Solo Projects

Miseries & Vengeance

2011
Installation


Media: acrylic & latex paint, ink
Installation:
W: 18.5' H: 13.5' L: 41'
Photos: Biff Henrich/IMG_INK

Installation, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. Curated by Heather Pesanti for "Surveyor."

Lurk

2010
Video installation


Media: Video
Duration: 1-4 min. loops (variable)
Installation:
W:48' H:16'
Camera: Millie Chen
Animation: Chris Ferrari
Rider: Cindy Mustoe
Horse: This Way Mister

Video installation, Lafayette Hotel, Buffalo. Curated and supported by Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Squeaky Wheel for Beyond/In Western New York 2010.

Watcher

2007
Site specific installation


Media: 4 houses, 10 projectors, rear-projection screens
Duration:5-10 min. loops (variable)
Photo (02a): John Richardson
Video documentation: James Deane, Fiona Wong

Public video installation. Curated by Micelle Jacques for Toronto nuit blanche 2007. Commissioned by City of Toronto and Scotiabank. Supported by Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo

wallpaper

2007
Site-specific installation.


Media:
found wallpaper (Cathay Pastoral Vine, Stroheim & Romann, Inc.), acrylic paint
Dimensions: variable
Photos: Didier Morel

Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris. Commissioned by Canadian Cultural Centre, Centre dé art contemporain de Basse-Normandie.
Curated by Gilles Forest, Catherine Bédard

Demon Girl Duet

2007
Audio video installation


Media: two-channel video projections, stereo audio track
Dimensions:500 sq. ft
Duration: 7:49 loops
Lyrics: Millie Chen
Composition: Millie Chen, Katherine Duncanson
Vocals and drone: Katherine Duncanson
Swimmer: Molly Eagen
Animation: Nelson Wei Tan

Supported by Chalmers Arts Fellowship through the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Foodstall

2006
DVD-ROM.


Media: DVD-ROM
Duration: Various 1:18 - 7:46
Audio: Based on poems by Leung Ping-kwan and text by Millie Chen

Cave Paintings

2003
Site-specific installation.


Media: pig blood, rust, graphite, charcoal, paint
Dimensions: installation 830 sq. ft

WARC Gallery, Toronto
Supported by The Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council

Meat Speech

2003
Site-specific audio installation.


Media: pig blood, rust, steel panel, paint,
cd player, power amp speakers, tables & chairs, drywall
Dimensions: installation 560 sq. ft
Lyrics: Millie Chen
Vocals: Allonymous

Commissioned by Expression
Centre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec

Rest

2001
Site-specific audio installation.


Media: 40 speakers, 6 amplifiers, E-MU sampler, plywood, drywall, foam insulation, fleece fabric, carpet, plexiglass
Dimensions: area 900 sq ft, height 10’.
Composition: Millie Chen
Vocals: Linda Lindo
Sound Engineering: Chris Smith

Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
Curated by Shirley Madill
Commissioned by Art Gallery of Hamilton

call

2001
Site-specific audio installation


Media: power amp speaker, video camera, computer, fabric, halogen lights
Dimension: 1000 square feet
Vocals: Maryem Hassan Tollar
Sound engineering: Jeff Mann, Greg Woodbury

Latvian House, Toronto
Trans<->Tech 2001 Media Arts Festival
Toronto International Video Art Biennial
Commissioned by Charles Street Video

Buzz Humm

2000
Installation


Media: black felt, black embroidery floss, wood
Dimensions: 38 units,
each unit 6" x 9" x 6"

La Centrale/Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal.

The Eighth Sea

1997
Site-specific installation


Media: rice, foam, wooden theatre jacks
Dimensions: installation 20’ x 8’ x 20’

Art Lab, University of Western Ontario
Curated by Barbara Fischer

Hungry Ghost
Rubric

1996
Site-specific installation


Media: latex, acrylic, gouache, ground dang gui herb, paper, ink
Dimensions: installation 1500 sq. ft

Gairloch House, Oakville Galleries
Curated by Marnie Fleming

crave

1993-94
Site-specific installation


Media: earthenware spoons, curry, turmeric, paprika, chili, cayenne, black pepper, kalongi, mustard, coriander, henna, star anise, black sesame seeds, paan masala, cinnamon stick, cloves
Dimensions: installation 10’ x 20’

Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff
Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver
Curated by Sylvie Gilbert


Collaborative Projects

Extreme Centre

with Warren Quigley, 2007
Site specific installation


Media: 32 speakers, 2 pro amplifiers, 16 cd players, fabric-covered built walls
Dimensions: 77 sq. metres
Audio: text - various authors
vocals - various individuals of different ages
Photos: Didier Morel

Commissioned by Wharf, Centre d’art contemporain de Basse-Normandie and Centre culturel canadien, Paris
Supported by Canada Council for the Arts

6 Breaths Per Minute:
Everyday Incantations

with Evelyn Von Michalofski, 2007
Audio video installation


Media: two-channel video, stereo audio
Dimensions: variable
Duration: 6:32 loops
Composition & lyrics: M. Chen & E. Von Michalofski
Vocals & Performance: Maryem Hassan Tollar, Vilma Indra Vitols
Camera: Kwoi Gin

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council

… 8, 9…

with Warren Quigley, 2005

Site specific installation

Media: roadside electronic sign
Dimensions: H:15’ W:15’ D:6’

Curated by 3e impérial
Granby City Hall, Granby, Québec, 2005

PED

with Andrew Johnson, Paul Vanouse and Warren Quigley, ongoing since 2001


More information on PED Website:

The Seven Scents

with Evelyn Von Michalofski, 2003
Public performance.


Media: costumes, 7 deck chairs, 7 atomizers (scent contents various), 7 CD
players with headphones (soundtracks various)
Dimensions: installation 20 x 4 x 3
Soundtracks: 1-5 min. loops
Photos: Pessi Parviainen, Miklos Legrady

FIVE HOLES: reminiSCENT Performance Event, Harbourfront, Toronto. Curated
by Jim Drobnick and Paul Couillard. Commissioned by FADO. Supported by The Canada Council for the Arts.

Damping
Chamber

with Evelyn Von Michalofski, 1999
Site-specific audio installation.


Media: 1/2” felt, water, 6 speakers, multitracker, enamel buckets, drywall, wood, paint
Dimensions: swimsuits sizes 7 & 9, chamber interior 5’ x 8’ x 6’
Libretto: Millie Chen & Evelyn Von Michalofski
Composition: Millie Chen
Vocals: Jennifer Kozack, Christina Downey
Sound engineering: Chris Smith, Stephen Sauvé

Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto
Curated by Kathryn Walter for the exhibition “Felt”
Commissioned by Textile Museum of Canada
Supported by The Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council

The Seven Sauces

with Evelyn Von Michalofski, 1999
Site-specific public space performance


Media: costumes, serving trolley, 7 thermos (scent contents various), 7 cd players with headphones (soundtracks various), signage
Dimensions: trolley 3’ x 4’ x 2’

Granville Island, Vancouver
“Live at the End of the Century” Performance Festival
Curated by Cate Rimmer and Greg Bellerby
Commissioned by Charles H. Scott Gallery
Supported by The Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council

Oracle Brand

with Evelyn Von Michalofski, 1997
Site-specific public performance & installation



Media: costumes, valise, soap bars, oracle text

Private Investigaors: Undercover in Public Space exhibition, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta. Curated by Kathryn Walter. Commissioned by Walter Phillips Gallery.

Kitchen

with Tomie Arai, 1997
Site specific installation and public space performance



Media: wallpaper with photo-silkscreen, re-labelled food products, kitchen furniture & appliances, wood, paint
Dimensions:installation 400 sq.ft.

Art in General, New York. Curated by Holly Block. Commissioned by Art in General

Yurtopia

with Evelyn Von Michalofski, 1995
Site specific installation and public space performance


Media: linen, felt, bamboo, seagrass, various media
Dimensions: diam. 12’ ht. 12’

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge
Curated by Joan Stebbins

Hairbread

with Evelyn Von Michalofski, 1993
Site-specific performance and installation


Media: hair, bread and various
Dimensions: installation 1,000 sq. ft

Curated by Victorine Arnoldus-Schröder
Supported by The Canada Council for the Arts
Gerardus van der Leeuw Museum, Groningen, Netherlands