4-Channel Video with Sound
“David” series of work
Digital Print on Acrylic, Ultralight Clay
The practices of CHUANG Pei-Xin constantly ponder over how the massive and fragmented images and information on the Internet turn these signs into objects that can be experienced through different creative approaches in the conversion of digital and analogue materials so as to construct a romantic image viewing method situated between reality and fictionality.
The artist bought the photograph of a middle-aged Caucasian male from an image database website at the cost of 1.98 USD. Then, he named the male in the photograph David before commissioning it to a Taobao online shop for music production. With the several keywords assigned by the image database to the photograph as his traits, such as attractive, radiant, handsome, joyful, sunshine, etc., a theme song was composed specifically for David. The song gives birth to the work series themed with this fictional figure, David. Meanwhile, the information sculptures exhibited present the artist’s another thought regarding images as well. Through the stacked images on the twisted, concave surfaces of sculptures, he demonstrates that images become a material form that can be operated and molded on the Internet.