Idar-Oberstein / Germany
Born in 1982
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, presently lives and works in Idar-Oberstein, Deutschland.
Based on her life history and illness experiences, Ou Jiun-You cares about the fine
line between effectiveness and ineffectiveness. Thus, her concerns reflected in her
work often refer to a binary system.
Her ongoing project is inspired by bricolage defined by anthropologist Claude
Lévi-Strauss. Under this approach, she builds her mythology by making objects from
waste metal as well as concentrates on the connections between intuition and the
working method. Furthermore, a triple project: (in)effective, took place in 2014, is her
attempt to broaden the working method from an object-making to a space-arranging
Since 2015, her residency in U.S. and the stay in Idar-Oberstein, Deutschland, have
brought her attention to the relations within the space. By recalling the awareness in
her memory, whether presence or absence has become unreliable evidence for time, a
weakened form of narration. Moreover, in the summer of 2016, she is going to
develop another triple project in Taiwan, as a continuation but also a refraction of her
movements in the past few years.