September 14, 2018
Works by Helen Pynor and Kynan Tan are currently on display at the Beijing Media Art Biennale, The Biennale, an international platform for promoting the intersection of art and technology. This year, works by around 25 international artists and artist teams are showcased and focus on the theme ‘Post Life’.
Helen Pynor and Peta Clancy’s immersive installation ‘The Body is a Big Place’ (2011-2013) explores organ transplantation and the ambiguous thresholds between life and death. Pynor explains how “the work’s title refers to the capacity for parts of the human body to traverse vast geographic, temporal and interpersonal distances during organ transplantation processes.”
Kynan Tan is one of the exhibition’s up-and-coming stars with two audio-visual installations at this year’s Biennale. His work ‘data erasure’, which was shown earlier this year in DMG’s Summer Group Show, is a computer-generated simulation of a hard drive being endlessly crushed and replaced on a conveyor belt , exploring our conflicted relationship to the materiality of data.
The exhibition will be on from September 5 to 24 at CAFA Art Museum in Beijing. You can read the article ‘Australian Media Artists Redefine Life at Beijing Biennale’ by clicking on the link below.
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