24 inch in diameter mounted giclée print
Edition of 5 + 2APs
Courtesy of the artist and Pari Nadimi Gallery.
Deep Aware Triads is an ongoing project with an attempt to translate various complex systems and phenomena into images. It involves a process for making digital paintings/collages based on diagrams the artist creates that are inspired by the architecture of artificial neural networks. Utilizing databases of images from stock photograph archives and academic research papers as a source, the artist misuses the content-aware fill function and other image processing algorithms to blend boundaries of found images with machine imagined pixels. Images encroach on each other as digital bodies, creating unexpected and obscure brushes and textures. The final work that embed intricate details appears to stimulate algorithmic pareidolia. vivirvivirvivir (2020 - 2021) researches and foregrounds the agencies of viral systems as means and metaphor through the biological, the computational, and the linguistic.
Xuan Ye is a practitioner in music, design, web, art, and education, currently working between the Pearl River Delta and Tkarón:to. Ye’s body of work translates between various modes of being and creation, synthesizing language, code, sound, body, image, data, light, and time. Ye makes noises in the sensorium, coupling it with more-than-human agencies (internet, machine intelligence, electricity and circuitries, and non-human organisms) to experiment with meaning-becoming and world-building.
Ye’s work has been featured, exhibited, and performed internationally, including at peer to space (GE), Centre de Design de l’UQAM à Montréal (CA), Varley Art Gallery (CA), Canadian Art, the AGO (CA), Vivid Projects (UK), InterAccess (CA), Inside-out Art Museum (CN), Goethe-Institut (CN & CA), ArtAsiaPacific, KUNSTFORUM (GE), among others. Ye was a finalist of EQ Bank Digital Artists Award in 2018 and a recipient of a SSHRC scholarship. Ye’s music performances and releases have received critical accolades from Bandcamp, Musicworks, and Exclaim!.