Wu Tsan-Cheng
1973 -
Yunlin.Taiwan

Wu Tsan-Cheng was born in Yunlin, Taiwan on 1973. He graduated from Tainan National University of the Arts, Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts. Wu enjoys listening to popular and experimental music. The sound processing used in Jean-Luc Godard's films made him realize that symbols and messages can be embedded in sounds to create powerful effects. The subtle attraction of sound and image, or sound and touch, has caused Wu to listen carefully to sound and face its many possibilities. “Co6 Taiwan Avant-Grade Document – Polyphonic Mosaic” , Sweet Blue Gene Corporation. To open the first voice work “Nightingale”, 2006. For the last ten years, Wu has contemplated sound and experimented with its possibilities. He has said, “By listening carefully, fragments of memories are called forth and reorganized. Attentive listening can happen anywhere, and the soundscape of our lives will be a focus of future archaeology.”
 
The artist started Taiwan Sound Map Project in 2011 and intends to finish it in December of 2021. For the project, he records sounds that we are accustomed to hearing in cities, towns and natural environments by walking through or standing still in these places. He then combines various sound elements to create simulations of sound in our daily lives, thus layering the fluid characteristics of the audio culture in each place. His recordings are not purely objective documentations due to his collection method and paradoxical process. The result is sound art that continually penetrates the body, stimulates the opening of bodily perceptions, and shapes or reflects individual subjective imagination.
 
In addition to recording the Taiwan soundscape, Wu has started considering how his recorded collections can be developed into other creative projects. The human senses cannot easily separate the parallel videos and soundtracks, as both have perceptible and imperceptible, prophetic and foreboding, or unaligned and asynchronous elements. The senses react in a multitude of ways, but the important thing is our experiential and experimental perceptions.

The artist held solo exhibitions include: “Encounter Plateau “, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, 2008. “ Taiwan SoundMap Project “, tamtamART TAIPEI IPIX, Taipei, 2013. “Zero”, VT Artsalon, Taipei, 2016. The artist participated group exhibitions include:  “Revolving Door: ISCP < > Asia”, Chambers Fine Art , New York, 2003. “Co6 Taiwan Avant - Grade Document“, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, 2006. “Beyond Vision - Highlights of Abstract Paintings from”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, 2010. “Cloud of Unknowing: A City with Seven Streets“, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, 2014. “It looks sound, but“, apartment of Art, Munich, Germany, 2014. “2015 MPA-B+Asia-Pacific Week “(CON)TEMPORARY OSMOSIS “Taiwan video screening, Gruntaler 9 ,Berlin, Germany, 2015. “HORS PISTES TOKYO 2015 /Asia Selection Taiwan Special Program“(CON) TEMPORARY OSMOSIS “, UPLINK,Tokyo, Japan, 2015. “ N-minutes Video Art Festival l Taiwan Video & Media Art Program” , M21- Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum ,Shanghai, China, 2015. “Asian experimental film and performance art: Taiwan “, MMCA/National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Goyang, Korea, 2015. “PROGRAMA NEW MEDIA ART TAIWAN PAIS INVITADO MADATAC07”, Palacio de Cibeles , Madrid, Spain, 2016. “Sailing in The Dark Cave-The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art”, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei, 2016. “Taiwan Biennial: A Possibility of an Island", National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, 2016. "The Rebellion of Moving Image", The Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, 2018. "2018 Data Mania", CCI Fabrika, Moscow, 2018. 

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Taiwan Sound Map Project Edition-Coastline 002
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Taiwan Sound Map Project Edition-Waterfall 002
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