麻木 | STUPOR
Yefeng Wang + Yuk-Yiu Ip
PYLON-Lab presents the exhibition “麻木 (Stupor)” by media artists Yefeng Wang and Yuk-Yiu IP who were selected during the competition of this year’s CYNETART festival for computer based and media art.
For the exhibition, both artists present works with visualisations of fictitious immersive spaces as a conceptual approach to philosophical and theoretical ideas, their artistic practice is based on. As extensions of the artists’ own realities and experiences, of re-contextualised theoretical material and fictional narration, the presented animations and virtual scenarios blur the line between mental imagination and augmented reality by their strikingly detailed visualisations of space and occurring elements.
The exhibtion “麻木 (Stupor)” is on view until November 3rd at PYLON-Lab.
Book Of A Hundred Ghosts is an installation including a virtual reality simulation, a real-time monitoring and projection. The work rsembles a Chinese parable staged in the form of a virtual tableau. It reimagines the history of an ancient land as a book of falling words and crushing signs. The falling words, each unique, are a blend of some words that appear only once in The Analects of Confucius and the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China; two important texts that supposedly serve to govern the moral and political being of China – both symbolically and practically.
Yuk-Yiu Ip is a filmmaker, media artist, art educator and independent curator. His recent works explore hybrid creative forms that are informed by cinema, video games and media art practices. His works, ranging from experimental films to video performances and media installations, have been showcased extensively at international venues and festivals, including European Media Art Festival, New York Film Festival, the Image Festival, FILE Festival, VideoBrasil, Transmediale, and the Hong Kong International Film Festival. He is the founder of the art.ware project, an independent curatorial initiative focusing on the promotion of new media art in Hong Kong. Ip has over fifteen years of curatorial experience in film, video and media art. He is currently associate professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.