Are We Killing Time Yet?

Eye Shen
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
March
   
14
 -  
March
   
25
As we lose the tangible relationship with the objects we created, the act of making with its ritualistic and repetitive nature increasingly becomes a romantic notion of contemplation, meditation and self-expression.

INFORMATION

This installation explores the process of making as a notion of passing time in an attempt to capture time in its physical form. The work is inspired by the essay Praise of Idleness by Bertrand Russell who comments on how advancements of the industrial revolution are allowing us to live leisurely with the bulk of the manual labour stop taking up most of our days. As we lose the tangible relationship with the objects we created, the act of making with its ritualistic and repetitive nature increasingly becomes a romantic notion of contemplation, meditation and self-expression. The objects resulting from the making process become a tangible and tactile measurement of ‘time’.


EYE SHEN is an Australian based artist. She holds a bachelor of Visual Art from Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University and a Master of Arts Administration from the

College of Fine Arts, UNSW. Since then, she participated in exhibitions, curatorial projects and public cultural programs.

Eye Shen is a collector, dreamer and a social commentator. Her interest in the act of researching and collecting as a process and her tendency to turn the unexpected into

something curious forms the basis of her conceptual work. At heart, Eye Shen is interested in storytelling through images and objects.

Eye Shen takes a critical view on social and cultural issues in all her work, answering everyday myths that everyone overlooked. Eye Shen’s installations are dynamic

investigations of a subject matter through objects, drawings, paintings, photographs and other inventions.

This installation explores the process of making as a notion of passing time in an attempt to capture time in its physical form. The work is inspired by the essay Praise of Idleness by Bertrand Russell who comments on how advancements of the industrial revolution are allowing us to live leisurely with the bulk of the manual labour stop taking up most of our days. As we lose the tangible relationship with the objects we created, the act of making with its ritualistic and repetitive nature increasingly becomes a romantic notion of contemplation, meditation and self-expression. The objects resulting from the making process become a tangible and tactile measurement of ‘time’.


EYE SHEN is an Australian based artist. She holds a bachelor of Visual Art from Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University and a Master of Arts Administration from the

College of Fine Arts, UNSW. Since then, she participated in exhibitions, curatorial projects and public cultural programs.

Eye Shen is a collector, dreamer and a social commentator. Her interest in the act of researching and collecting as a process and her tendency to turn the unexpected into

something curious forms the basis of her conceptual work. At heart, Eye Shen is interested in storytelling through images and objects.

Eye Shen takes a critical view on social and cultural issues in all her work, answering everyday myths that everyone overlooked. Eye Shen’s installations are dynamic

investigations of a subject matter through objects, drawings, paintings, photographs and other inventions.

FEATURED  WORKS

Eye Shen, Are we killing time yet, 2019
Eye Shen, No, 2017, Recycled beads, metal pins and polyurethane foam, 85 x 85 x 17mm. Photograph by Chris Woe
Eye Shen, The tipping point, 2017, Melted iron-on beads,Dimensions varied. Photograph by Chris Woe
Eye Shen, the Forgotten White series: well said Hara, 2015-2019(ongoing), paper and ink, 1000 x 300mm. Photograph by Chris Woe

OTHER  EXHIBITIONS