Frieze London 2016
October 6 – 9, 2016
Chi-Wen Gallery for Frieze Art Fair London 2016 will present three-channel video installation “Action at a Distance” by Taiwanese artist Yin-Ju Chen.
Action at a Distance (2015) is the third chapter in Yin-Ju Chen’s recent practice of addressing the body, governments, and state violence. Like the previous chapters, As Above, So Below (2013-2014) and Liquidation Maps (2014), Action at a Distance expands and summarizes the metaphysical threads connecting invasive surgeries and instances of state violence.
In As Above, So Below and Liquidation Maps, Chen presents mysticism and astrology as conduits for contemplating modern medical treatments and various massacres. Action at a Distance further elaborates the relationship between the macrocosm and the microcosm by exploring the philosophical consequences of quantum entanglement and the principle of correspondence.
Einstein called quantum entanglement “spooky action at a distance”. Action at a Distance and its previous iterations ultimately describe a cohesive and interwoven universe, where science and pseudoscience are merely two complementary routes to understanding human life.