“Displacing” is inspired by travelers’ experiences. Images resemble views through the windows of a train. The projected light seems to reflect the scenery and buildings on the outside, as well as some snapshots of wild imagination.
Carried away, light falls
Becoming that bowed shadow although they’re never apart
Time claims the traveler
Quietly we seem to fly in a dream
Chen Wan-Jen tries to interpret shared experiences at a particular point in time. His works are simple yet poetic. They reflect a sense of everyday humor and imagination, and often highlight the fluidity that occurs daily. He singles out things or events that have become commonplace, or are even being taken for granted, and with the help of digital technology remodels the subjects to highlight sense of both estrangement and familiarity.