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Little Dragon Soup, 2020, sound installation, 200 × 150 × 40 cm. Courtesy of the artist.



Little Dragon Soup, 2019, performance, dimensions variable. Courtesy of C-LAB



Sun Moon Lake is a Concrete Box, 2020, dimensions variable. Performance at Taipei Art Festival. Collaborate with Liam Morgan, LIN Ting-Chun. Photography by LEE Hsin-Che.



Venom-Anti-Venom, 2020, multi-channel video, sound installation, pencil on paper, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



Venom-Anti-Venom, 2020, multi-channel video, sound installation, pencil on paper, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.




Sheryl Cheung

The Second Genre: The Sub-history of Wildlife Trade



Sheryl Cheung’s practice in experimental music, abstract scoring and writing often begin with field research to explore a materialist concept of life and its continual transformations. Her work touches on cosmology and ecology, highlighting methods of active listening and interpretation. She gathers ecological fables from field research as a form of co-writing with nature—to trace the tremblings between representation and its reflection, to listen to the impulses that accompany the comings and goings of life. Sheryl works with a kind of inner sound, a sonic feedback of the animated world, as a medium to theorize and practice, responding but not directly answering to the structural rifts of society, instead, she regards these rifts as opportunities to create a new cosmology. Negotiating between the noise of nature (death, chaos, destruction) and noise of cultures (dogma, hierarchy and specialization), Sheryl’s practice seeks to open space for negotiation and modulation.

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Sheryl Cheung experiments with the idea of the body as an instrument that is continually played by affects. Like an open, metabolic body, her sound palette is vulnerable and harsh at the same time. Sheryl works between experimental music, abstract scoring and writing to explore a materialist understanding of power, emotion and moral order. Sheryl earned her Master of Arts from University of Manchester (2009) and her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute (2005). She has held supported residencies, workshops and research projects in China, Thailand, Korea, the Unite Kingdam, and Taiwan.