Fang-Yi Cheng was born in Taiwan. She studied Communication for her BA. The experience deepened her knowledge of Sociology and developed her current research and practice.
Fang-Yi Cheng works with moving images and installations. She currently explores the themes of boredom, failure, and time, especially the boredom and the sense of time in contemporary society. In a society of speed culture and the prosperity of capitalism, failure and boredom are often misunderstood and ignored. She thinks it is therefore necessary to explore and further research on such subjects. Influenced by Eastern philosophy, she also displays a sense of emptiness, slowness and calmness in her work. Fang-Yi Cheng uses a lot of repetitive and durational elements in her work as well.
Fang-Yi Cheng is interested in making videos that “cannot be watched entirely”. Her recent work includes creating the experience of “immersing in complete boredom” and “losing the sense of time”.
Medium:Single channel video
In the process of viewing, it is easy to lose the sense of time, as it is hard to know exactly which part is being viewed. If viewers do not watch carefully (or long enough), it may even be regarded as a white still image.
Medium:Single channel video installation
Size:1 hour 24 minutes 44 seconds
There are subtitles such as "This is a very short film, you can watch it", “Repetition is boring", "Colour changes slightly", giving boring video commentaries, as if everything is just there, that there is no need to think more.