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In the South-East of Paris, on the 22th of June 2011, at the exhibition hall Les Voûtes, three taiwanese artists submitted their work to the public eye:

- Dialogue remixé de style FF (The remixed dialogue of two "FF" type face) by Li-Ming Cheng
- 40 by Charlene Shih,
- La lumière dépasse le temps, n°2 (Light Overtakes Time, no.2) by Chi-Yang Chiang

They chose a common theme, 'The traces of time', but each offered us a different and original approach to this theme.

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Li-Ming Cheng, long interested in Chinese typography, allows for meditation and reflection through his exploration of the sensual experience of the publishing process, from printing to reading. He also points out how traditional typography has been a meeting point for Chinese and Western culture. However, as this industrial and symbolic field is on the brink of disappearance, due to increasing technological advances. Moreover, there are many questions surrounding the future of books in print when the Visual Arts and the Internet seem to prevail over the culture of typography, books in print and the art of reading.

 

 

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Charlene Shih, known for the quality of her animated films, decided to share her point of view about turning 40. In the process she becomes increasingly aware of the extended significance of her research, centered as it is on shifts in female identity and the ramifications of these shifts on its subsequent coherence. This piece explores the physical life span of the body as well as the emotional transformations of this age of crisis. With plenty of humor and several interviews, the artist addresses the issues surrounding the female mid-life crisis.

 

 

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Chi-Yang Chiang deals with the question of light as an energy that surpasses the limits of time. In his installation, illuminated bottles become imprints that mark the passage of time, as well as indicating a memory and a history that cannot be reduced to any of its material attributes. Through an instantaenous burst of light, a new aura reveals itself to the conscious mind in a mysterious epiphany. This is how light is conceived of through time.



 

 

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