The Loneliness of Species - Ilyn Wong

© Ilyn Wong

Ilyn Wong ( Taiwan )

The period of the three months in residence at ZKU is taking place in the immediate aftermath of Ilyn Wong’s loss of her thirteen-year old dog, who had been in a 2 year downward decline until her recent death. 

Thinking through readings on nature culture, the Anthropocene, and non-human agencies, combined with ritualizing and working through her personal grief, Wong will be working on three main projects — a video work using original and found footage about multi-species existences; a mixed media project that uses family photographs and images inspired by science or speculative fiction; and a series of essays and poems around these topics. 

© Ilyn Wong
Installation for the Open Park Haus (August 2020) © Photo by Nabil Sami.