Sicheng Wang​

​Projects 

_ Spring to Summer in NYC 2020

paintings

_Memory Device2020

video, 3D animation, VR interactive

_Take the skies to travel, 2019

multichannel videos

_East Lake, 2019-2018

paintings

_Time is a river with no banks, 2018

installation, video

_Sunset of Baltimore, 2018-2017

paintings, installation, digital paintings, video

_Breaking down space, 2017-2016

paintings, installations

2020 Fall, Threat 

Collaborate with Nick Bentz

_ 2020 Fall, Threat 2020

video, music

Threat, hostility, accusations... The world in 2020 separates and struggles in the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic. Setbacks to globalization, the intensification of China-US relations, and the gradual tightening of travel bans have made many Chinese in the United States feel uneasy and hesitant. We are currently witnessing the fragile side of this relatively friendly world order.

This unprecedented social isolation has pushed our discussions on the Internet and social networks into the spotlight. With big data and artificial intelligence funneling information with algorithms designed to satisfy us constantly, we become trapped in a single stream of information. This deep penetration of images through the Internet has shaped our understanding of the world and has also opened up a new plane of battlefields. The active and passive entangling of the providing, searching, and delivering of images is becoming more and more obvious with the popularity of social networks. This process of providing images has both shaped society and accelerated social divisions, leading us to information warfare. Different powers and organizations actively intervene in the editing and delivery of images in order to transmit their ideologies and cull their herd.

 

2020 Fall, Threat is a video artwork of a chase scene pieced together by war footage and musical artifacts. Both the images and the music are assembled by similar processes of collage, severing these elements from their initial context and defamiliarizing them through processing in order to create an audio-visual tapestry of mismatched fragments and artifacts. In the end we were driven by the following questions: Who is directing these images?Why are we going to review these images? Where does our editing take the viewer?

2020 秋, 威胁

​王偲丞 & Nike Bentz

 

威胁,对立,指责、、、2020年世界在疫情的混乱与挣扎中相互对抗。全球化的倒退,中美对抗的加剧,跨国航空禁令的逐步收紧让身在美国的许多中国人感受到不安和彷徨。我们也正在见证这个相对友好的世界秩序的脆弱的一面。

 

同时这场史无前例的社交隔离,将人们对互联网,社交网络的讨论推送到聚光灯下。社交网络里大数据人工智能推送提供我们喜欢的东西的同时,其实也将我们陷入了信息单一的陷阱里。图像通过网络深刻的渗透塑造了我们对于世界的理解,也变成了新一轮的权利战场。提供,搜索,投递图像的主被动缠绕关系在如今社交网络普及下日趋明显。定向提供图像的过程中,图像不光是简单展示事物并且积极介入到对社会的塑造过程,同时加剧了社会分裂。这是一场没有硝烟的信息战争,自大众传媒开始,不同的权利组织通过积极介入图像的编辑投送过程完成不同意识形态的传递,同时收拢自己的信徒。

 

2020 秋,威胁这件作品通过收集社交网络中推送的历史战争片段,重新剪辑成为一个虚构的追击场景的短片。同时融入了中西方具有历史和文化代表性的艺术音乐作品。音乐邀请了作曲家Nick,其基于同样的制作模式,通过编辑拼贴音乐史中代表性作品完成为影片制作音乐。最终试图引导出如下几个问题:是谁在推送这些图像,为何目的,我们改如何审视这些图像信息?而我的重新编辑又试图将图像信息带向何方?

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