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Yin-Ju Chen, Action at a Distance, 2015. Photo by Stephen King.

Action at a Distance (2015)

Dealing with the world of quantum physics, albeit indirectly, Yin-Ju Chen takes Einstein's taunt of quantum physics as 'spooky action at a distance', as the starting point for Action at a Distance. In doing so, she interweaves states and medical violence by "exploring the philosophical consequences of quantum entanglement and the principles of correspondence.

The third chapter in a series of works addressing the body, governments, and state violence, this installation expands and summarises the metaphysical threads between invasive surgeries and instances of national brutality. Whereas previous installments presented mysticism and astrology as conduits for contemplating modern medical treatments and various massacres, Action at a Distance further explores the relationship between macrocosm and the microcosm.

Supported by the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture. Courtesy of Chi-Wen Gallery.