..... Datafication 〈Act 1〉 : May Ian Valley 0101 (working title)
..... 《數據化 〈事件一〉 : 美人谷0101》
....... Video Length: 05:18. Loop.
....... Language: Cantonese, French, German, English
....... Subtitle in English
....... 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.
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
....... NFT ARTWORK available to collect here
1-6, 06, 2021, LINZ FMR21 Art in digital contexts and public spaces, Austria 04, 12, 2021, GGI Club, East and South East Asian Queer Night, The Yard, London 17, 02, 2022 Broken Hearts Club, Curated by Katarzyna Perlak, Artsadmin, Toynbee Studios, London 25, 03, 2022 Pretty Useless Things, Victoria and Albert Museum (Ｖ＆Ａ), London 23, 04 - 22, 05, 2022 La Fête Du Slip, Lausanne, Switzerland
22, 05, 2022 Queer East Film Festival , Barbican Centre, London
29, 06, 2022 Festival du Film de Fesses, Parisian theaters, Paris
01, 07 - 01, 10, 2022 Are You Real? Pars Pro Toto, Berlin
01, 07 - 01, 10, 2022 Goethe Institute , Toronto
28, 08, 2022 MUTEK , Montreal
07, 10, 2022 Other Worlds, Centre for Contemporary Arts (ＣＣＡ), Glasgow