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Forum Expanded

Chao ju zuo yong

Action at a Distance

Action at a Distance is the third chapter in Yin-Ju Chen’s recent practice of addressing the body, governments, and state violence. Like the previous chapters, As Above, So Below (2013–2014) and Liquidation Maps (2014), the three-channel video installation expands and summarizes the metaphysical threads connecting invasive surgeries and instances of state violence.
Using found footage of medical procedures, educational films on quantum physics and news footage of violent confrontations between state forces and citizens, Action at a Distance elaborates the relationship between the macrocosm and the microcosm by exploring the philosophical consequences of quantum entanglement and the principle of correspondence.
Einstein called quantum entanglement “spooky action at a distance.” Action at a Distance and its previous iterations ultimately describe a cohesive and interwoven universe, where science and pseudoscience are merely two complementary routes to understanding human life.

Taiwan 2015, 9 min


Yin-Ju Chen

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Chi-Wen Gallery