Shu Lea Cheang
Republic of China, 1954
As an artist, filmmaker, networker, Cheang constructs networked installation and multi-player performance in participatory impromptu mode. She drafts sci-fi narratives in her film scenario and artwork imagination. She builds social interface with transgressive plots and open network that permits public participation. Cheang concluded her two decades of New York City residence with a cybernoia feature film Fresh Kill (1994) and the first Guggenheim museum web art commission/collection Brandon (1998-1999). Since her relocation to Eurozone in 2000, Cheang has taken up large scale installation and networked performance while co-founded several collectives to pursue cross-disciplinary projects. From homesteading cyberspace in the 90s to her current retreat to post-crash BioNet zone, Cheang takes on viral love, bio hack in her current cycle of works. In 2016, she is touring UKI-enter the BioNet, a collective biogame, in post-production on her cypherpunk feature FLUIDØ in Berlin and developing UKI, cinema interrupted with mobile media applications.