Through poetical analogies of nature and anthropogenic events, Rodrigo Ímaz's practice emphasizes the inadequacies of instrumental reason, while critiquing contemporary society by exploring the violent nature of the relationship between life and cycles of nature.
Chiang Kai-chun is a photographer and experimental film maker who combines anime and painting in his work. Based between Taiwan and France the artist explores the relationship between identity and travel. In “The Journal of the Fort Zeelandia” (2014) realized at Le Fresnoy, Chiang tracks his one day journey to the Zeelandia Fort that was built in Taiwan in the 17th century. The result, a dreamlike, operatic and rhythmic experience combineing shots of Taiwanese landscapes, wind turbines, dams and skaters with animation. With “Flavors of the North”, an interactive web page, a flash animation, sound, anime drawing and photography describe the artist’s everyday life as a tourist in the Avesnois region.
Invited to participate in the 2016 Taipei Biennale, Kai-chun Chiang’s films have been screened at the Glasgow International Short Film Festival, Glasgow (UK), 2015 and the International Animation Film Festival, Geneva, 2014. In France he has shows at FIPA, International Audiovisuel Programmes Festival, Biarritz, 2015; Panorama 16, Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing; Animatou, 2014; C(air)n, Frédéric Moisan galery, Paris, 2014; Jusqu'à plus Faim, photo installation, Neuf galery, Nancy, 2010.