Yu-Chen Wang The Imitation Game Artist-in-Residence at MOSI Manchester 2015

I'm undertaking a two-month residency at Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. I will create new work for exhibition The Imitation Game at Manchester Art Gallery and at MOSI in Spring 2016.

Yu-Chen Wang “Heart to Heart” 2015-2016

Sci-fi text, performance, film, drawing and installation What if machines sitting in museum stores could remember, talk and interact with each other? What would they say, think and remember? Do … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Heart to Heart rehearsal

The commission for Manchester Art Gallery that I have spent one year developing is entering its final production stage. The sci-fi text I have created in collaboration with Museum of Science and Industry curator … Continue reading

December 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Costume sketches

Below are the costume skates for the live performance. The design is inspired by the characters of each machine chosen from Museum of Science and Industry. Thanks to tailor Anwen … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Heritage rail to be cut off?

During my residency at Museum of Science and Industry early this year, I had the privilege to set up a temporary studio at the oldest surviving passenger rail way station, … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Imitation Game – a short text about the project

This is something I wrote to summarise what I’m working on at the moment. It is helpful to reflect on my ideas and to set a bit of distance to … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Research trip – Bradford Industrial Museum

During the residency at MOSI, I was researching about Linotype. The archivist, Jan told me that Bradford Museum has a printing workshop, they have a running Linotype. I have got … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Residency Day 58: Cotton Blossoms

The North West Film Archive “Film about the production of cotton and fabric in Bury and Lancashire during World War II. Includes a brief history of the origins of the … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Residency Day 57: The Day Stan Left

It has become a routine after working at the studio until 6pm, I would pass by Central Library to watch archive films for a couple of hours before heading back … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Residency Day 54: Linotype

I first came across Linotype at MOSI’s Collection Store 2. I was let in the store, but we were not able to find the light switch… I was practically doing … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Residency Day 52: research trip to Queen Street Mill, Burnley

Queen Street Mill is the last surviving operational steam powered weaving mill.

June 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Residency Day 51: researching about Liverpool Road Station at the Archive

After being on the steam train a couple of times,  I went down to see Jan, the Archivist. The reason I said ‘went down’, the Archive is situated in a … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Residency Day 51: meeting the new Railway Officer

MOSI has a new Railway Officer, Will. Volunteer, Peter the driver is teaching him how to get ‘Planet’ going. It was very interesting to see the training process – and … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Residency Day 48 – Open Studio and Drawing Workshops

This afternoon was the final session of Open Studio and Drawing Workshops. There were 139 visitors today, so we had a total of 530 people joining in the workshops. Very … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Residency Day 47 – Open Studio and Drawing Workshops

When we had a sunny afternoon, it’s hard to believe that this morning it was raining so much and we had a bad leak in the Learning Studio. We had to … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Residency Day 46 – Open Studio and Drawing Workshops

This is the second day of the Open Studio event and we were as busy as yesterday – there were 124 people took part in the drawing workshop. I love … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Residency Day 45 – Open Studio and Drawing Workshops

This was a special afternoon after working 45 days at MOSI. I had 120 visitors coming into the studio within 2 hours period. As it is a drop-in event, it … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Residency Day 41

Dee Dee visited the studio tho afternoon. She was also an artist along side working as Explainer at MOSI. She was telling me about her background that she had spent … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Residency Day 41 – the train is running!

After working in the museum for 41 days, this is the first time I saw the train running! The steam train operation solely relies on volunteers. Only the days volunteers … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Residency Day 40 – work in progress

Next week’s Open Studio event and half-term workshops remind me that there’s three more weeks before the two-month residency comes to an end. Looking back I don’t think I have … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

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Ministry of Culture, Taiwan

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Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government

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Arts Council England