An NFT art project about cosmic life origin.

"Pan": "all", "Sperma": "seed". Panspermia as theory that life exists throughout the universe. Either life particles dusts were carried by meteorites, comets, or our spaceships, the unstoppable force of life are always permeating into unthinkable places.

Cosmic life origin is one of the hardest questions demands persistent attention. Often when star gazing, one’s imagination zooms into the “future” while in fact we look back into billions years old light phenomenon. Future looking visions, fictions, fantasies, even dreams are always based on contemplation, reprocesses of the past, specially a metaphysical past. Mahayana buddhism has illustrated an unique and broad view of life phenomenon as whole and its working mechanism. Panspermia art project is fusing buddhism metaphysical views and scientific hypothesis together, creating a fantastical world of cosmic life forms, which also hinting some consensus between two seeming vast different views.

These life forms are generated with self trained machine learning models - StyleGAN2.  by working with the machine’s “mind” - “the latent space” -  a multi dimensional mathematical space where semantic vectors of what’s “learnt” are registered and stored. - for lack of better metaphor,  it’s like deep diving into cosmos’ primordial soup, where abundance of life forms are found with constant startlements.

The endless variations of something “likeness”, something“could be”, something “bizarre and freaky”, something “completely unrecognizable” are all tucked away in nooks and cranks of the machines’ sub-consciousness, like millions of neurons who are in constant fluctuation and waiting for some clearer emergences. After experimenting with it I find the vast riches of probabilities and possibilities easily overload human perceptive faculties and collapse our categorical way of thinking. I wonder: does universe “creates” in the similar way? Or does universe “thinks" in this way? Or do androids “dream” in this way?

What I encountered in “latent space walk” has showered me how mother nature has always shown to me:  strangest life form spurs, emerges, crossbreeds, evolves, mutates and trespasses “domain”, “kingdom”, “phylum”, “class”, “order”, “family”, “genus”, species boundaries in constant motion as if they following strange “selfless”, “non- differentiated” “collaborative” code or protocol at very fundamental level at beginning of genesis. what's regard as "alien","xeno","astrobiologial" only reflects our anthropocentric limitation of sense making.

No matter how exotic, bizarre, eccentric, even appear so deformed that un-recognizable to the common eyes, in Buddha’s gaze all life forms are inherited with illuminating seeds within, which are sentient resonances of the whole.




FEAST OF LIFE
#still #NFT


“Feast of life” Opening up infinite genetic richness to feed on, to borrow, to gauge, to live on..

#jinni #jin #genie #精 #刁钻古怪 #spiritbeings #chimeras #hybrids #mutants #ancients #xenomorph #satan



LATENT LANDSCAPE.

 #video installation
Edition: 5 

#StyleGAN #ML

Duration: 1:10
NFT links coming soon.





TURNED A BLIND EYE

#art INSTALLATION

Edition: 5 editons
Materials:
metal /one channel video

Size: various
A pirate walked into a bar wearing an eye patch and one hook for his arm.
Barman asked:
“what happen to your eye?”
Pirate: “A bird shit in it then I lost my eye”
Barman: “No way, bird shit won’t hurt your eye like that?!”
Pirate: “Well, it’s the first day I had my hook on”.


The intellect is a sharp instrument,  without the user’s menu humans beings seems to have long way to go in dealing such intellect, and learn how to use such tool without causing self harm or eventually  (self) blinded by it. Unfortunately  it seems to be the only tool in the shop.
我们的智能是一个基于”切割”的犀利工具, 人类对驾驭这个具有智能的生命本身缺乏认知.我们如何在不可避免的过度开发智能的过程中和之后避免其戕害, 然而除却智能/智力我们仿佛也别无选择.



@CHAO art center

CANCLED

#art INSTALLATION

Edition: 5 editons
Materials:
metal / wood

Size: various