Chronique du Sentiment
Yuyan Wang (CN)
Chronique du Sentiment

There is no vaster task than cataloguing waves. This compilation of movements of all kinds starts with what are called the so-called “satisfying videos” that proliferate on the internet, designed to offer viewers pleasure and relaxation. By bringing together numerous excerpts in repetitive mode, this combination combines disparate sequences whose common denominator is not a form or a motif but a rhythm, a certain kind of vibration, a wavelength, a hypnotic resonance that causes the images to overflow with sensations and energy.

Crushed into low resolution by their popularity, these scenes are remixed for superfast dissemination. They bear witness to the dislocation, transferral and displacement of images, to their violent acceleration and their tendency towards total abstraction. The reflective surface multiplies the waves of found footage. Aurally, an ASMR phrase is used like a pendulum in order to produce a highly frenetic perpetual motion.

An abstract story without beginning or end, Chronique du Sentiment enacts to the point of exhaustion this desire for an endless wave, the expression of an artificial oceanic feeling combined with the inexorable entropy of our societies of information.

Yuyan Wang
Yuyan Wang Chine
Promotion André S. Labarthe

Born in 1989, Yuyan Wang is currently a student at Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains. She has a degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (2012) and another from the Beaux-arts de Paris (2016), cum laude. Her often immersive multimedia projects move between video, performance and installation. Among the diverse subjects that inspire her work are horror films, the culture of wellness, pseudo-sciences and the banality of everyday life. She subtly displaces existing forms and attempts to reframe the contemporary systems designed to induce optimistic states using an abstraction that deconstructs them.


2012 - 2016 : École nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris
2008 - 2012 : Académie des arts de Chine

    Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains