aaajiao,  I am my own bot, bot.  Single channel video, color; Website, 15'32, 2017-2018. Courtesy of artists and AIKE Gallery.

aaajiao, I am my own bot, bot. Single channel video, color; Website, 15'32, 2017-2018. Courtesy of artists and AIKE Gallery.


aaajiao and Shi Zheng

>> Presented by AIKE Gallery (Shanghai, China) - Booth U 09

AIKE presents two new works of New Media artists aaajiao and Shi Zheng

bot, by aaajiao, displays an environment deeply intertwined with by a digital past as well as its present counterpart. Reflecting on this intersection, local and global networks, social media, gardening structures, parks, and finally nature itself all become amalgamated into a digital hyper-representation.


Celestial Fable is a newly computer-generated poem by Chinese artist Shi Zheng. It responds to Alison Knowles's work The House of Dust (1967), which is one of the first computerized poems on record. Through Celestial Fable, Shi considers “Celestial” as a metaphor for “form”, and asks: What are its materials? When/Where is it happening? How does it feel? Then the artist designs a framework where only certain components are randomly filled by grammatically appropriate words. One element from four categories will meet each other randomly and generate a serial poem endlessly to describe different natural phenomenons. Celestial Fable is part of the ongoing project “Planet Chronicle”, which includes digital poetry, sound and simulation. 

ARTISTS

aaajiao Shi Zheng