Xeroxed Destinations / Xeroxed Destinations
Po-Yen WangTaiwan / 2014 / 3' 6''
Museum of Contemporary Art, 18:42 h
In this three-channel video installation, Xeroxed Destinations, I have collected many well-known tourist attractions in America, Europe and Asia, duplicating their images onto the gears of factory machinery. This process of duplicating images references the multitude of postcards and scale models that are also infinitely duplicated in the souvenir shops surrounding these destinations. These spots have been so transformed by consumerism that they have lost their original intended meaning. So much so that they have transfigured into some kind of cog in what has become the assembly line of tourism.
Po-Yen Wang was born in 1987, in Taipei, Taiwan. Currently based in New York City, USA. He received an MFA in New Media Art at Taipei National University of the Arts and is currently studying to obtain another MFA in Computer Art at School of Visual Arts in New York. His work focuses on the relation of images and sounds and varies from experimental animation to video installation. He made films To the Stranger who Meets Me in the Darkness (2015), The Voyage (In the End: The Beginning) (2014), Trick (2010).
categoriesAnimation Goes MSU: Media Facade