The Limitless, The Absolute, is a painting which forms part of Force Field, an ongoing project. The work is released alongside the 2017 Lunar New Year.

In The Limitless, The Absolute is an artistic interpretation of the Bagua฀八卦; the eight Taoist trigrams that represent the principles of reality as organic, emotive and experiential environments. The correspondences between the eight interlocking concepts of the Bagua are used in Taoist cosmology to interpret and contemplate reality and existence. The patterns formed as the trigrams interrelate provide the conceptual logics used by the artist to create delicate, complex, shifting environments resembling ecosystems.

☳ 4th Trigram 

thunder | eastward direction | inciting movement | initiative 


Music: Stained Glass Body by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

Digital editions available on Sedition Art

works by sougwen

Omnia per Omnia (2018)A painting performance with a robotic swarm connected to the flow of a city

Drawing Operations (2017)A human & machine drawing collaboration involving memory.

Drawing Operations (2015)A human & robot drawing collaboration involving mimicry

Chiaroscuro (2013)spatial interplay of light and shadow as an immersive installation

Preparatory Gestures (2017)What are the sensory mixes of the future?

Ecdysis (2013)a study in performative architecture

Cardia (2012)Project type

Apolysis (2014)A collaboration with Clint Mansell

Topographies (2015)Project type

Dénouement (Recurrent fevers of unknown origin)


— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a

Chinese-born, Canadian-raised 

artist & (re)searcher 

based in New York.


Copyright Sougwen Chung