浪石 Langshi - Some ways to listen and draw presents work created through interactions with the village of Langshi in Guilin, Southern China. This collection features an installation of paper 'mediators,' a sound feedback composition, a video work and durational listening and drawing interactions with AD Space conducted over two weeks. These works articulate experimental bodily engagements with traditional Chinese shānshuǐ (mountain-water / landscape) painting tropes of stone, water and bamboo. This body of work contributes to the final assessment for Chen's PhD project Listening and Drawing: Methodologies towards Emplacement.
Sydney based artist Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen uses experimental drawing, listening and sound practices to explore processes of embodied listening. Her drawing practice engages with the dynamic nature of sound to extend the properties of drawing. Through interactions with the surfaces, people and atmospheric contingencies of places, Chen examines how drawing and listening can engender connections and enact new senses of places. As the recipient of the University Postgraduate Award, Chen is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy in Art, Design and Media at the University of New South Wales Art and Design. Chen has presented her research internationally in England and China. With work held in private and public collections, Chen has exhibited in Australia and China in solo, group and finalist prize exhibitions.
CLOSING: Friday 14 February 2020, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
EXHIBITION: 4 - 15 February 2020
WHERE: AD SPACE, UNSW ART & DESIGN
ADDRESS: EG01, CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD, PADDINGTON NSW 2021
HOURS: WED TO FRI 11AM-6PM, SAT 11AM-4PM
Image: Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Binaural Sound Study - Bamboo, 2017, ink on watercolour paper, dimensions variable (approx. H75 x W98 x D10cm)