Public Program

Online Artist Talk: Transposition


Online Artist Talk: Transposition

Date November 25, 2021, Thu, 6pm (KST)
Panels Kate Cooper, Musquiqui Chihying
Moderator Haeju Kim (Curator)

Please join us on November 25 for an online artist talk event of Transposition’s participating artists; Kate Cooper and Musquiqui Chihying.

Interested in the images of humans represented in computer graphic forms, Kate Cooper explores how the computer-generated images are complicating the division between subject and object. In her work Infection Drivers (2018) in the exhibition, evoking exaggerated stereotypes of gendered bodies, a computer-generated woman wears a translucent suit that inflates and deflates. Through such use of CGI technology, Cooper challenges accepted understandings of the body’s limitations and suggests that the CGIs are infiltrating culture more widely, much in the way that a virus invades and occupies an unsuspecting host. Musquiqui Chihying, in his 3-channel video, The Lighting (2021), brings together the matter of the light and the darkness in photographic technologies, in which human prejudices have unknowingly and almost imperceptibly infiltrated. Chihying aims to clarify the problem of discrimination rooted in technological development through an interdisciplinary exploration.

Bringing together their interests in the technology and its representation of body, Cooper and Chihying will be talking about their own works consecutively and a joint QnA session will be followed by.

* Korean-English interpretation will be provided.
* Zoom Webinar link will be shared before the event to those who registered.


Kate Cooper

Kate Cooper (b. 1984, Liverpool, UK) lives and works between London and Amsterdam. Her upcoming exhibitions include the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; and 2021 New Museum Triennial; as well as 2022 Aichi Triennial. Recent solo exhibitions of her work include “Symptom Machine.” SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia; “Screens Series: Kate Cooper,” New Museum, New York (2020); “Symptom Machine,” Hayward Gallery, London (2019); and “Sensory Primer,” Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam (2019); “Rigged,” KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2014). Cooper’s work has been shown in group exhibitions at Kunsthalle Dusseldorf (2021); Palais de Tokyo (2020); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2020); University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor (2019); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2018); Artspace, Sydney (2018); Riga Photography Biennial, Riga, Latvia (2018); and Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2018). Cooper received the BEN Prize for Emerging Talent from B3 Biennial of the Moving Images in 2015 and the Schering Stiftung Art Award in 2014.

Musquiqui Chihying

Musquiqui Chihying is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Taipei and Berlin. He explores the cultural and social identities constructed through the flow and circulation of audiovisual elements in physical and virtual spacetime. Specialising in the use of multimedia such as film and sound, he investigates the human condition and environmental system in the age of global capitalisation and engages in the inquiry of and research on issues of subjectivity in contemporary social culture in the Global South.

His works have been shown in several international institutions and film festivals, such as Centre Pompidou in Paris, 2020 International Film Festival Rotterdam, 68th Berlinale, 2016 Taipei Biennial, 10th Shanghai Biennale etc. He is shortlisted for the 2019 Berlin Art Prize and the winner of the Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Award 2019 from Han Nefkens Foundation in collaboration with the Fundació Joan Miró. He is a member of the Taiwanese art group Fuxinghen Studio, and the founder of the Research Lab of Image and Sound.

Kate Cooper, Musquiqui Chihying, Haeju Kim (Curator)