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Following his workshop, Lien-Cheng Wang will deliver an artist talk on his practice around generative art, as well as a performance, titled Horizon.

Horizon is an audio-visual performance which is based on an interactive program. This program allows users to enter keywords and it can use the result of images from Google’s engine into a video in real-time. According to the keyword, the program will automatically adjust the position of images, positioning all of them in the centre of the screen. The images searched are the experiences and imagination of people from all walks of life that were uploaded into Google. The results of keywords are the common experience and imagination of all people in the world. This performance is a collection of common experience from people. But the video also presents a kind of strange sense. This artwork discuss among artificial intelligence, collective consciousness, and body perception.

Lien-Cheng Wang is a new media artist, open source education collaborator and audiovisual performer, residing in Taipei, Taiwan. His artistic and research involve with interactive devices and real-time sound performance. He uses open source to create installation art and audio-visual real-time performance. The works are committed to seamless combination of images and sounds created by computer algorithm as well as human perception with the universe and nature. He often utilizes a volume of installed approach to achieve a unique physical perception. His works have been exhibited and performed at Linz Ars Electronica (Austria), New Technological Art Award (Belgium), Les Journées GRAME (France), MADATAC (Spain), Digital Art Festival Taipei (Taiwan), etc.

This workshop is curated by Lucia H Chung (Happened) as part of her residency with Music Hackspace, which aims to promote and give visibility to artists from Taiwan working with sound. Throughout July, August and September, four Taiwanese artists chosen by Lucia will be taking up short term residencies at Music Hackspace and delivering workshops, artist talks and performances. Lucia’s residency will culminate with a final night of performances in late September.

Doors for this event will open at 18:30. The performance will begin at 19:00, followed by a talk and Q&A. Drinks will be available from the bar next to the entrance to the New Wing of Somerset House.

The venue is located on the ground floor of Somerset House and is fully wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet. If you have any access requirements, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them.

This event is supported by the National Culture and Arts Foundation in Taiwan.

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