Yu-Wen Wu challenges our impressions of accuracy and storytelling in video, installation, drawing and sculpture. Compositing imagery, Wu gracefully draws together the natural world and social movement, on both a personal and global scale. She intimately approaches her own experiences of immigration and other culturally specific happenings by presenting them as a series of natural occurrences, not dissimilar from the migrating bird, passing cloud or ocean tide. She is dedicated to identifying systems and recreating patterns that sync nature and society - as if to suggest that understanding is accumulated from isolating such rhythms. Visualizations of data - charts, mapping and quantifiable gestures - are the language in which Wu story tells. She provides us with a truth, but from a distance and in a language we’re most likely to believe.

M. Cavallo

 

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