[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: Yuxi (James) Cao – THOUSANDS LI OF RIVERS AND MOUNTAINS

Artist Statement

Digital Prints and Screen (2014)

Thousands Li of Rivers and Mountains repaints a traditional landscape painting from the northern Song dynasty using 2014 data from the air quality index of Beijing. The data introduces the reality of environmental degradation into traditional views of the Chinese landscape, raising questions about contemporary values.

  • Yuxi (James) Cao is a creative technologist and artist who has presented different sound and visual performances and installations between experimental venues in New York, Beijing and Hangzhou in China. He works and studies in New York City.

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