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Machine Folklore VIFF Live performance

Machine Folklore

By Software2050 & NAXS FUTURE

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A limited number of chairs are available at this performance. Mats on the floor will also be available, along with space for standing.

In this immersive audio-visual performance screening, artificial intelligence meets virtual consciousness and together, we see humanity through non-human A.I. eyes. Using music, imagery, and light design, Machine Folklore is a glimpse into the infinite possibilities of the future of digital culture and virtual technology in this hypnotic audio-visual work.

Software2050 and NAXS FUTURE are interdisciplinary new media art collectives from Taiwan. Their practice focuses on experimental creations that take audiences into the metaverse, exploring the forefront of the digital world and the infinite possibilities of future aesthetics.

NAXS FUTURE is a creative studio evolved from NAXS CORP, which is committed to creating online experiences, VR theater and audiovisual performances.

The team focused on the accelerated transformation of human experiences. NAXS investigates the dialectic relation between posthuman mythology, animism ritual practices, creating its fictional framework for the internet society. Each of NAXS’s work is an unique attempt exploring the boundary of embodied experiences along with the digital migration.

They have been awarded the first prize in the Digital Art Performance Award with the VR theater production “Render Ghost”, and presented the piece at Ars Electronica in Austria and Times Art Museum in Beijing. Based on the self-developed multi-player experiment framework, NAXS has released a series of game-style online experimental performances at UNSOUND, LEV, Rewire, Soft Centre and Now or Never Festival since 2020.

Machine Folklore introduces Vancouver audiences and industry innovators to Taiwan’s vibrant (and deeply experimental) interdisciplinary arts scene.

Norman Armour, VIFF Guest Live Curator

 

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Date

Oct 1

Time

7:00-8:00 pm

Venue

Roundhouse Community Centre

Links
60 min

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Software2050

“Software2050” is the pseudonym for the personal creative project of Taipei-based new media artist HY Feng, aiming to explore the concept of “non-human perspectives”. Drawing inspiration from technology, animals, civilizations, and human memes, the project takes the perspective of fictional artificial intelligence as its starting point. It portrays imaginings of memory and evolution, as well as allegories of symbiotic relationships between human and non-human life. The project encompasses various forms of presentation, including live audio-visual performances, curated social media content, multiplayer online game and digital sculptures. HY Feng is the co-founder and director of the art studio NAXS FUTURE. The studio has continued to publish a variety of experimental artworks including VR immersive theater, audio-visual performances, and game-style multiplayer online experiences. The works have been published in ARS ELECTRONICA festival, Rewire festival, Unsound festival, LEV festival, CTM festival and so on.

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NAXS FUTURE

They have been awarded the first prize in the Digital Art Performance Award with the VR theater production “Render Ghost”, and presented the piece at Ars Electronica in Austria and Times Art Museum in Beijing. Based on the self-developed multi-player experiment framework, NAXS has released a series of game-style online experimental performances at UNSOUND, LEV, Rewire, Soft Centre and Now or Never Festival since 2020.

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