Cheng Dao-Yuan is a multimedia artist devoted to the examination of the concomitance and rivalry between the self and the nature of existence through experimental sound, image, and installation works. This examination has been at the core of Cheng’s art practice, which involves a philosophical exercise that he describes by saying “completeness is nothingness, and the end is the beginning.”
Cheng has been active in experimental sound and performances since 2015. In 2019, he performed in Tokyo (Japan) and released his debut physical album. Cheng has also been featured by music labels in the UK, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Hungary. He is now a resident DJ at Hong Kong Community Radio. In March 2020, Cheng performed at the online event “Nexus Experience” held by MUTEK, while in June he designed a 7.1-channel sound work for the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. In 2021, his collaborative work with Huang Wei, INNERSTAR 01: Reddening, was presented at the Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab.
Centering on sound, Cheng’s installation work typically involves projection and interactive experiences as an attempt to generate active conversations within a physical space, while seeking a balance between visual disruption and harmony. In 2021, at the Fubar Expo in Croatia, he presented his work Trigger, Later, both online and onsite. In 2022, he participated in the virtual exhibition at the Synergy Festival with TRIMESSIAH. His works were mentioned by international media such as WIRE, QUIETUS and were addressed by Taiwan Beats and Electric Soul.