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NEW CURRENTS

Altered States

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Yao Chung-han

TAIPEI

YAO CHUNG-HAN, Scattered Coordinates 1, 2008–10, mirrors and flashing neon lights, installed

at the Intercommunication Center, Tokyo, 2010. Courtesy the artist.

Since founding the “i/O SoundLab” media art unit in 2005, Yao Chung-han has bridged sound art, performance and installation, and also founded the annual Lacking Sound Festival in 2007, becoming a leading force in the recent development of media arts in Taiwan.

Yao sees himself as part of a media-saturated generation, yet he eschews both a utopian retreat into organic nature and…

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