We May Be in This Together

Chiarina Chen

Chloe Gao, Tong Wu & Yuguang Zhang

Exhibition Dates:
November 2 - November 12, 2023

Opening Reception:
Thursday, November 2nd, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
:iidrr Gallery is pleased to present the duo exhibition, "We May Be in This Together” curated by Chiarina Chen, featuring artists Chloe Gao and Tong & Yuguang Zhang. The exhibition will be on view from November 2nd to 12th, 2023.

Chiarina Chen, curator
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"We don't need another exhibition marveling at the advancement of AI, how it will learn from you and equip you or replace and outrace you. The swings between techno-optimism and pessimism have, in fact, echoed a long history of the arrowlike, linear, progressive role of technology. There's the man and his tool. Then there's always a hero and a villain. Featuring artists Chloe Gao and duo Tong Wu &Yuguang Zhang, We May Be inThis Together counterpoints such a dominant narrative that places AI developments as grand breakthroughs or singular moments and beckons a non-linear, symbiotic path. From generative AI, VR, multimedia installations, sculpted objects, and prints, they present two disparate worlds that reveal ways of 'gathering,' knitting our intricate connections to machine learning as an ongoing collective narrative. The idea of gathering, raised by Le Guin, contests the dualistic conflict-driven view of technology. She posits the first technological tool as the 'basket' to gather, not the spear. Hence, the narrative of technology is reframed from the individualistic, singular 'he' to a plural collective 'we'. Rather than seeing technology as a tool of domination or a linear progression, artists in the show explore how we could work along with AI to evoke stories, memories, and experiences. As our entanglements with technologies become more intimate than ever, we invite you to look around, instead of look ahead."

“Bureau of Cloud Management”

Artist: Tong Wu & Yuguang Zhang

Production Coordinator: Shuang Cai

Exhibition Music Artist: Jamal Green

Artist: Chloe Gao

Journey into Self

VR, 2023

Screen written/Executive Producer: Congyun Gu

Interaction Designer: Shimin Gu,

Unreal Technical Aritist: Yiran Wang

Visual Designer: Yujie Jiang, Xindi Xu

Spatial Computational Designer: Junling Zhuang


Ipad/Print, 2022 - Now

Interaction Designer: Shimin Gu

3D Artist: Chiao Chang

Visual Designer: Micheal Guo, Xindi Xu

Anne's Audition

Film, 2022

Producer: Xinni Ding

3D Artist: Chiao Chang

Film/Video Editer: Jack Chen

Soundtrack: Andriane Mond Mocap

technical consultant: Martin Thelwell, Jeff Wong

MARFA Diagram (The Selfspace + The Uppercity)

Print, 2023

Architect Designer: Xu (Chelsie) Cheng, Xiaohan Qiu, Junling Zhuang

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