Up to 100% Pure

2023, video collage

with Ophir Amitay, Agnes Wu, Xianshuo Zhai

We watch a few hundred videos from conspiracy/fake-news channels on YouTube and cut out the clips of them saying words like “actually”, “absolutely”, and “really” to peek into the linguistic structures of those videos – how do they convince people to believe in their narrative and “truth”.

Premiere on the CAP symposium 2023 – Platform

The Textbook Of Disappearing

2023, Video Installation

Produced with Zoë Schnegg, Ruan Zimu, Zhang Ye

The Textbook Of Disappearing is a fun-to-watch useful audio-visual textbook about how to disappear in this digital era, featuring dank humor and bad VFX. No boring lecture, a hundred percent combination of education and entertainment. Published in London, 2023, by the Disappearing Committee.

We rushed into a society with highly advanced digital technologies, but not until recently did we realize that it is a cocoon we created. Smartphones and social media are taking our life away. In this tutorial, you will learn how to take back control in simple steps.

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It and Me

2019, Video

I named the final work It and Me. It is a short video combining music, stop motion animation and generated images. The core of the work is reacting to the music, I drew on paper and made the stop motion animation with the music, and I wrote a code to visualize it. At first, I thought the images drown by me and the computer would be quite different, but the result comes that they are similar in some ways. That really surprised me.  

This artwork is not trying to show how good or bad computer or human (more correctly, me) can recognize music. We react to the music in a, to some degree, very emotional way. What we can easily get from the music are the emotions and we can hardly recognize the physical characteristics, like sequence, of the music. The interesting thing is that, for a computer, it is quite the opposite. It is more like an exploration to the question: How would it look like if I put those images that refer to the same thing but produced in totally different logics and methods.


video, 2019

It’s not on Youtube yet, so please go here to watch it.

Ocean is the expression of the conflicts and depression I saw and felt in Hong Kong, an indifferent huge modern city that surrounded by the ocean.