Wen-Li Chen
Communication Design :: Selected Work
FOGSTAND Gallery & Studio

Brochure, Photography, Exhibition, Workshop, Event, Poster

Summer Youth Performance Project

This site-specific workshop project engaged participants from the local community (mainly elementary and junior high schoolers) to consider the idea of the “readymade”. The method used to frame this concept was to build the entire village of JaiLi in the popular game Minecraft. Taking place over the entirety of summer participants logged into laptops available in FOGSTAND, which had them start inside the FOGSTAND Gallery inside of Minecraft. The in-game exhibition taught participants about the idea of the “readymade” and pushed them to recreate their village inside the game. Beyond faithfully recreating the buildings and streets, participants were encouraged to push the boundaries of what JaiLi village was to those participating.

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