David Chan

David Chan (b. 1990) is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He holds a BFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design. His work investigates phenomenology, failure of visual representation, and the friction between a romantic and scientific experience of the physical world.

See you on the other side

In 1979, psychiatrist Carl Jung theorized that UFO sightings increase during times of social unrest. He wrote about the UFO sightings as a way of projecting fantasies into the skies, a method of escapism, and a questioning of fundamental beliefs during a time where everything is at stake. What does it mean when this phenomenon, real or imagined, occurs in large numbers during a time when everything in the sociopolitical climate is thrown off balance? I create my own false visions, exploring a lifelong obsession with UFO sightings, bringing to mind the uncanny—being taken out of the routine of everyday life and considering the strangeness of being alive. I invent my own method of escape by manufacturing my own phenomena in an attempt to placate the anxiety of modern life.

To view more of David’s work please visit his website.