Video installation: 12 × screen, acrylic, mirror, mixing materials
aaajiao (XU, Wenkai)
Computer graphics, video editing : aaajiao, liu xiaoguang
In his latest piece Cloud, 12 flat and cold screens simulate a small region of a dark sky, but in the other way this matrix is able to contain a boundless 3-dimension sky of a digital reality. Clouds generated by the artist’s computing language are seen flying over the screens… So how do we feel the textile dimension, the color, or even temperature…of a virtual object? Apparently, we very much rely on the knowledge understanding of the technology application, but maybe in the not far future, a sixth sense will finally be stimulated in human body to deal with the cyber reality.
aaajiao (Xu Wenkai) is one of China’s foremost digital artists, bloggers and free culture developers. Born in 1984 in Xi’an City, he now resides in Beijing. In 2003 he established the sound art website: cornersound.com, and in 2006 he founded the Chinese take on the blog we-make-money-not-art: We Need Money Not Art. He is devoted to Processing, an open source visual programming software and Dorkbot, a non-profit initiative for creative minds.