2014

Sound State
- Fujui Wang
Solo Exhibition







Sound State

I imagine the sound that changes over time as the clouds drifting in the sky, merging and separating, appearing and disappearing. It shows hardly concrete meanings. However, I enjoy the whole process of imagination.

Sound is invisible. It is not a medium but a vibration through a medium such as air or water. However, if we regard sound as a medium, we can therefore record, transmit, transform, and present it in different forms and ways. Recorded sound is detached from the place where it was produced. The sound per se is then transformed into a sound object through the electrical currents and the set of speakers. In addition, the sound is combined with other media in an interdisciplinary manner.

As a medium, whether self-developed, catalytic, or heterogeneously blended, sound evolves with the changes of time and space. A subject or an object, whatever sound may be, the artist tries to find the possibilities for sound from its evolution. The State of Sound seeks to present the state of a series of sound experiments ranging from the automatic sound devices to the derivative electronic instruments. The exhibition also explores the possibility for images through audio frequency, the sound space created by light and physical vibration, and the heterogeneity between auditory and visual senses. Adopting an intuitive, open-minded attitude, the artist tries to explore unknown possibilities for sound with his unconventional ideas.


Sound Watch

In Sound Watch, the shape of an eye is reminiscent of the imagery of peeping. The “eye” is in fact an object that creates sound. The object appears tiny in the exhibition room. However, the sound it creates surprisingly resounds throughout the room. The sound represents the feedback generated by the approach of the microphone to the speaker. The superimposition of the received and enlarged sound makes immense resonance. Meanwhile, the continuously changing volume of the sound resembles the buzzing of insects.



Seeing Sound

The audio signals are connected to the image input port of the television. The image on the screen shows various abstract linear patterns due to the vibration of audio frequency. Previously, creators tended to apply pre-set sound sequences to create synchronous sound and images. In Seeing Sound, the artist tries to create various possibilities for images through frequency variation or mixing. Accordingly, it is a visual installation that produces images with inaudible sound.





Noise Machine

Noise Machine is a project consists of a series of home-made electronic instruments, circuit bending, hardware hackers, and analog errors. The installation combines a sequence generator with an audio oscillator under the influence of circuit bending. The uncertain electronic frequencies and the changing rhythms interfere with each other. Energy is therefore liberated from the electronic sound created by primitive technology when the flow of energy is not completely controllable.





Noise Tube

Noise Tube is a mechanical noise improvisation in which the machine generates and emancipates itself through false computing. Due to the disturbance of electrical noise, the vibrating chip in the tube continuously creates noise of different frequencies. Meanwhile, the random fluctuation in electrical signals also disturbs the function of the chip. The situation implies an endless self-disturbance of the machine, which evolves toward perpetual disorder. The randomness is caused by the uncontrolled state of electrical noise rather than digital computing.

The fluctuation and vibration of energy, electrical noise, and audio frequencies continuously resonate, reverberate, and radiate in the tube. The power is increasing but remains encapsulated in the tube, which leads to the implosion and variation of sound. It conveys an overwhelming and closed message that triggers our innermost sensory perception.





Sound Light

The string-like rays of light puncture the darkness of the exhibition room. The viewers’ bodies shuttle between the giant resonance box and pluck the strings of light. The interaction among human bodies, light, and metal springs creates sound that echoes through the room. The gentle motion of human bodies can generate unexpectedly immense resonance.








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Live @ Antena, Chicago
- Fujui Wang

Realtime Audio-Video Performance





Realtime Audio-Video / Sound Performance @ Antena, Chicago



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Noise Tube
- Fujui Wang
Sound Installation





Noise Tube

Noise Tube is an improvised performance of machine noise. Self-generate and liberation from the wrong operation, the glass tube vibrate chip constant interference by the current noise. Continuously emitted different audio noise, while current is disturbed computing chip itself, such as the machine without disturbing the endless self-continued no rules and non-stop evolution. This is not a random bit computing but by analog signal currents noise control.

size: 285mm * 46mm * 46mm

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2013

Hyper Transmission
- Fujui Wang
Solo Exhibition





Parallel Waves
Ultrasonic Speakers, Plexiglas, Power Motor, Customized Electronic Devices
2013


In the city, there are all kinds of audible and inaudible, palpable and impalpable sounds, which influence every moment of our daily life.This installation reveals the soundscapes of electromagnetic radiation formed by all kinds of noises in cities. The artist collected ultrasounds of electromagnetic radiation from Taipei, Tokyo, Berlin, New York, etc., and transformed the oscillating sound pressure waves with a new frequency within human hearing range through the Parametric Speaker System. These ultrasounds are transmitted in the room, just like the electromagnetic radiation and light being emitted in all directions.


Murmurs
Magnetic Buzzer, Glass Funnel, Customized Electronic Devices
2013


In a daily urban environment, all kinds of alarm sounds with varied frequencies and volumes are repeatedly broadcasted and heard. These may be taken as gentle reminder of kindness or warning message for danger. They come in forms of signals, alarms, or sounds of operating machines. When these sounds are alienated from the noise of the city environment and transmitted through the installation, the sounds of the mechanic operation seem to produce a new species of technology, and we see the evolutionary transformation of the city through the murmurs of the creature.


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2012

Quiet Noise
- Fujui Wang
Solo Exhibition





Quiet Noise

Fujui Wang's Solo Exhibition and Sound Art Project

"Quiet Noise", a solo exhibition by the pioneer of sound arts, Fujui Wang. Quiet Noise is in an existent but opaque state, a form of exploration of the sporadic connections between the urban sounds and the space. 2 sound installations and 6 prints will be shown in the space.

The discoveries regarding the using of electricity precipitated the Second Industrial Revolution. Electricity ran through cities like blood in the veins in human bodies, converting dashing, invisible electromagnetic waves into sounds through coils and shaping electromagnetic soundscapes of the cities. There is an interactive installation in the main exhibition space which deconstructed the recorded electromagnetic soundscape. Audiences need to hold a special instrument and walk into the electrified aluminum frames hung from the ceiling, a metaphor of buildings in the city, in order to hear the electromagnetic soundscapes Fujui Wang had recorded.

In the other installation, audiences need to stand in between a custom made transparent speakers in order to listen the sounds Fujui had recorded in the MRT cars of the same line for 100 days: Continuous, boisterous, blurry, repetitious, mechanical sounds which we seem to hear infinite sounds without really hearing anything. Form the audio state of a certain urban space, noisy as it might be, it is also tranquil.







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Electromagnetic Soundscape (2012) - Fujui Wang from Sound Watch on Vimeo.


Perceived Soundscape (2012)- Fujui Wang from Sound Watch on Vimeo.


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Hyper Transmission
- Fujui Wang





2012 New Zealand Tour



The Russian Frost Farmers (part of the Listening Sessions)
Wellington, August 17, 8pm till late


Wang Fujui
Antony Milton
Samin Son
UENAI
Erica Sklenars
Kurt Thomas Paul
Rowan Laing

The Physics Room
Christchurch, August 18, 6pm


Wang Fujui
Zahra Killeen-Chance
Samin Son
Loneskum
UENAI

SOUND CHECK in Association with Adam Art Gallery
at Mighty Mighty
Wellington, August 23, 6-8pm


Wang Fujui
Greg Malcolm
Followed by a night of noise
(8pm till late) featuring:
The Olsen Twins
Din Model
CHAAT - GI
Kurt Thomas Paul
Erica Sklenars
Rowan Laing
Nick Yeck-Stauffer

Whammy Bar
Auckland, August 26, 8pm till late


Wang Fujui
Campbell Kneale
Zahra Killeen-Chance
Samin Son
UENAI

Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
(for the museum’s Intraspace Project)
Hamilton, August 27, 6-9pm


Wang Fujui
Samin Son
UENAI
The Lost Weekend

Organizer:White Fungus
Sponsor: Department of Culture Affairs, Taipei City Government



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2011

White Fungus Issue 12 Release Event
- Fujui Wang
Live Performance





White Fungus Issue 12 Release Event

White Fungus

Artists: Yan Jun, Dino, Wang Chung-Kun, Fujui Wang

Venue: Taipei Contemporary Art Center



Photo by Etang Chen

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tranSonic 2011
- Fujui Wang
Live Performance





Description of the project:

tranSonic 2011

Venue: Dance Theatre, Taipei National University of the Arts









TranSonic 2011 - Fujui Wang from Sound Watch on Vimeo.


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Hollow Noise
- Fujui Wang
Solo Exhibition





Hollow Noise

Fujui Wang's Solo Exhibition and Sound Art Project


Opening: 19th.Feb / Sat 19:00

Date: 19th.Feb ~ 19th.Mar, 2010
Gallery hours: Tue. ~ Sat., 1:00pm ~ 10:00pm
Place: IT PARK, Taipei
Location: 41, 2fl YiTong . St. TAIPEI, Taiwan

Web site: http://www.itpark.com.tw


If “noise” is the abstract form of sound, “hollow noise” is the state of ineffable.

Different from visual art is based on describable concept, the uniqueness of sound art is unutterable. The sound creation is oriented from the intuitive listening experience, from different individual life, personality, memories…etc. The composition of audio art is through listening to develop and organize the abstract sound. The whole process of composing sound is based on intuitive, sensitive, sometimes impromptu and randomly intuition, to link and to structure the layers of audio signal.

Hollow Noise sound installation uses multiple directional hypersonic speakers to generate several tightly focused beams of sound. The sound would like wind which blowing through our ears from various directions. Through movement of the kinetic installations, all these audio beams are similar as Laser light refracting in-between several mirrors.

The artist purposely creates the multiple refractions of audio beams in the space, through our listening experience, in order to create a new sounding space. As waves generated by wind blowing across the ocean surface, all the random noise sound waves travel through the space. Close the eyes to completely experience this amazingly audio space, which leads our imagination and spirit freely release to the state of the emptiness.













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2010

tranSonic 2010
- Fujui Wang
Live Performance





Description of the project:

tranSonic 2010

“TranSonic” is a frontier sound art performance event in Taiwan. It gets beyond the boundary of sounds, and tries the combination and develops them by diverse media. This time, by the space of theater stage, laser device, fluorescent tubes self-made instrument, sound device, audio visual, and computer-generated etc., those various sound performance possibilities represent unprecedented sound sensation experience.

Venue: Experimental Theatre, Taipei National University of the Arts











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