Entering Sougwen Chung’s universe ◕
Now minting on Gemma: "Mandala 1 - Gaian Notation"
Artist and researcher Sougwen Chung explores human and non-human collaboration through their multifaceted practice in AI, AR, performance, installation, and drawing. Their latest digital sculpture commissioned by Gemma, Mandala 1 - Gaian Notation, uses dimensional marks made in virtual reality and then translated through custom software to create a gestural meditation on nature, ritual, and technology.
As with their previous NFT works, Chung aims to use blockchain-based interactions in support of mutual aid networks. 100% of the proceeds from the mints will be donated to EV Loves NYC, an East Village grassroots organization that provides food services to New Yorkers in need.
“I've learned a lot through being curious and interested. Not dedicating myself to any one set of tools has allowed me to poeticize errors and appreciate their significance in a system.”
— Sougwen Chung
About Sougwen Chung
Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-Canadian artist and researcher, and is the founder and artistic director of Scilicet, a London-based studio exploring human & non-human collaboration. Chung is a former research fellow at MIT’s Media Lab and is considered a pioneer in the field of human-machine collaboration – exploring the mark-made-by-hand and the mark-made-by-machine as an approach to understanding the dynamics of humans and systems.
Chung has exhibited internationally at the Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Art Basel, Miami; National Art Center, Tokyo; NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo, Japan; ArtScience Museum, Singapore; MIT Media Lab, Cambridge; The Drawing Center, New York; The New Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Geneva; Mana Contemporary, New York, Tribeca Film Festival, New York; The Hospital Club, London; Mutek Festival, Montreal & Mexico City; Sonar Festival, Barcelona.
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