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TANJC

TAN JUI CHEN. Contemporary artist, multimedia creator, filmmaker, designer. Born in Johor, Malaysia 1976, and currently based in Tokyo, Tohoku and Kyoto since 1996. Chinese Malaysian.

陳維錚(タン・ズイチン)現代アート作家、クリエイター、映像作家、デザイナー。1976年マレーシア生まれ、華人。1996年日本に渡り、現在京都を拠点に活動。

CONCEPT | コンセプト

My creative activities are mostly centered on the exploration of the reality of existence. I am driven by my desire to find out the “certainty” of facts and things that are considered true. This desire may be caused by a fear of betrayal towards people. Ironically, many facts can often be verified by reaching inside the other person. Therefore, in my work, I create a unique context for a specific fact, and examine if other people can empathize with me. Surprisingly, I am able to achieve this, even when artistic expression reshapes facts into different shapes or forms. This is possible because an understanding and trust is built through the the process of verifying and communicating with the other. As a result, when I discover that that the other person’s world is close to mine, (even though it may not be true), I am able to achieve the “certainty” of existence that I strongly long for.

私の創作はほとんど一貫して存在のリアリティを探求している。事実とされる事物の「確かさ」を確認したい欲求に、私は駆り立てられている。それは裏切りを恐れる「人間不信」に起因する疑い深さかもしれない。しかし事実の真相はしばしば他者の内にある。そのため、私はある事実を独自の仮説(コンテクスト)で再解釈してみせ、他者が共感できるかを考察する手法をとっている。意外と、表現を通して事象が別の姿に置き換えられても、案外に他者の共感が得られるのだ。なぜなら、他者との確認作業でコミュニケーションが派生し、理解と信頼が生まれるから。こうやって、誰かが思っている世界が私のと同じなのではないかと思えたとき、(それが事実でないにしても)私は切望する存在の「確かさ」を手に入れられるのだ。

BIOGRAPHY | CV | 略歴

Portrait TANJC 2011.7

He identifies himself as a Chinese Malaysian, a contemporary artist and also a multimedia arts creator. Based in Japan since 1996, Tan has gained favorable reviews and official recognitions through his incessant creative activities over the years. To name a few, his first computer animated short film Snowland won the Award of Digital Contents Grand-Prix Tohoku 1998, while his experimental film Held Even If It Rains was used as the official trailer for Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 1999.
During his graduate years at Kyoto Seika University, he actively engaged in exhibition planning and took part as curator of film festival. Stimulated and inspired by contemporary arts, Tan is fond of integration of artistic forms. The distinctive feature of his artistic expression can be traced in the combination of digital interactive installation and analog technology. His consistent interrogation of the reality of existence has become his recent thematic concept, in which audience is challenged with exceptional visual experience.
Tan’s representative works include Gel City (interactive projection mapping), Fluid City (live projection of water and oil), Kegare(Documentary film on Japanese funeral), Papers and light (pile-ups of paper money) and Post (flashlights in a closed space).

東北芸術工科大学在学中に3DCGアニメーション作品が東北デジタルコンテンツグランプリ優秀賞受賞。その後、実験映画、インスタレーションや参加型パフォーマンスなどへと表現手法が多様化した。
京都精華大学大学院に進学後、数多くの個展やグループ展を通じて、活発に国内外で作品発表。2010年はあいちトリエンナーレのフォーレン・チャイニーズ展を企画出品するなど、展覧会や映画祭のキュレーション活動も多数。メディアアートのスキルを生かしたインタラクティブ装置とアナログな手法を融合した演出が特徴。
一貫して「存在のリアリティ」を探求するコンセプトにより、実在の不確かさを気づかせる視覚体験が仕掛けられている。代表作は水と油をライブ投影する「流体都市」、紙銭を積み上げた「紙と光」、密室にフラッシュライトを仕掛けた「境界」などがある。 Project NoA設立メンバー。

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EDUCATION

  • 2007 Kyoto Seika University Researcher and Doctoral Candidate, Fine Arts
  • 2003 Kyoto Seika University B.A. Media Arts
  • 2001 Tohoku University of Art & Design M.A. Media Arts

学歴

  • 2007 京都精華大学大学院 博士後期課程芸術領域単位取得退学(芸術学)
  • 2003 京都精華大学大学院 芸術研究科修士号取得(芸術専攻・メディアアート領域)
  • 2001 東北芸術工科大学(山形)情報デザイン学科映像コース卒

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PRIZE

  • Knowledge Innovation Award, Event Division Excellence Award
    (Xmas Media Arts Exhibition)
  • 16th Japan Media Arts Festival, Art Division Excellence Award
    (Web-based movie project “BETWEEN YESTERDAY & TOMORROW”)
  • Aichi Triennale 2010 Winner and Exhibition through a Competition
    (“Foreign Chinese in Contemporary Art”)
  • Award of Digital Contents Grand-Prix Tohoku ’98
    (“Snowland”, 3D Computer Graphic Animation work)

受賞

  • 第2回ナレッジイノベーションアワードコト部門優秀賞
    (クリスマスのメディアアート展)
  • 第16回文化庁メディア芸術祭アート部門優秀賞
    (参加プロジェクト「BETWEEN YESTERDAY & TOMORROW」)
  • あいちトリエンナーレ2010現代美術展企画コンペ選出
    (「フォーレンチャイニーズ」展)
  • 東北デジタルコンテンツグランプリ’98優秀賞
    (3DCGアニメーション作品「雪国」)

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SELECTED EXHIBITION / SCREENINGS

2016

  • EXPOCITY Xmas VR Party, Osaka, Japan
  • EXPOCITY 1st Anniversary VR Party, Osaka, Japan
  • UNKNOWN ASIA Art Exchange Osaka 2016, Osaka, Japan
  • Garden of Fragments – Art & Archaeology, The World Archaeological Congress 2016, Kyoto, Japan
  • Happy Rose Day 6.2 Party, ASIA DE NEW YORK, Tokyo, Japan

2015

  • UNKNOWN ASIA EXTRA Art Exchange Osaka 2015, Osaka, Japan
  • UNKNOWN ASIA Art Exchange Osaka 2015, Osaka, Japan
  • Air Floating Media Exhibition Vol.8, Osaka, Japan

2014

  • Air Floating Media Exhibition Vol.5, Osaka, Japan

2013

  • Air Floating Media Exhibition Vol.3, Osaka, Japan
  • Foreign Affairs – Five Artists From Japan, Massachusetts, US
  • 16th Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan

2012

  • TEDxKyoto 2012 Art Show, Kyoto, Japan
  • Yebisu International Festival for Arts & Alternative Visions, Tokyo, Japan

2011

  • Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2011, Tohoku, Japan
  • 16 ensemble with Yuko Hasegawa, Gallery Fleur, Kyoto, Japan
  • seika-EIZO.festa 2011, Kyoto Cinema, Kyoto, Japan
  • Art Film Festival 16th, Aichi Art Center, Nagoya, Japan

2010

  • Small MUSEUM (Solo show), Gallery Yuragi, Kyoto, Japan
  • Mirror Montage, Flanders Center, Osaka, Japan
  • Kobe Art Collection 2010, Kobe Fashion Museum, Kobe, Japan
  • Surface of Windows, PHOS Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • Foreign Chinese in Contemporary Art, Aichi Triennale 2010, Nagoya, Japan

2009

  • Kobe Art Collection 2009, Kobe Fashion Museum, Kobe, Japan
  • International Intermedia Exhibition, Jazzy M.A.S, Seoul, Korea
  • Surface of window, Kyoto International Community House, Kyoto, Japan
  • Chinese Art Complex, Gallery Fleur, Kyoto, Japan

2008

  • Fan DE Nagoya Art Exhibition 2008, “HOPE – society, community and art”, Nagoya, Japan
  • 2008 Asia and Rice, Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, Korea

2007

  • The Mirrors: Comfortable doze and Reflection, Gallery Fleur, Kyoto, Japan
  • Kyoto International Student Film & Video Festival 2007, Kyoto, Japan


2006

  • Roots of Origin, Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg, France
  • ideodetection # 02, Galerie Insight, Strasbourg, France
  • 1 day in Old Tenno Reservoir, Sakai, Osaka, Japan
  • Make Love in 34 seconds (Solo show), shin-bi, Kyoto, Japan
  • Skepticism & Fabrication: The Dilemma of Art, Kyoto, Japan
  • Fluid City, shin-bi, Kyoto, Japan

2005

  • Move On Asia Animation & Single Channel Video Art Festival, R.E.M.O., Osaka, Japan
  • Fluid City, slow #3 Kobe Lifehouse Zink, Kobe, Japan

2004

  • Digital Interconnection, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan
  • Mobile Future, Japanese Association for Semiotic Studies, Kyoto, Japan
  • Oops! (Dual show), Neutron, Kyoto, Japan
  • The Inhabitant of The System (Solo show), Ishida Taiseisha Hall, Kyoto, Japan
  • Eloquence of Facts (Dual show), Dog Pig Art Cafe, KauHsiung, Taiwan

2003

  • Message in Progress (Solo show), White Cube Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
  • View of Science & Art (Solo show), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

2002

  • Energy, Circle For Reseach On New Ways Of Artistic Expression, Tohoku, Japan

1999

  • Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 1999, Tohoku, Japan