Virtuality has reshaped modern society’s operations, transitioning from exchanging physical currency for real goods to trading virtual currency for virtual or real items, achieving complete virtualization. Through metal craftsmanship, the artist reestablishes the tangible connection between the body and objects. Proposing the exchange of handmade coins for virtual items, allowing the audience to choose whether to exchange between the virtual and the real.
Hung-Yu Chen (TW)
Chen was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Metal Craft and Design at the Department of Arts and Design, National Tsing Hua University. He has a keen eye for observing the intricacies of everyday life and contemplates the interplay and impact of human interactions within society.