As part of his 2014 Hugo Boss Prize, artist Paul Chan was given a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC. This month, the exhibition has opened to the public and features Chan’s latest project titled “Nonprojections for New Lovers,” an installation piece that focuses on sensory information and its ability give an illusion of reality.

The work features power-conducted shoes connected to a set of projectors, which flicker and strobe into space to create illegible images. There is also a white nylon structure that is propped by moving fans as well as prototypes for Chan’s new erotic book series called New Lovers (published by his company Badlands Unlimited). To supplement the exhibit, three writers will read from the book series tomorrow at the museum, giving a whole new dimension to Chan’s incredibly diverse use of mixed media.

In honor of his solo exhibition, Dazed linked up with Chan to discuss “Nonprojections for New Lovers,” which will be on view until May 13.

Take a below to read some of the highlights from the interview, including Chan’s thoughts on winning the Hugo Boss Prize, the inspiration behind his latest work, and what he hopes viewers take away from it. And don't worry about the excess hyphens, dots, and slashes—there's nothing wrong with the page; it's just how Chan preferred to respond.

To read the full piece, head over to Dazed’s website.

On what it meant to win the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize:

"It means and feels something like this.

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is an indeterminate figuration

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reasonable

by feeling. ====="

On what he wants viewers to take away from the exhibition:

"The useless

 

 

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the useful to show how ● .  ★  ★

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On why he provides a performance-based platform for other artists:

"How a work =

made offers more insight into the world than how faithful {

 

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in representing it."

[via Dazed]