Extrastellar Evaluations, 2016

Hong Kong 2017
Chi-Wen Gallery
Video/Film
Yin-Ju Chen is a multimedia practitioner who in recent years has explored the function of power in human society, collective thinking and collective unconsciousness, and most recently the relationship between human behaviour and the cosmos. Extrastellar Evaluations continues her research into dystopia, conspiracy and art history through the mythological land of Lemuria and its inhabitants. The Lemurians are on earth to rescue the lost civilization of Atlantis, to invigorate a debased humankind, and to rebuild an Atlantis-like utopia. However, the agents qua artists are eventually co-opted by the institutionalized system, and the Lemurian revolution fails. Yin-Ju Chen (b.1977) currently lives and works in Taipei.