“CAUGHT ON THE 7″: Chin Chih Yang

“100 Degrees” is a public Intervention Art project created by artists Hector Canonge and Chin Chih Yang. The interactive installation and on site performance raises awareness about the environmental state of the planet and encourages audiences to participate in the creation of a temporary site-specific multimedia media sculpture. In preparation for “100 Degrees” on June 6th, Chin Chih Yang answered questions from Queens Art Express.

What is your subway stop? Astoria Blvd, N & W

Chin Chih Yang

Chin Chih Yang

What is the best musician or artist you saw performing on a subway platform?
Many performers. One time I saw a really wonderful singer. I also saw a group of people jumping around inside the subway, it is interesting to see them perform, just like they say “only in New York”.

Do you regularly see other artists performing in the area (if so what type)?
I know there are a lot of artists but I don’t see them play.

What type of work do you do?
My art is conceptual and I use all different media or style include interactive performance, new media, video, installation, sculpture, painting, photography, mix-media collage…

What do you do for fun in Queens or the metropolitan area?
I am always busy, so for fun, I am looking for something new I have never seen before, especially in this city that always has some new.

Do you have any questions for us at Queens Art Express?How are you able to make Queens Art Express the most important art event in this big world of art?

What was your first art/performance experience like? Where was it?
My first performance art was three years ago I did the video projection on the UN building at 42nd Street and first Ave. I jumped on my truck with my hand held projector and projected the multimedia image with Taiwan flags and Christmas tree to the UN building wall, I was caught by FBI and UN security…

What are you working on now?
Now I am working on “Free Money” project for Asian Contemporary Art Week, it will show in three different venues: Chelsea Museum, The Gallery and Taipei Cultural Center

What are you working on in the future?
I am starting to work on my “Burning Ice” project; it will be show at Union Square Park South in Aug.1, 2009.

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