CHANGYEN TZU

CHANG YEN TZU

CHANG YEN TZU

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.

Solo Performance:

  • 2017 Ars Electronica Festival, the artistic outcome of residency, Post City, Linz, Austria.
  • 2017 Plastic Planet, curated by Jaime De Los Rios, Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao, Spain.
  • 2017 The Art of Creative Networking, TNC17,  Stadtwerkstatt, Linz, Austria.
  • 2017 Pureed Noise Soup concert event in Vienna – Signal Zirkus, KRAMLADEN, Vienna, Austria.
  • 2017 Pureed Noise Soup concert event in Linz, BB15, Linz, Austria.
  • 2016 Digital Design Weekend, Austria Culture Forum London, London, United Kingdom.
  • 2016 Algorave, Spazio Rita, Nagoya, Japan.
  • 2016 Algorave, Forestlimit, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2016 ISEA Algorave, XXX Gallery, Hong Kong.
  • 2016 64, No. 1, Bushbash, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2016 GLOBALE: Performing Sound, Playing Technology, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • 2015 roBOt 08 Festival, Piazza Re Enzo, Bologna, Italy.
  • 2015 Ars Electronica Festival, Music Monday, Gleishalle, Post Office, Linz, Austria.
  • 2015 Interface Cultures at Filmforum Festival, Unmade displays performance, Ca’ degli Angeli, Passariano, Italy.
  • 2015 RADIO433 KAMMERSPIELE, ZMW Zentrale Medienwerkstatte – Tonstudio, Linz, Austria.
  • 2015 Symbiotic Cube Concert 19/2, Salonschiff Fraulein Florentine, Linz, Austria.
  • 2014 Opening show, Department of New Media Art The 1st Graduation Exhibition Taipei National University of the Art, JUT Foundation for Arts and Architecture, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2014 Linux Audio Conference 2014, Linux Sound Night, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • 2013 radio433 Niú Zhāng Zhī sound art performance, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria.
  • 2013 Taipei Digital Art Festival, Excellent Work, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2013 Lacking Sound Fest.76, Noise Kitchen, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2013 Department of New Media Art 1st Exhibition Taipei National University of the Art Artificial Impression, opening performance and exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2013 Taipei Fringe UNCOVER Festival, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2013 TranSonic 2013 live sound art performance, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2013 19th NTU Art Fest <Sound Art Tonight>, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2013 Linux Audio Conference 2013, Linux Sound Night, Postgarage, Graz, Austria.
  • 2013 Oddsound II – TM404 Live Electronic music, Live creation, Future visual, THE WALL, KORNER, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2013 F. Noise 02, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (MOCA Taipei), Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2012 Lacking Sound Fest.65, Noise Kitchen, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2012 <Technology Monster>exhibition opening show, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2012 <Sonic Blast>, sound art live performances, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2011 <Look> video art exhibition opening show, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2011 <Hybrid Party> organizer and performer, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.

Group Performance:

  • 2017 Kino-Konzert night 24/05, a live-Soundtrack performance in cooperation with Gabriela Gordillo, Kunstuniversität Linz, Linz, Austria.
  • 2016 <2/3 Two-thirds > stage and sound design, dancer: Yoh Morishita, Initiative.Raumschiff, Linz, Austria.
  • 2011 <Breathe>sound and visual design, performer: Chiu Pi, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.

Exhibition:

  • 2016 Digital Art Festival Taipei, Songshan Cultural And Creative Park, No.5 Warehouse, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2016 Digital Design Weekend, 23-25 September, V&A Museum, London, United Kingdom.
  • 2016 INTERACTING ART: working unworks and unworking works,  Initiative.Raumschiff, Linz, Austria.
  • 2016 ▲IMPRINT OF CITY – YEN TZU CHANG mini EXHIBITION▲, IAMAS, Ogaki, Japan.
  • 2015 Post-post (Interface Culture exhibition), Ars Electronica Festival, Post Office, Linz, Austria.
  • 2014 Department of New Media Art The 1st Graduation Exhibition Taipei National University of the Art, JUT Foundation for Arts and Architecture, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2013 Taipei Digital Art Festival, Excellent Work, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2013 Department of New Media Art 1st Exhibition Taipei National University of the Art Artificial Impression, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2012 <Technology Monster>, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2011 <Look> video art exhibition, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.