[-empyre-] Welcome to June on -empyre_ Introducing ShuLea Cheang,

Renate Terese Ferro rferro at cornell.edu
Fri Jun 1 12:01:56 AEST 2018

It is with great pleasure we introduce our Editorial Board Member ShuLea Cheang to the –empyre- community.  ShuLea has organized a robust month for June, “rehearsal of a network”
Based on her new project “rehearsal of a network “Mycelium Network Society” Shu Lea brings together a stunning group of guests for the month.  We invite and urge all of our interested –empyre subscribers to join in. Welcome ShuLea and thank you on behalf of –empyre-. 

Shu Lea Cheang (Taiwan/USA/France)

Shu Lea Cheang is 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. Engaged in media activism and video art for two decades (80s,90s) in New York city, Cheang concluded her NYC period with a cybernoia film FRESH KILL (1994) and the first Guggenheim museum web art commission/collection BRANDON (1998-1999). After releasing her second feature “I.K.U” (2000) at Sundance Film Festival, she relocated to Eurozone where she took up large scale installations 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 2017, she released her third feature FLUIDØ at Berlinale Berlin Film festival and is currently developing Unborn0x9, an ultrasound hacking performance and UKI, cinema interrupted , an interactive cinema with mobile game app. 

Renate Ferro
Visiting Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Art
Tjaden Hall 306
rferro at cornell.edu

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