Past: Mediated Senses, 2010-2014

Past: Mediated Senses, 2010-2014

above: Unlinked; detail

Mediated Senses, 2010-2014

Mediated Senses series probes our dynamic relationship with and sensory responses to our continually evolving physical and virtual environments. Since these phenomena are constantly mediated and manipulated by our increasing immersion in cyber-culture and digital technology, our perceptions and sensory responses to these surroundings are in flux and automatically mediated as well. I take photographs of sites, buildings, and people that I visit. In this series I’ve appropriated and manipulated my own photos as well as iconic images of man-made structures to create a new locale, to articulate the thought of a mediated sense, a mediated reaction and perception of our continually shifting surroundings. The environments I have created in this series are inspired by the mixed landscape of Silicon Valley, in particular the area in the vicinity of Western edges of Stanford University campus grounds, where new developments such as The Dish clash with natural surroundings. In various media, ranging from drawing and watercolor to silkscreen and monoprint, my protagonists explore their environments with a sense of wonder, curiosity, and bewilderment.

Habitat-xs

Habitat, 2012, silkscreen, graphite and watercolor on paper, 30”x 44”

Auditory Datum-xs

Auditory Datum, 2010, silkscreen, graphite and watercolor on paper, 30″ x 22″

Mechanical Shift-xs

Mechanical Shift, 2010, silkscreen and watercolor on paper, 30″ x 22″

Echotech Global Silence-xs

Echotech, 2011, silkscreen and watercolor on paper, 30″ x 22″

Life Circuit-xs

Life Circuit, 2011, silkscreen and watercolor on paper, 30″x 22″

Life Circuit iii-xs

Life Circuit ii, 2011, silkscreen and watercolor on paper, 30″x 22″

Extropy, 2014, silkscreen and watercolor on paper, 30″x 22″

Cyberland-xs

Cyberland, 2010, silkscreen, monoprint and watercolor on paper, 22″x 30″

Unlinked-xs

Unlinked, 2010, silkscreen, Prisma color pencil and watercolor on paper, 22″ x 30″

Emotive Immersion-xs

Emotive Immersion, 2010, silkscreen and watercolor on paper, 11″x 30″

Unbreathed Air-xs

Unbreathed Air, 2010, silkscreen and watercolor on paper, 11″x 30″

Romeote Sensing-xs

Remote Sensing, 2011, silkscreen and watercolor on paper, 11″x 30″

Land-xs

Reign, 2011, Silkscreen and watercolor on paper, 11″x 30″

Untitled View i and ii-xs

Untitled View i and ii, 2014, silkscreen and watercolor on wood, each: 14.5″x 14.5″

Shift-xs

Shift, 2012, 5 accordion books on hand-painted shelves
Books: silkscreen, graphite and watercolor on paper
Shelves: watercolor on wood
Each book: 11.5″ x 48″ x 6″, total dimension: 6’x 48”x 6”

Shift is a commentary on gradual transformation of our reading experience and changing relationship with print media particularly books in an era of proliferation of E-reading and digital gadgets. The books’ visuals are rendered with silkscreen and watercolor mediums and include digitally manipulated electromagnetic radio waves mixed with other iconic natural images to portray a landscape of simultaneously connected and disperse elements. Shift’s Hand-written texts are quotes from Alone Together, 2011, by Sherry Turkle, which reference our daily sensory experience with high technology and E-reading phenomenon.

Shift detail 3-xs

Shift; detail

Shift detail 2-xs

Shift; detail

Shift detail-xs

Shift; detail

Google show 2

Mediated Senses, solo exhibition, Google, Building CL5, Mountain View, CA, 2015

Euphrat Museum

Shift, Deep Reading exhibition, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA, 2013

Mediated Senses series has been exhibited in solo, two-person and group exhibitions in Google Company, Peninsula Museum of Art, Mohr Gallery, Root Division, Euphrat Museum of Art, Branch Gallery and Cabrillo College gallery in California, Pittsburg State University gallery in Kansas, and Galeria Ajolote Arte Contemporaneo in Guadalajara in Mexico.