technological spectacle 7.2 - 7.13

我们像信奉宗教一般信奉科学,去拥抱他,让他挥舞着“第一生产力”的神奇力量给我的社会带来一轮又一轮的新价值。在经济的推波助澜下,让他不知不觉在我们的生活,身体,观念中占据着合法且天然的位置。而科技难道不就是我们无法抑制的欲望的一个写真?我们用各种科技手段构筑起一片景观,我们在其中生活。同时,我们只有把自己变成一个幻想,一个景观,才能在这个巨大景观堆砌起来的世界中生存下去。在这里,真实早已无从谈起,在空旷的背后只有欲望,伴随着这个时代每时每刻产生的庞大数据和影像,汇聚成一条共同的河流。

Basement6 Collective is excited to invite Xu Cong and his new media collection of work centered around antiquated aspects of life. How do you direct message God?  What happens when my personal morals become algorithmicCan we digitally augment our own personal hell? Technological Spectacle is a lesson in reassigning a spiritual realm to the mechanics of the internet.

许聪出生于1988年,生活和工作在上海,他致力于探索科技发展自身逻辑,以互联网为代表的媒体技术给人带来的细致且深刻的影响等等;努力在真实与虚拟,线上与线下不断模糊的当下游走思考。他的创作利用计算机图形学算法,来探索艺术表达上新的可能性。他创作和设计的装置,影像,互动程序既出现在美术馆,也出现在街头路旁,让人参与其中。他致力于推广vvvv,一款节点式的开源编程平台,并在大学及机构开设课程与工作坊。

Xu Cong, born in 1988, lives and works in Shanghai. He is devoted to exploring the logic of technological development and the influences of media technologies, such as the Internet, have brought to people. He works at the blurry boundary between reality and virtual, online and offline. Xu Cong examines new ways of artistic expression by using computer graphics algorithms. His works and designs of installation, moving image and interactive programs have appeared both in museums and on streets. He is an avid promoter of vvvv, a hybrid open-source programming environment. Xu also gives lectures and workshops at Universities and institutions.