'O', (detail), 2015, gelatin silver photograph
'W' (detail), 2015, wood, speaker, motor, mechanical parts, 108 × 120 × 108 cm
'C' (detail), 2015, aluminum, water pounds, paper, heat-sensitive ink, 80 x 60 cm, 40 x 50 cm, 40 x 30 cm
Born Wuhan (CN), 1986
Images appearing and disappearing are central to Feng Chen’s work, and as a result so is the factor time. In his videos, frames alternate in a continuous loop. He points his camera at the things that constitute life – people and events – but by folding and layering their appearance he translates them into something confusing.
Feng questions the manipulative power of media. He takes cameras apart and reconstructs them, altering the way they operate and represent the world. He dissects the synchronization between visuals and audio, inserting a wedge between the different senses, making us question which sense we should trust. In the end, the truth may very well lie halfway.