Artefact 1 explores artistic co-creation and is the outcome of an improvisational drawing collaboration with a custom robotic unit linked to a recurrent neural net trained on my drawings. The contrasting colors of lines denote those marks made by the machine and my own hand. This work is the latest in an ongoing series of Drawing Operations begun in 2014.
Graphite on Paper
19" x 24"
1 of 1
Archival ink on Hahnemuhle German etching paper
25 x 20 in.
5 + 2 APs.
"What is ownership? What is work?... How can we move from a production system in which human labor is merely a disposable means ...to a process that depends on and expands connective relationships, mutual respect, the dignity of work, the fullest possible development of the human subject?"
- Adrienne Rich,
Arts of the Possible
works by sougwen
Entangled OriginsProject type
F.R.A.N. Flora Rearing Agricultural Network (2020)exploring machine and flora as part of a sympoietic, self-supporting networked system with human as gardener.
Ecologies Of Becoming WithProject type
Exquisite Corpus (2019)a performance installation exploring human, machine, and ecological bodies
Omnia per Omnia (2018)a painting performance with a robotic swarm connected to the flow of a city
Into The Light (2019)an audiovisual AR installation
Artefacts (2019)a human and machine collaborative drawing
Drawing Operations (2018)a human and machine collaborative duet
Drawing Operations (2018)soon...
Drawing Operations (2017)a human & machine drawing collaboration involving memory.
Drawing Operations (2015)a human & robot drawing collaboration involving mimicry
Chiaroscuro (2013)a spatial interplay of light and shadow as an immersive installation
Preparatory Gestures (2017)a series of sculpture studies in VR
Mycelia (2018)a series of sculptures inspired by bio-inspired cognition
Ecdysis (2013)a study in performative architecture
High Tide (Étude Op. 2, No. 4)a painting exploring the dynamics of change
The Limitless, The Absolute (2017)a painting inspired by the 八卦 Trigrams of the IChing
Cardia (2012)a short film depicting a transgression from interior to exterior
Apolysis (2014)a short film in collaboration with Clint Mansell
Untitled (Étude Op. 1, No. 1-4)a series of drawings exploring synesthesia
Chiaro Oscuro Prototypesa series of form studies with paper
Topographies (2015)a series of paintings inspired by nature and flow states
Dénouement (Recurrent fevers of unknown origin)
Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese - Canadian artist & (re)searcher based in London / New York / Hong Kong.
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