We invite you to a journey of Metempsychosis, an ancient Greek philosophical concept that speaks to the transmigration of the soul from one body to another, and it highlights the idea that our existence is not limited to our physical body. We intend to lead the audience to embark on an immersive journey into the world of digital simulacrums. The screening itself can be seen as an attempt to reconcile our symbiotic coexistence with a world beyond our biological sensation. Keep in mind the questions that are simultaneously embedded in the Metempsychosis “experience”: to what extent can we push our existence beyond our physical bodies? How do the blurring boundaries between the physical and digital worlds influence our self-perception? What role do digital simulacrums play in shaping our perception of reality and consciousness? ….
The screening is organized by the students from Professor Snow Yunxue Fu’s Emerging Media Studio - Digital Bodies (2023 Spring) course at NYU Tisch School of the Arts to showcase the final Digital 3D Moving Image Artworks. Digital Bodies is a studio class that examines and explores the current technological applications and conceptual implications of the post-photographic digital human 3D simulations.
Exhibiting Artists: Helen Chen, Rolin Dai, Amy Gao, Seyeon Jeong, Olivia Macagba, Lamar Mufti, Aldi Jaramillo Lara, Jesus Ulloa, Rachel Chenlei Wang, Tiger Wu, Tong Xie, Angela Xu, Daisy Ao Zhang, Jerry Zhao, Phoenix-li Mchayle
Still Images: Jerry Zhao, Angela Xu & Rolin Dai, and Tong Xie
Venue Location: 721 Broadway, Room 803, NY, NY, 10003