2017.04.10 Mon, by
CAC Workshop | How to Control the Movement of a Photon through Shadows?

Artist: DENG Yuejun

Date: 15.04.2017

Time: 14:00 -17:30

Venue: Chronus Art Center

Address: Building 18, No 50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai

How do we perceive time as a form of matter? How is it possible that sound can become flesh and make its dwelling in a worm? How to control the movement of a photon through shadows?

This event is organized in conjunction with the Nomination Exhibition Three Rooms currently on view at Chronus Art Center. It will consist of a 30 minute artist talk, followed by a 150 minute workshop led by the artist DENG Yuejun:

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In this sharing session, DENG Yuejun will discuss some of the recurring ideas in his artistic practice, as well as his working method, which resembles that of an ancient alchemist, and his continuous experimentation with biological forms in resonance with the perception of time and space through mechanical installations.

< Workshop | How to Control the Movement of a Photon through Shadows? >


This workshop introduces some basic principles in mechanics and the knowledge-creation of sensing modules and circuits. Participants will learn to make small mechanical installations featuring the movement of photons through interactions with the shadows of their body parts involving their emotional perceptions. By engaging in different processes of interplay with matter and material (such as light and, shadow, ect.) to derive a cognizant, sense of active creation, the participants will experience the dynamic flow and exchange of energy between themselves and other non-human agents within their surroundings.

Timing & Structure:

15:00-15:45 Introduction to basic knowledge of mechanics and circuits. Participants will be divided into three groups.

16:00-16:45 Installation making. How to control the movement of photons?

17:00-17:30 Group presentations & discussions.

Requirements for participants:

1. Maximum number of participants: 10

2. With relevant hands-on experience and skills.

Material prepared by the participants themselves:

1. 2 AA batteries

2. 1 button cell

Additional materials will be provided by the artist.

About the Artist

DENG Yuejun

DENG Yuejun was born 1986 in Guangdong, China. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from New Media Department and his Master’s degree from the School of Intermedia Art, both from the China Academy of Art in Hanghzhou. His work covers a wide range of media including installation, Chinese ink painting animation and sound installation. DENG now lives and works in Hangzhou, China.

More info at: yuedream.net

CAC’s current exhibition “A Nomination Exhibition of Three Rooms:International Touring Exhibition of Young Media Artists” presents his work Iridaceous No.1. Iridaceous No.1 is a new work that forms part of the Easel Electrical Circuits Series, which focus on energy transmission. The mechanical part begins to work slowly upon receiving light. Two circuits, each framed as a painting, are placed in juxtaposition: One collects light to provide power for the other’s mechanical movement.

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