“I hate that art is given the burden of having to be meaningful…

Maybe the real purpose of art is to wrestle with the relationship between meaning and meaninglessness and how they transform each other.”

— Ian Cheng, animator, digital artist, American, quote source


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DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

I’ve been developing “live simulations,” living virtual ecosystems that begin with basic programmed properties but are left to self-evolve without authorial control or end. It is a format to deliberately exercise the feelings of confusion, anxiety, and cognitive dissonance that accompany the experience of unrelenting change. I wonder if it is possible to love these difficult feelings, because when you love something and there is an abundance of it, you can begin to play and compose with it. source: Interview Magazine

 

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