Emissary Forks at Perfection, 2015

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Ian Cheng

Ian Cheng

Emissary Forks at Perfection, 2015

Simulation en direct (couleur, son). Durée infinie

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Ian Cheng. © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Ian Cheng

Emissary Forks at Perfection, 2015

Simulation en direct (couleur, son). Durée infinie

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Ian Cheng © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Ian Cheng, Emissary Forks at Perfection (2015); Kiki Smith, Annunciation (2010); Yves Klein, Anthropométrie sans titre (ANT 104)

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Ian Cheng  © Kiki Smith © Succession Yves Klein c/o Adagp, Paris, 2018

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

This installation is the second part in the Emissaries trilogy made by Cheng between 2015 and 2017. It occurs in the same place but at different times (an archaic past, a near future and a very distant future).

The three episodes trace the evolution of living creatures and the way they adapt to their environment. In each episode, an “emissary” influences the course of events.

This is a post-human world controlled by artificial intelligence (AI). Discovering the remains of a man from the 21st century, the AI revives a representative of this species and tasks Shiba, a dog emissary, with extracting his memories.

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Ian Cheng

Born in 1984, Los Angeles (United States)
Lives and works in New York (United States)

Since 2010, Ian Cheng has been developing a practice of digital simulations in the form of large-scale immersive projections. His work explores opportunities offered by new technologies and the way they influence consciousness and conditions of evolution.
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