I have started this project in graduate school in the mid-'90s. In this project, I want to characterize the astronaut as a metaphorical construct of a dislocated, artificial and transplanted subject. The inspiration is rooted in my early childhood living in Taiwan being together with my parents every night in front of a b/w TV watching news of two disparate historical events taken place in 1969–moon landing and the War in Vietnam. These personal recollections have made a deep impression on me and influenced my thinking for many years to come. I want to incorporate them here to explore the psychological and philosophical journey of this astronaut subject. Additionally, my daily existence, shaped by uncertain and uncontrollable events, is also an important point of departure. Other inspirations for the project are my goldfish, artist/composer John Cage, Chinese Philosophy, life in Los Angeles and everyday cross-cultural conflicts.
"Untitled I, II and III", 2008, Laminated Digital Image on wood (reflective), 20"x30" each (triptych)
"Home-Land", 2009, The Barbara Walters Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
Chasing the Moon, video, 2009, The Barbara Walters Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College
"Untitled I, Untitled II and Astronaut", 1998, multi installation docu.,
Bakalar Gallery in MassArt, Boston and Triple Candie Gallery, 2003, NYC
"Float", 2011, "Multiples and Editions vol. 2" at Connecticut College, CT