Zhihang Li’s work Waterfall is a construction of symbiotic experience of the subject with machine perception. In a world where identification and surveillance technologies are highly developed, machine perception is incorporated into our modern way of living, seems to have been forcibly engraved into the subject's way of being, causing a process of collapse of subjectivity at both the individual and collective levels of experience. The machine, with its programmed facial recognition, does not perceive any difference between a AI generated portrait and that of a human being standing in front of the camera. Thus arises the question: what is real? During the pandemic, this device paradigm became even more evident as our lives integrated further with the technology we created, while the presence of the real world is strictly limited; Waterfall is about the new fundamental myth of the existence in the digital age.
David Allison • Junwei Chen • Yuanbo Chen • Alexandra Diez de Rivera • Melanie Issaka • Kyungchan Jung • Eman Khokhar • Claire Sunho Lee • Zhihang Li • Jiaxin Liang • Emil Lombardo • Paavo Lyle-Smythe • Luc Schol • Rita Silva • Kirsty Sim • Svetlana Talanova • Gökhan Tanrıöver • An Ting Teng • Ruudu Ulas • Veronica Viacava • Ignas Vincerzevskis • Wenxuan Wang • Jimmi Wing Ka Ho • Myro Wulff • Bing Ye •