Ting-Tong Chang creates large-scale installation works that look to analyse the relationship between science, technology and society.*
His practice reflects on his time growing up in China, which he describes as industrial and focussed on manufacture. Yet, now living in London, he also recognises the opposite end of this consumerist lifestyle and its repercussions, for example, in the environment.
In reaction to this Chang creates machines, but not ones associated with traditional mechanics, built for productivity and efficiency. These machines are much closer to the human being – describing them as anxious, quirky, idiosyncratic, and often unproductive. He uses every day and found materials in an obscured manner to provoke a renewed view of contemporary consumerism.
Ting-Tong Chang was born in Taiwan and received his MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London where he currently lives and works.
*Taxidermy birds were ethically sourced