My work explores technological systems and ecologies of media. ‘The Kernel Process’ (2017) examines the material and metaphorical interfaces of the body — the black boxes we thought we knew. Imagining an excision of the sensory faculties, the narration dreams of subterranean architecture; skins and surfaces; lizards, latex and Georges Bataille’s infamous description of lingchi torture.
Emerging from research into biological networks, my current project is entitled “once the workers have been enslaved, a state of erotic communism will be declared, globally”. The work is a speculative fiction concerned with distributed erotic networks, formed by a ‘loving symbiosis’ between humans and fungi.
Recent exhibitions include ‘All Channels Open’ at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge. In 2017, Gary Zhexi Zhang will be in residence at SPACE Art + Technology, London; Baltic Mill, Newcastle; and CCA, Glasgow.