Chen Dongyan 陈东彦

          Artists 驻地艺术家

Chen Dongyan 陈东彦

 (Singapore 新加坡)

A Brief Introduction of J's Dream Universe《J的梦境宇宙简介》

My works are primarily concerned with the realm of the unconsciousness and dreams, as well as the different process to discover and articulate the hidden messages embedded in them. After further research on dreams, psychology, and psychoanalysis, I get my inspirations from some mental illness cases such as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Schizophrenia. I constructed a story based on the three persons who came from different parallel universes but share the same identity. When one of them get into trouble, the two others have to help the one to solve the problem. I am interested in how texts, images, and sounds work together in montages as a process of remaking and reconstructing our memory bank, approximating the way our dreams work. This project challenges the traditional way of telling a story, it involved a video clip, some writings, and drawings. The audience is welcome to works as the detective who is investing in this murder case, to find out more about the story between the three persons.