WHISKY GOSSIP Vs. ANGEL’S SHARE
Two-Person Exhibition by Hou I-Ting and Wang Yu-Song
Glenfiddich Artists in Residence 2021-2022
侯怡亭 ･ 王煜松 雙人展
2023.03.11 - 2023.04.01
開幕 Opening: 2023.03.11 (六) Sat. 7-9pm
侯怡亭- WHISKY GOSSIP
王煜松- ANGEL’S SHARE
Project Fulfill Art Space is pleased to present WHISKY GOSSIP Vs. ANGEL’S SHARE: Two-Person Exhibition by Hou I-Ting and Wang Yu-Song opening in March 2023. For this exhibition artists created a site-specific installation, sound, sculptures and drawings inspired by their times at Glenfiddich Artists in Residence in 2021 and 2022, with its surrounding natural scenery having left a deep impression on the artist. The exhibition opening will be held on 11 March 2023 at 7pm at Project Fulfill Art Space.
Hou I-Ting - WHISKY GOSSIP
In addition, this journey with time was a small forest path; Every day I walked there and perceived time through the steps I took, while learning to differentiate plants and the moss I touched as a way of better understanding the place I found myself and the labor of the bottling line; When it comes to the human concept of time, factories, schools and physical labor are all dependent on this mechanism for dividing up and allocating time so society is more stable or it is possible to create the enclosed time related to COVID-19 quarantine; After taking two PCR tests per week and two two-week periods of isolation, I submitted to the deep time represented by the humus layer of the Highlands; Geological deep time originates in the accumulation of time and matter ...
On this occasion, the on-site work in the art space, transformed rhythmic ripples created by the bodies, sounds and environment from my early period at the distillery into pictures, thereby creating a soundwave pattern carpet that provided visitors with a temporary sound/touch platform with which to interact.
Wang Yu-Song - ANGEL’S SHARE
Angel’s share is integral to the romance of whiskey. Every year about 2 percent of every cask evaporates into the air, as if it taken by the angels as a tax or a form of tribute.
The birds circled in the sky above, crows, seagulls and even pheasants. Animals came and went through the forest, wild hares, cows, sheep and even deer. Occasionally they came across insects subsisting on the forest floor or plants and swallowed them whole. Before long the animals excreted on the ground or excreta fell from the sky, returned to the land to become soil which again helped the grass to grow. Between physical phenomena and chemical reaction, all physical elements, whether human cells, alcohol yeast or river water, are engaged in a cycle of constant and continual transformation.
Wang recorded what he had explored and experienced during his stayed in Dufftown where the residency program located through drawings. He used charcoal pencils he made out of branches randomly picked up from the ground. Wang was wondering whether producing the medium could also be a process of physical transformation. In addition, the spherical objects, which contain materials he collected in Dufftown, from his previous series will also be shown in this exhibition.