PANSPERMIA
#still #NFT


"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. What's regard as "alien", "xeno","astrobiologial" only reflects our anthropocentric limitation of knowing. Just like the "Dao", life is as"way it is". 

Opensea NFT artwork link:
https://opensea.io/collection/panspermia-1



TRANSIENT & SENTIENT: “ALIEN NATION”
#stills #video #NFT

#StyleGAN #ML

NFT links coming soon.


 “Legends say Cintamani spheres are will-fullling fabulous jewels which came from the inside of brains of Makaras / NagaRaja - amphibious sea monsters with animal heads and aquatic body. Cintamanis manifest whatever the beholders desire. In Tibetan Buddhism two compassionate bodhisattvas hold Cintamanis for grand prayers of blessing all life forms to thrive across all cosmoses. They may seem exotic, bizzar, queer and kinked, even appear so deformed that un-recognizable to the common eyes, but nonetheless in Buddha’s gaze they are all sentient and each bears a precious Buddha seed within - a secrete key for transcending sufferings and endless cycles of reincarnation in the ocean of Samsara.”

Through the lens of Cintamanis, new kind of life forms appears, emerges, crossbreeds, evolves, mutates and trespasses all 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.

Often when star gazing these days, one also gaze into the “future”, a future  Space X has envisioned for our earthlings - human habitat on Mars, or eventually becoming multi-planetary civilization. One can not help wondering what astro/cosmic life form could be when one day we are really out there “seeing”, “encountering”, “meeting”, and perhaps“co-living” with.  Often visual fragments of aliens depictions from Sci-fi films come in our minds to help with imaginative creative process, but what’s been stitched together often can hardly be “coherent”,  and “understandable”. And even if we ever encounter such life forms “face to face”, are we able to recognize it? Specially when their levels of existences beyond phenomenon realm? Does it mean SETI’s efforts of searching for aliens life which perhaps are non-terrestrial? In panic I began to look back into Buddhism text, legends, creation myths, and ancient mythologies in searching for some answers, something to make sense with, some lesson to be learnt, or perhaps to certain extend some adequate referential frame works to lean on at least…

These series of works are generated using self trained StyleGAN2 machine learning models by exploring “latent space”. “Latent space” is an intriguing feature of machine learning - a multi dimensional mathematical space where semantic vectors of what’s “learnt” are registered and stored. One must be both mentally and psychically fit to take a “latent space walk”, which is an exhausting experience often cause “qualia slippage” and ended in total “cognition meltdown”. 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 perception 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? Or indeed does our minds work in this way too?


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.

#Prints #video #NFT

#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