Yishuai Zhang is an artist and researcher specializing in the demystification of the entanglement between art and science. His artworks intend to explore and navigate a spectrum of dynamic resonance between organisms and machines based on the progression of his interdisciplinary research across biophysics, computation, and art. The media of his works vary from painting, installation, performance, to digital and computational expressions.
Aligned with object-oriented ontology, queer- and techno-feminism theory, his research questions the anthropocentric relations between machines and organisms that strictly follows a doctrine of mechanical reductionism, while explores innovative opportunities for human-computer interaction. He simulates metaphysical reality to bring the meaning of art into more aspects of this current reality. He is currently pursuing the MFA Computational Arts program at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Exhibition & Residency
2021 (In process) Satelliteslab -- Sound and Soul. International interdisciplinary art project. Germany.
2020 Code-based and generative artworks and performances at Emergent Behaviour Event and Conference. Generator and TOPLAP. Tel-aviv. Israel.
2020 47th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference & Exhibition on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques, Washington DC.
2020 London Arebyte Gallery Residency. (collective art project: in-grid.io)
2020 Room Art Festival, Unit: On the other side of the earth (exhibited piece: Translucence), China.
2019 Atour X K11 Art Centre Opening Show Shanghai: Punch/Line (Wearable Installation)
Publishment & Recorded Research
2020 MIT Press LABS Abstract Database retain (link to the Page)
TheLooseCollective is about imagining and testing out how we could be together differently.
A self-organising infrastructure informed by feminism practices of de-centring, postcolonial approaches to knowledge production, and new ecological theories on how to coexist in a damaged world.
A political practice of art which moves from conventional categorisation of art to embrace collaboration, process-oriented approaches, with a transversal attitude (moving across different disciplines: art, politics, cognitive psychology, activism, creative coding, media theory, neuroscience), mobilising new imaginaries of the world and testing these imaginaries by living through them as concrete, collective experiments.
A new micro-organisation which can take multiple shapes to address a variety of topics. In this assemblage different voices come together without dogmatic structures to re-think, practice, and sense a different body. Our practices - intersecting in sensing the world as a moving reshaping force - explore the concept of the ‘imaginary body’, rooted in the idea of linking the realms of the performing body, the digital body and the spectator body. The imaginary body exceeds logical understanding, and our capacities to firmly capture it. In constant motion generates spaces of possibilities for something else to become.