Yalan Wen: Room View

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    Room View



Artist Statement:


    The sound generated graphic creates memories of New York City in 2020.


    Room View is a piece documenting the view outside of my room in Manhattan, from April to March 2020. I recorded the sound in 30 days of quarantine (including radio, sirens, people clapping for the essential workers, etc.), and several views of the Chrysler Building in different weather conditions. The melting of photographs or videos is triggered by the sounds. Depicting the state of mind when I was absorbed by the view, quiet and slow. As time passing by, the sound became a way I rely on to know what is happening outside my room — in the real world.

    The portrait mode of the photographs inherits from the idea of how we receive and send out the information through mobile devices. The virtual view becomes our new reality.