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By Xin Wei Sha

In this hard yet exhilarating paintings, Sha Xin Wei argues for an method of materiality encouraged through non-stop arithmetic and technique philosophy. Investigating the results of such an method of media and subject within the concrete environment of install- or event-based artwork and expertise, Sha maps a family tree of topological media -- that's, of an articulation of constant topic that relinquishes a priori gadgets, matters, and egos and but constitutes worth and novelty. Doing so, he explores the ethico-aesthetic results of topologically developing performative occasions and computational media. Sha's interdisciplinary research is trained via thinkers starting from Heraclitus to Alfred North Whitehead to Gilbert Simondon to Alain Badiou to Donna Haraway to Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari.

Sha lines the serious flip from illustration to functionality, mentioning a chain of installation-events predicted and equipped over the last decade. His research bargains a clean approach to conceive and articulate interactive fabrics of recent media, one encouraged by means of continuity, box, and philosophy of technique. Sha explores the consequences of this for philosophy and social experiences of know-how and technological know-how appropriate to the construction of analysis and artwork. Weaving jointly philosophy, aesthetics, severe conception, arithmetic, and media stories, he indicates how wondering the realm by way of continuity and strategy may be proficient through computational applied sciences, and what such considering implies for rising artwork and technology.

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