Yu-Chen Wang: The Song of the Machines Book Launch

Hayward Gallery London Sunday 2 December 3-5pm

Talks by Jennifer Thatcher and Bob Dickinson, plus a screening of 'The Splash and A Last Drop' (2011)

As part of exhibition Yu-Chen Wang:

I’m going to where you’re coming from at 
 Hayward Concrete Café; exhibition runs until 2 December 2012

Yu-Chen Wang's quasi-fictional book, The Song of the Machines features stories about the artist’s life and her practice. Reality and fiction are blurred through the display of new work, documentation, critical texts and creative writing. Her work explores the notion of representation, distortion and transformation, and the transitional space between them. Using a mixture of drawings, objects, installation, performance and film, the artist constructs visual narratives to explore the concept of machines and energy, and art’s potential in dreaming of and hoping for a better future.

  The 96-page artist's book will be published by Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester and distributed by Cornerhouse Publications. Writers include Jennifer Thatcher, Bob Dickinson, Georgia Korossi, Nicolas de Oliveira/Nicola Oxley, Rudyard Kipling, Sophia Crilly and Chelsea Pettitt.