As biotechnology and genome editing advance every day, the human desire for survival has been taken to extremes. As human beings with biochemical functions border on immortality, is the time fast approaching that we will have to include unmodified “pure humans” on the list of protected species? Repeated genetic modification has affected every species on this planet. It’s a marked process of differentiation, a result of rapid evolution driven by human intervention.
Differentiation has become the current mode of human existence and thinking as well as a state of deterritorialization. If it becomes a reality and a belief to technologically modify humanity, other species, and then our relationship with the Other, are we also moving away from freedom as we march toward it? Once free will is phantomized, does equality still exist? With this dilemma, how can we forge a relationship between posthuman and diverse species?
Heterosymbiosis-Experimental Exhibition of Tech-Art
The intersection of contemporary art and technology has brought us unprecedented sensory experiences. This exhibition has three extremely different works of tech-art: Future Puppet Show, X-nature, and Drone. A total of nine artist teams focuses on the emerging trends of interpreting tradition with new technology, digitalizing biomimetic simulation, and juxtaposing virtual and real space. By virtue of the interactive multimedia, participants can explore the virtual world intertwined with the physical world, and be able to embody the concept of ‘Heterosymbiosis’.
The 3 sections
Future Puppet Show uses technologies such as VR, robotic arms, eye movement tracking, and motion capture to reinterpret and enhance the abstract beauty of traditional culture through technology and digital translation. It allows the audience to manipulate puppets, and experience traditional Taiwanese glove-puppetry (pòo-tē-hì), from a completely new perspective.
X-nature explores biomimetic simulation for the connection between humans and nature. It employs the technology of sound reconstruction, sensation of touch, feeling of warmth, exploring inflatable spaces, and finding the rhizomatic web underlying all things so that an illusory nature can be evoked.
Drone deploys self-developed third-generation drones to create real-time interaction through the control of laser lights. This work transfers static space to dynamic spatial variation, reinterpreting the relationship between lasers, drones, and audiences.
The innovative and experimental nature of technology encourages tech-art to be freely developed without being burdened by history. ‘Heterosymbiosis’ refers to the artist’s exploration and practice of integrating heterogeneous elements. It aims to promote self-reflection on the relationship between tradition and technology and between nature and artificiality, which brings the value of art to light. This is the most intriguing intersection of art and technology.
｜Date: 2023.06.01-07.05 ｜Location: NYCT Arts Center (B1 of NYCU Library in Hsinchu) ｜Opening: 2023.06.01 Thu. / NYCU Arts Center (B1 of NYCU Library in Hsinchu) ｜Lecture:
2023.06.02 Fri. 10:00-12:00 / NYCU Arts Center (B1 of NYCU Library in Hsinchu)
2023.06.02 Fri. 10:00-12:00 / Lecture Hall at 1F of HSS Building 3
-Innovation Center for Art and Technology at NTUA -Architectural Informatics Lab at NYCU -Transdisciplinary Design Innovation Shop at NYCU -Technology Art Future Performance Lab at TNNUA -Yi-Bing Lin, He-Lin Luo, CreateArtTalk Lab -Tsuei-Ju Hsieh x Yun-Ju Chen Lab -Ivan Liu Future Narratives Lab -Chun-Cheng Hsu Lab
Architectural design is a complex and long-winding journey of constant reassembly and evolution. This exhibition, through experimental curation, presents the learning and explorations in the Graduate Institute of Architecture community over the past year as a composition of various journeys. It breaks the singularity of the final representation of works, unfolding the development process of the works, and decomposing them from the perspectives of states in the creative process, links among works, the transformation between states, and experience from the process. The exhibition covers themes such as the reassembly of form and objects, behavior and materials, urban and rural areas, islands and coasts, and data and networks. The audience is invited to participate and experience the different aspects and processes of design development.