Chen Pin-Erh

In contrast to the event-based disasters that gain most of the attention from the public, my practice responds to the violence of delayed destruction and focuses on issues related to environmental crisis and social movements in everyday lives through conceptual architecture, installation, textile, text work and mixed media art. Slow violence occurs gradually and out of sight, which increases over time by inaction and delay. It is the delay I am focusing on, rather than the physical consequences.  As the project develops, my attention has moved on to diverse aspects, and the concept behind each work is conveyed to the public mainly through language, which still plays an important role in this new era. Every word, discourse and conversation in our daily lives is part of the slow violence, surrounding modern people everyday, everywhere quietly, but sometimes toxically.