A World Is Under Construction (CN)
Image and network interaction
Hu Jieming (CN)
A World Is Under Construction presents a virtual image of a planet. The surface of the planet is covered with pictures that come from visitors’ private information sent via their mobile phones. In the exhibition, viewers can observe details of this planet by zooming in, moving, and clicking on this virtual world consisting of private information.
Hu Jieming was born in 1957 in Shanghai. He is one of the pioneers of digital media and video installation art in China. One of his primary themes is the co-existence of the old and the new in modern society. In his art he constantly comments upon and questions this concept through a variety of media including photography, video, and digital interactive technology. He continuously creates and conducts experimentation and his works have been widely exhibited and collected in China and internationally.