: May Ian Valley 0101
..... 《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.
....... 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