Gary Zhexi Zhang

Gary Zhexi Zhang is an artist and researcher interested in feedback between social, technological and biological systems.

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.

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Gary Zhexi Zhang
The Kernel Process / 09:45 / 2017 ▶
Gary Zhexi Zhang
lacoste1 / 08:34 / 2015 ▶
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