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The beginning.The end
2011
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SHYU Ruey-Shiann
The beginning.The end
2011
Metals , , , , Electric motor , sensors
Dimensions Variable
The beginning.The end
2011
Metals , , , , Electric motor , sensors
Dimensions Variable
The beginning.The end
2011
Metals , , , , Electric motor , sensors
Dimensions Variable
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A slender steel bar slowly rises from a hollowed iron pipe installed on the ground; at the same time, a plumb-bob suspended from the ceiling moves up in unison. Two of them always keep certain distance, and move in a synchronized fashion. The artist has deep interest in Chinese landscape. It creates distant misty atmosphere which is beyond the description of words, he is always searching for ways to recreate the abstract mood through mechanical means. “I walk to the river’s end, sit and watch the rising clouds”, these lines were written by Tang Dynasty poet Wang Wei. Wang was climbing the mountain along a creek, whence reached the top the stream vanished without a trace, clouds covered the tip of mountain, it offered completely different scenery. It is hard to define the beginning or the end of journey, even when you thought you might reach the end, it could signal the beginning of another. “Beginning & the End” reflects the state of renewal and balance, part of Zen tradition

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10 artworks / 63 exhibition
New Media Art
I launched the mechanical power series in 1997 and since then it has been the main venue for my artistic expression. I see it as a challenge to combine the usage of precision technology with plastic aesthetics. A work of art may be composed of a s ...
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SHYU Ruey-Shiann, 1999, 2010, New Media Art , Installation Art
SHYU Ruey-Shiann, 1997, New Media Art , Installation Art
SHYU Ruey-Shiann, 1997, 2012, New Media Art , Installation Art
SHYU Ruey-Shiann, 2011, New Media Art , Installation Art