at one time, which I have drawn inspiration from the Buddhist texts, brings together works that, through three years of development, in pursuits of living in serenity.
This exhibition is inspired by Gong An (koan) in Chan school. Deshan Xuanjian entered temple life as a child, and as a young monk became deeply learned in doctrine of Diamond Sutra. He then headed south with his commentaries to refute the southern monk. When he stopped at a teahouse for refreshment, the woman saw his Diamond Sutra commentaries and asked, “The sutra says, ‘Past mind cannot be obtained, present mind cannot be obtained, and future cannot be obtained.’ What mind do you wish to refresh?” Xuanjian was unable to answer. Later, he was deeply enlightened.
This story reveals even the monk didn’t get the refreshment for his hungry body; he refreshed his mind and lived a life of serenity hereafter. I expect that this artwork could be the “refreshment” for those who are in pursuit of serenity.
Venue: Cathay United Art Center (7F., No.236, Dunhua N. Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City 105, Taiwan) gallery.cathaybk.com.tw
2/15 (Sat) 15:00 Artist’s Talk
2/22 (Sat) 15:00 Forum (Jen-i Liao, Ching-yueh Roan, Ray S. C. Chu, I-chih Chen, Yao-hua, Su)
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Closed on Sunday and National Holiday)
Kinetic Sculpture "Dessert"
Kinetic Sculpture "Before" and "Now"
Kinetic Sculpture "The Young and the Aged"
Kinetic Sculpture "Formation, Dwelling, Decay & Emptiness"