Yen Tzu Chang is a Taiwanese media artist who lives and studies in Linz, Austria since 2014. For Yen Tzu Chang, art is a language for expression. Before she began studying at the university, she had nine years of painting training and started to be curious about and search for different tools to create artwork afterward. Since 2011, she has been working in various fields and combining them with art and technology, including interdisciplinary art and experimental performances based on sound installations. Her early works were audio-visual and installations mixed with video art. "One kind of language..." was like a science video about an incredible long millipede walking through two screens. By rearranging, a real world entity is turned into an illusion. During this time, she gradually got interested in making installations, which combine her experience on stages. She began to develop her own electronic instruments. "Time Travel" and "Self-luminous" series are two successful light installations in her art career. In her sound performance, she attempts to build the relationship between sound, instrument and one of her characters. The more experiments for concerts she conducts, the more possibilities for different characters she can play on the stage.
She holds a bachelor's degree from the new media art department of the Taipei National University of Art. Since 2014, she has been studying her master's degree at the Interface Culture department of the Kunstuniversität Linz. Her life and study have changed dramatically, which influenced her a lot on how she thinks and designs installations. For instance, "Retro Product- Vacuum Cleaner Instrument" is a turning point which rethinks domestic sounds. It is a hybrid project which mixes analog and digital sound and is presented as an experimental sound performance. It is not just a hacking of daily life machine, but also creating a nostalgic atmosphere from the point of the future.
Until now, she has an abundant of experience to transfer ideas which relate to her memory and critical issues into artworks and has given performances and exhibited her works in many international conferences and festivals, such as Ars Electronica Festival, roBOt 08 Festival, Linux Audio Conference, ISEA, Digital Design Weekend in London and etc. She had a touring performance with Renick Bell and Calum Gunn in Japan in 2016. Recently, she is participating an interdisciplinary project organized by Ars Electronica and Fraunhofer MEVIS, which including an art residency program and cooperating with the scientist - Sabrina Haase to bring the STEAM workshops for German and Austrian pupils. The residency artistic outcome will be presented at the Ars Electronica Festival 2017.