Liu Chuang | “Thailand Biennale, Korat 2021: Butterflies Frolicking on the Mud: Engendering Sensible Capital” @ Korat
Antenna Space is pleased to announce that the artist Liu Chuang will participate in the Thailand Biennale, Korat 2021 Butterflies Frolicking on the Mud: Engendering Sensible Capital at Korat. The exhibition will open on December 18, 2021 and last until March 31, 2022.
Under the theme of detoxifying traditional capitalism (under the Capitalocene) and engendering new capital, the initial concept of the biennale was to have all the artists come and work with the locals to engender the potential cultural capital of the sites. The curators and artists collaborate with experts to activate the capital of nature, infrastructure, and institutions in an alternative way.
We are trying to figure out what is going on around us now and what we can do in the uncertain future. It’s like playing and struggling on a puddle of mud. It is a detox and a practice to engender new capital. The title Butterflies Frolicking on the Mud expresses our miserable but courageous state. It also indicates the “capital” of hope that emerges from the midst of anxiety and uncertainty.
Participating Artists: Atacama Desert Foundation, Maxwell Alexandre, Hicham Berrada, Bianca Bondi, Montien Boonma, Mathieu Merlet-Briand, Yanyun Chen, Liu Chuang, Sandra Cinto, Gohar Dashti, Charlotte Dumas, Olafur Eliasson, Jan Fabre, Yang Fudong, John Gerrard, Shilpa Gupta, David Hammons, Federico Herrero, Chris Huen Sin-kan, Junya Ishigami, Rinko Kawauchi, Keiken, Nile Koetting, Koichi Sato and Hideki Umezawa, Alongkorn Lauwatthana and Homesawan Umansap, Kwanchai Lichaikul, Make or Break, Haroon Mirza, Yllang Montenegro, Ngoc Nau, Krit Ngamsom, David O’Reilly, Uriel Orlow, PHKA Studio, PNAT, Pomme Chan, Akras Pornkajornkijkul, Boonserm Premthada, Herwig Scherabon, Sema Thai, Slowstitch Studio, Sim Chi Yin, Elias Sime, Eli Sudbrack, Som Supaparinya, SUPERFLEX, Mio Suzuki, Min Tanaka, Rudee Tancharoen, Tsuyoshi Tane, Zai Tang,Prasit Wichaya, YANTOR, Giacomo Zaganelli.
Liu Chuang, Bitcoin Mining and Field Recordings of Ethnic Minorities, 2018
6k (5760 x 1080), color, sound
Commissioned for ‘Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence’ with the support of the Mao Jihong Arts Foundation
Liu Chuang’s video installation constructs a speculative journey through the history of technology, infrastructure, ecology and finance, intertwining this with anthropological knowledges and science fiction’s global imaginary. During his field trips, the artist observed that a large number of bitcoin mining sites are located inside abandoned hydroelectric plants in the rural terrains of Western China, an area also home to many minority groups. Contextualising questions of capital investment within histories of science and popular culture, the work makes lateral epistemological connections and reminds us that the deployment of cutting-edge technology is dependent on ecological and minority intelligences. Liu also explores how developments in infrastructure and capital have rendered these intelligences fragile, underlining the related destinies of the particular and the planetary. (by Cosmopolis 2#, Centre Pompidou)作品信息Information