Iris Chun-Tzu Chang (TW) is an artist and researcher based in Taiwan and the UK.
Like sound as clay, Iris crafts her work through drawing, poetry, installation, field recording and improvised performance. Exploring embodied perception at the thresholds between the tangible / intangible, audible / inaudible, conscious / subconscious, her research focuses on the themes of sonic memory, imaginary sound, interspecies listening, and synesthetic experiences. In her art practices she seeks to grasp the fragility of sonic memory as a self-therapeutic process through which tension and identity is formed, deformed and reformed.
Her works have been exhibited and performed at home and abroad, including Hundred Years Gallery (UK), IKLECTIK (UK), Resonance FM (UK), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (TW), Weiwuying (TW), Yuejin Art Museum (TW), TMoFA (TW), Tokyo Designers’ Week (JP) and Israeli Center for Digital Art (IL).
In 2020, her work ‘moon tide lullaby: fragility of sonic memory’ won the First Prize in Nanying Awards (new media category), which is included in Tainan City Government’s art collection. In 2023, her work 'Listen Like A Stone' was nominated for the Best Imagined Sound in Sound of the Year Awards 2022.
Iris initiates a long-term research project What is it like to be_? exploring interspecies listening and imaginary sound. She has facilitated deep listening / sonic drawing workshops and lectures since 2021.
張君慈， 國立成功大學主修工業設計、輔修建築畢業。倫敦藝術大學聲音藝術碩士。作品形式橫跨繪畫、詩句、裝置、田野錄音與即興演出等，試圖探索空間中可聽與不可聽之間的身體感知及意識流動。 著迷於不同生命系統的生成與溝通可能，近期聚焦於跨物種聆聽、非語言記憶以及聲音與圖像聯覺等主題。
曾於國內外各地展演發表，包括倫敦 Hundred Years Gallery、IKLECTIK、Resonance FM、The Lumen Crypt Gallery、東京設計師週、國立臺灣美術館、衛武營國家藝術文化中心、臺東美術館、桃園兒童美術館、臺南月之美術館、以色列數位藝術中心等。
2020年獲南瀛獎新媒體類首獎，作品「月潮搖籃曲：聲音記憶的脆弱性 moon tide lullaby: fragility of sonic memory」由臺南市政府典藏。 2023年作品「像石頭一樣聆聽 Listen Like A Stone 」入圍2022年度聲音獎（Sound of the Year Awards 2022）最佳想像聲音類別（Best Imagined Sound）決選。
現為跨物種聆聽與想像聲音研究計畫「如果我有＿的耳朵？」主持人。自 2021 年起於各地舉辦多場深度聆聽 / 聲音繪畫工作坊以及講座。