Yarli Allison - Work

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..... Datafication : May Ian Valley 0101 (working title)

..... 《數據化 <事件一> : 美人谷0101》 (暫題)

....... HD Video with Audio.
....... Video Length: 05:18. Loop.
....... Language: Cantonese, French, German, English
....... Subtitle in English

.......Video Gifs:




....... Full video available upon request.


..... Datafication Act 1 : May Ian Valley 0101 《數據化 事件一 : 美人谷0101》(working title) is part of Yarli’s mixed-media series in exploring themes of digital humanity. In the looping dreamscape of 'Act 1', Yarli imagines daily influences of AI emergence and gamification on one's behaviour - taking the most intimate sexual encounters as departure.

Viewers will join the data-mining authorities to monitor May Ian (美人)'s machine-readable body, known as 'Subject 06'. In the control room, all the subjects' sex acts are constantly being extracted and analysed. They will be rewarded unpredictably every time a new data pattern is detected, creating an addictive effect.

This is the first time Yarli returns to hand-drawing to mimic a digital interface. The labour-intensive handmaking process allows her to play with alternative artistic decisions, and question the relationship between art-making and digital AI tools. Combining fiction, performance, sexual acts, 3D modelling, and electronic music, the work is a ‘fried rice’, swinging in between surveillance systems’ control and care.


....... Special Thanks to Crew:
Joy Chao (Camera crew in London) / Winky Cheung (Voice Performer in Hong Kong) / Margot Bollin (Voice Performer in Paris) / Edy Fung (Sound Art in Stockholm) / Mavi Haro (Performer in Paris) / Yin Lo (Camera, Voice, Performer, Editor, Assistant in London) / Pyrit (Voice Performer in Paris)


....... This work is made possible by LINZ FMR21


....... Screening History
1-6 JUN, 2021, LINZ FMR21 Art in digital contexts and public spaces, Austria


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Yarli Allison - Work YARLI ALLISON (b.88) is a Hong Kong-Canadian born, London-based artist with a multidisciplinary approach that traverses sculpture, performance, digital, film, drawing and installation.