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 YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES 

 100 FORTUNES  

 2018    
 Original text and music soundtrack, 20 mins 
 Art Space I, Plaza   

 METAFORTUNE 
 2018 
 Original text and music soundtrack, 13 mins 36 secs

 Art Space II, 2F 
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (YHCHI) creates text-based animations using large black texts and specific fonts usually against a plain background and highly rhythmic music. Their concise use of text, often humorous yet sarcastic, ensures that each frame consists of only a few large words that are perfectly synchronized with the fast-paced music; the overall effect is so overbearing that it can be sometimes difficult to follow.

YHCHI has created an outdoor installation for the first time as one of commissioned works for this exhibition. 100 FORTUNES and METAFORTUNE are works initiated by the Taiwanese custom of temple visiting and poe divination, which involves throwing crescent-shaped wooden blocks and noting their position on the ground to decipher one’s fortune. This traditional cultural phenomenon is a form of therapy; some consider it to be far more effective than going to an expensive therapist. The artists are inspired by this custom and created these works to explore our anxiety or fear of the future as well as our desire for guidance that will lead to the right path.




YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

Young-Hae Chang (South Korea) and Mark Voge (USA) established YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (yhchang.com) in Seoul in 1999 and were one of the pioneers in the Internet art. Their text-based and soundtracked animation has been consistently experimental and critical and is concerned with the interactions between media, technology, and globalization. In 2018, YHCHI’s past and future works have been acquired by M+ Museum in Hong Kong as permanent collection.





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