Wen Ching Hao’s work addresses the transference of memory, time and place from one object to another. How can memory be moved and altered? What is the impact of an image being copied, misappropriated and transformed in different cultural contexts? Observation-Station manipulates the physical perception of each viewer, which results in an emotional awakening, defined as a “past-future-present moment.” This complex way of understanding time, personal and cultural recollections question the relationship between analogue and digital imagery. Traces of memory that remain in each image are translated and deconstructed.
Image Credit: Wen Ching Hao, Beach, (2019). 70cm x 50cm x 5cm.