[ISEA95] Artists Statement: Shaolin Wooden Men — We are Sound

Artists Statement

Shaolin Wooden Men are digital media constructs whose “bodies” are made of sound. Virtual personalities of a culture increasingly fascinated by the synthetic, they perform and release their sound in collaboration with human participants.”We are never what you think we are.” In We are Sound, the S.W.M. invite you into a “media temple” to demonstrate their mission to “Recontruct the sonic landscape in order to preserve imagination”.

  • Shaolin Wooden Men (Australia)  Their acronym-pseudonym — S.W.M. — first appeared in 1994 on a self-titled audio CD release, followed by video clips and a second CD entitled The Hungry Forest in 1995. Described as new SD pop media entities with bodies made of sound, nobody knows their true identity. Soon they will perform a world tour on a silver disc.