Tse Yuen Ting’s work creates an interactive experience, most often she involved the audience by creating science sculpture or installation. She do so in hope to elicit their perceptions, conceptions and thinking between the relationship of science and art. Inspired by participatory interactive art and her science interests, Tse considers the most primitive innate needs of humans is to understand the world around us, and then to share that understanding. Both science and arts strive to see the world in a new way, and to communicate that vision. In most of her work, public audiences are directly engaged to interact with her work, their behaviour can cause the artwork itself to change, in turn, their participation becomes part of her work. Sensory perception varies, from a sense of temperature to mechanical, electrical or chemical stimuli. In interactive works, sensory perception is an important determinant and influence which facilitates their understanding of the aesthetical and functional experience to challenging people’s perception, ultimately building a new relationship between science and art.
Mixed media installation (acrylic, colorless lables)
It is a mixed media installation. Many people just focus on their mobile phone in MTR, they don’t care about their surroundings. Even, someone falls down on the floor, they still only focus on their phones. Their behaviour is inhumanity. I did 16 times photo records at different times, different line in MTR to observe people reaction. This is the other form of presenting the photo. Each acrylic bars like each capture of video, when audience from a different direction and move to watch it, its images like moving. Even, the images overlap or they meet at the same time, they are only focused on their stuff. To mention nowadays social issues of phubbing that make communication gap between people.
Installation (organic solvent, tea, tube, acrylic plastic, hand winch)
Liquid flows from the box to the top of a complicated system in transparent tubes in simplified structure. The liquid falls in drops as time passes. The interactive installation is without any electricity. Its movement are only through gravity, water flows downwards because water is more dense and heavier than oil. The mystery of life could never be explored and the existence of humankind is the continuous cycle of birth and death. Life is very fragile and human strength is insignificant before the power of nature.
Where Are You Come From?
Community art, video for record (Marker pan, papers, camera and tripod)
What are you come from? is about the importantance of community art. We did this work in Tsim Sha Tsui because there have many different people can express their politics, performance. There tolerates everything happening here that is a good public stage to do our work. We want to our work to reach our core value that are inclusiveness, connection and imagination. There have many different types of people here through our observation, so we designed a simple question “Where are you come from?” to guide them to join it, there isn’t limit them how to participate. Thereby observing the reactions from people when seeing the question.