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Bio: 
Daniel Shieh is an artist from Taiwan. He creates interactive artworks that alter the power dynamics between participants. He received an MDes in Art, Design, and the Public Domain at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is an upcoming artist in residence at Monson Arts.

Artist Statement: 
I create interactive structures that alter the perception of our own and each other’s bodies. Through manipulating perspective, sense of distance, and visibility, I construct physical environments where the power dynamics of looking and being with another body is rewired. Often combining different levels of intimacy, such as lying beside someone yet seeing them in the distance, or standing at a distance yet feeling your bodies merge, these structures allow different interpretations of another person’s humanity to occupy your mind simultaneously, offering a fluctuating perception of another person as Object and as Subject—as a physical thing in the world and as beings that mirror your consciousness. Centering on the act of mutual perception through body and eye contact, my work is a reaffirmation of our existence in each other’s minds.

Recent lecture for U Cincinnati DAAP Visiting Artist & Scholar Series here
Interview on Indiana Public Radio here
Past interview by Art St. Louis in 2016 here

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