Kacy (Kuo-Chen) Jung
Through photography and mixed-media sculpture, I investigate the way identity is constructed and reassembled during the process of socialization. One of my focuses is the relationship between an individual and the current capitalist society we are living in. More specifically, I am interested in exploring the delusional process where capitalism system implants the ideology into an individual and shape our community as a whole. The pliability, transparency, and biotic texture of fabrics are used in my photography works to metaphorically represent the intricate influence from the society on an individual’s life. I also use crystalline materials such as ceramic clay and plastics in my sculpture works to create my melted and distorted surreal world. By exploring the combination of those crystalline materials, I find the novel visual language to express the conflict, interconnectednesses, and negotiation between the individual and this capitalist society.