Swiss Institute: SI Visions
Swiss Institute: SI Visions
Presented by Swiss Institute in collaboration with UBS, SI: Visions is a new video series that provides engaging insight into the work of some of today’s most forward-looking artists from a first-person perspective. Created in close collaboration with the artists, the videos focus on key individual topics that inform and inspire their work. SI: VISIONS depicts the texture and energy of creative processes and ideas, offering new perspectives on the ways artists see the world as they navigate specialist information, new materials and networks of collaborators.
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SI Visions: Amy Yao on The Politics of Waste
For this installment of the SI: Visions series, LA-based artist Amy Yao tells us how concerns about the politics behind pollution, industrialization, and consumerism impact her art.
SI: Visions | Heman Chong on The Art in Writing
SI: Visions | Samson Young on Role Playing
Hong Kong based artist Samson Young discusses how his early experiences playing video games in languages that he didn't understand informed his approaches to composition, improvisation and role play in his work.
SI: Visions - Nancy Lupo on Being Always Already
SI: Visions | Lena Henke on Autocartography
New York based artist Lena Henke discusses her fascination with urban planning and design, and in particular the notorious city planner Robert Moses, who took a 'meat axe' to the New York as though it were a sculpture of his own. From the BQE to Dead Horse Bay, Henke describes a personal psychogeography of the city.
SI Visions: Jordan Wolfson on Emotional Mechanics
For this installment of the SI: Visions series, artist Jordan Wolfson discusses how he is inspired to create work that generates both a physical and emotional response from his audiences.
SI: Visions | Ian Cheng on the Society of Mind
Ian Cheng, an artist who creates digital simulations, discusses the models and theories of consciousness which have informed the way characters behave. Drawing from the history of improvisational theater, Cheng works in order to create adaptive characters who can grow and respond to complex situations.
SI: Visions | Alex Israel on the California Dream
Alex Israel discusses the powerful visions of teen culture and youth captured by the Californian entertainment industries, and reflected in the LA landscape.
SI: Visions | Christina Forrer on Battles in Tapestry
Taking her inspiration from online videos of cat fights and sporting events, and from everyday scenes of conflict on the street, Christina Forrer describes her process of transforming battles and struggles into intricate weavings.
SI: Visions | Dora Budor on The Anatomy of Sci-Fi Cinema
Dora Budor dissects the relationships between the urban architecture and prosthetic bodies of Sci-Fi cinema.
SI: Visions | Simon Denny on Shanzhai in Shenzhen
Simon Denny describes his interest in the market for fake and imitation goods in Shenzhen, one of China's most prominent Special Economic Zones.
SI: Visions | Sean Raspet on Artificial Flavors
Sean Raspet describes his interest in the chemical structure of flavors and scents, and considers how molecular analysis presents new ways of thinking about the potential of art objects and their relationship to audiences.
SI: Visions | Julia Tcharfas on Artificial Ecosystems
Revealing the scope of her research on closed system environments, artist and curator Julia Tcharfas considers Biosphere II in Arizona, and its implications for life on other planets.
SI: Visions | Korakrit Arunanondchai on Spirituality in HD
Korakrit Arunanondchai discusses the animistic nature of contemporary digital technology, in relation to faith, spirituality and design.