Chang Wu

Wu Chang's work attempts to explore the boundary between subjective space and objective space from the perspective of space perception.

The inscape of space, such as orientation, size, depth, and movement, are usually regarded as objective existence, but in fact, these elements are “unrealistic,” which are prior to objective things. The texture of space always changes with people's attention, mood, and other factors. This is particularly evident in the spaces of schizophrenics, drug users, and dreams.

The world that people perceive is composed of the superposition of subjective-space and objective-space. The limitation of people's senses leads to this boundary. The numb non-sensitive senses of humans cause the subjective and objective space to never perfectly coincide.

When we see some unexpected or unfamiliar phenomena, the objective-space based on reality changes at the same time. The subjective-space, however, is constructed from humans’ experience, and it cannot respond immediately to these phenomena, so it remains the same. I classify these moments as the detachment of objective and subjective space. I'm very interested in these moments of cognitive collapse.