Emily Cheng

Published April 5, 2010 by Molly

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Emily Cheng’s projects are tinged with humor and exquisite taste and influenced by everything from Mexico City architecture to fallen trees to radio infrastructure maps.

Her experiments—some documented online here— include a USB teddy bear based on Deleuze & Guattari’s writings on the rhizome (see above), a hypothetical tour bus for Chaucer’s pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales (it features wall-sconce lighting and goblet holders) and an installation that metaphorically (or metonymically?) contains the elements of a cloud storm in one room via white balloons suspended at varying heights.

The connecting thread among Emily’s works is a conceptual rigor matched with technical perfection and…most importantly…a distinct element of zaniness. Behold.

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