[-empyre-] Welcome Junting Huang and Zin Zhou

Renate Terese Ferro rferro at cornell.edu
Fri Mar 2 15:40:42 AEDT 2018

Welcome to the March discussion on –empyre-soft-skinned space, Noise: Disorientation, Contamination, and (Non)Communication.  We are thrilled to introduce monthly moderator Junting Huang who is a new member of the –empyre- editorial board and  co-moderator Xin Zhou.. While we see Junting regularly on the Cornell campus we are thrilled to include Xin Zhou who resides in Shanghai.  Below are their biographies. 
Thanks.  Renate

Junting Huang (CH) is the Assistant Curator of the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at Cornell University. He works in the areas of media theory, media art, digital studies, and sound studies. In particular, by examining contemporary literary and artistic practices (primarily in China and the U.S.), he has written on the issues of machine translation, digital poetry, sound and signification, theory of listening, and the aesthetics of noise. He is currently working on a project on the noise practices in contemporary Chinese art and media, which conceptualizes “noise” as the unstructured, extraneous, and erroneous traces that have nonetheless participated in the constructions of the aesthetics and politics of Chinese contemporaneity.

Xin ZHOU i(CH) s a researcher, writer and curator of film, video and media arts, currently based in Shanghai. He has curated public programs and film and video series at Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (Boston), Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (Seoul), UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art (Brooklyn), OCT Loft (Shenzhen), and The Performing Garage (NYC). He was co-curator of the 2nd Asian Film and Video Art Forum at MMCA in Seoul, and guest curator of the 2nd Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale at OCT Loft, Shenzhen. Recent projects include MONSOON, PRAYERS, NEW ROUTES: URBAN ISLAM ACROSS THE INDIAN OCEAN at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and ODE TO INFRASTRUCTURE at META Project Space, Shanghai. His writing has appeared in Artforum (China), The Brooklyn Rail, Film Comment, Social Factory: 10th Shanghai Biennale exhibition catalogue, and elsewhere. He has a MA in Cinema Studies from New York University, and was a Research Associate in the Department of Chinese Culture at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2016-2017).

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

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