A neural-sensatory showcase of new media works by artists from China and Japan who are transforming existing narratives into new mythologies through depictionary video and sound.
Experience Lu Yang’s frenetic expansive motion-capture VR performance, as saturated with manga and anime influences as it is with religion, neurology, and the human body. Wang Meng’s computer generated landscapes conjure traditional Chinese 国画 (guóhuà) paintings, and Shigetoshi Furutani’s collages use found internet imagery to create new mediascapes. Together, these works imagine the possibility of human existence beyond current constructs of gender, environment, and aesthetics.
This genre-bending approach is also reflected in the audio works, crafting in parallel an audio-sensory realm. Chinese techno producer Shao’s ambient work, which ranges from looming to ecstatic, permeates the space with a hypnotic pulsing atmosphere. Yu Miao layers effects pedals over a custom-tuned 古镇(gǔzhēng) to create a new soundscape from the traditional instrument. Works will be presented in two large-scale cinema environments, and include the premiere of new works for the historic RML CineChamber, a 360° panoramic spatial sound cinema environment, originally conceived in the 90’s in San Francisco’s Recombinant Media Labs. Co-produced by Gray Area, STRRR TV and Minds over Matter.
Limited run through August 14
THURSDAY - SATURDAY | 7PM, 8:45PM
Gray Area/Grand Theater