Feng Chen | Sound Installation "W" on show at the opening exhibition of the A4 Art Museum in Chengdu

2017.04.15 - 07.16

Create Spaces

Opening: Saturday April 15th, 3pm 

Duration: 2017.04.15 - 07.16 

Venue: Luxelakes·A4 Art Museum: Luxelakes Arts Exhibition Center (Luxelakes Eco-City), South Extension Tianfu Avenue, Tianfu New Area, Chengdu, Sichuan, China


Capsule Shanghai is pleased to announce the participation of Feng Chen to the Luxelakes•A4 Art Museum’s debut exhibition, featuring his new work “W”, 2017. The work is inspired by sea waves, and uses a cement-molded body of a large-scale sound installation in order to explore themes of sound and motion. "W" brings into conversation the concept of signal transmission, and how different permutations of switches can materialize into sounds. In 2015 Feng Chen created a first smaller version of the sound installation work “W”, which attempted to reconcile the synchronization between sound and motion. The recent larger version of “W”, 2017, was created with the architecture of the A4 Art Museum in mind, by converting the work’s original wooden texture into cement. At the entrance of the museum, a half-open space holds the four-meter diameter large-scale sound installation. The space allows the audience to sit on the side of the sound installation, watch as the movement of the dial through the work’s interior imitates the motion of a sea wave, and feel the resonance of the trumpet-like audio.


“Create Spaces” is curated by international contemporary art curator Li Zhenhua and director SunLi, as well as co-curator team members Richard Castelli, Li Jie and Cai Liyuan. The exhibition will be held from April 15th, 2017 to July 16th, 2017. “Create Spaces” not only bases its narrative on the multi-dimensional spaces of the museum, but additionally is drawn from the imagination of the A4 Art Museum’s curators. The exhibition is in equal turns poetic, aural, internal, and motion-based. The visual, extensive space is designed to impart upon the audience sensual bodily feelings. It is a static and dynamic live space that blurs the line between the visible and invisible, the actual and visional, the interior and exterior, and the East and the West. Thus, visitors will be able to rethink the relationship between the city, culture and ourselves. 

May 22, 2017