An intergenerational mending practice two years in the making, between my mother Maria Ling Qing Huang and myself.
In this iteration of Thunderclap, the show was set up as part-shop, part-sewing workshop and part-exhibition. Thunderclap employs steganography to publicly redistribute the erased work of Chinese anarcho-feminist He-Yin Zhen (1886–1920) through the medium of clothing accessories.
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The exhibition Hutong Whispers is a steganographic catalogue of steganographic publishing projects camouflaged as a laundry line.
Attempting to put into action the articulation of Iranian design researcher, Mahmoud Keshavarz, that passport forgery can be viewed as a ‘critical practice of making which momentarily interrupts the matching accord of body, citizenship and freedom of movement’, the project ‘Shanzhai Passports’ not only attempts to place questions of race and empire at the centre of the surveillance discourse, but also how this continues to perpetuate the construction of illegalised bodies from the ’third world’ and illegal counterfeit products made in Asia.
A multi-functional preview and presentation booth for WORM Pirate Bay. Up to three visitors can crawl into the soft and womb-like cocoons to watch films, listen to music, read books, and even sleep – while spectators can watch visitors preview the archive through the glass from the other side. DISPLAY also serves as a small fluffy exhibition space showcasing various media and art objects from WORM Pirate Bay.
An interactive poster printed in 3 different types of invisible inks to ensure better protection. Steganography is the art and science of hiding messages in plain sight and invisible inks are one of the longest traditions of steganography spanning 2000 years of history. In order to uncover the whole message, visitors of the show were invited to activate the poster with 3 different kinds of activation methods, discovering secret writing and it's tactical and strategical use throughout history.
Prediction TV is a television station where the visitors of MAMA have the opportunity to become news reporters for weather and economic predictions. This project is an extension of a research on the role of prediction and the mechanism of self-fulfilling prophecy in modern society. The program of Prediction TV focuses on predicting two chaotic systems: the weather and the economy. The first channel reverses common sense understanding of the causal relationship between mood and weather.
Mood Radar is a personal weather forecasting system based on your mood presence. On the opening night, visitors received a personal reading in a semi-autonomous space resembling both weather station and gypsy caravan that was parked outside of TENT on the Witte de Withstraat. Inside the Mood Radar lab-caravan a divining rod specially designed using a para-rational approach measured the body’s unconscious movements and bio-electric signals to draw up a map of the visitors mood.
Initiated by Alina Parigger and myself, Holy Crap was a participatory happening where discarded material was turned into divine altars. The space was open to the public and workshops were held for the
If a machine inevitability embodies its inventors' desires, my rhetorical question is can it free itself from its' masters reign? What would technology be without desire? Can you strip it away, and if so would that equal to liberation, autonomy or even self-consciousness?
Meditations on the Indranet follows the philosophical Buddhist metaphor 'Net of Indra' in which Indra's celestial Net is used as a model of our interconnected universe. This imperial net is made of all jewels. Each eye of the net is a jewelyou can think of them as nodes.
Daylife Uncensored springs from my thesis Dimensions of Censorship and further investigates the notion of media censorship. Drawing from Foucault's rejection of the duality of freedom/repression, this work aims to avoid taking the 'either/or' binary approach in this complex and controversial topic.