So grateful for having the work shown this way, especially during these times
Submerged, Large Scale Public LED Screen Display
- Curated by Qin Wu
- Shown by Poly Art (IG Handle: PolyArtOfficial)
- On view at city center of Wuhan at Jianghan Road, China
- November 2022
Submerged is an immersive digital landscape painting made up of various moving virtual bodily parts. The fragments of the human body parts are textured with galaxy-like materials on them, and it hopes to underline the interconnectivity that we all have with each other as human beings, especially in material matters and forms. Fu creates scenes of experimental abstraction that translate the concept of liminality into the digital experience. The word liminal is often used to discuss the sublime within digital space, conjuring up notions of time, space, and perception, and echoing the experience of the sublime in nature.
Snow Yunxue Fu is a New Media Artist, Curator, and Assistant Arts Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Institute of Emerging Media. Working with imaging technologies, such as 3D Simulation, AR, XR, and the Metaverse, she creates computer-rendered images, moving images, interactive projects, installations, etc, and merges sociological, anthropological, philosophical, and interdisciplinary explorations into the universal aesthetic and definitive nature of the techno sublime. Her practice is rooted in a post-photographic framework, researching societal relationships with imaging and VR experiences within a web 2.0 and now 3.0 context. Her practice also echoes the investigations of historical Chinese and Western painters who peered into the implications of our capacity to experience the sublime in nature. With a background in traditional Chinese and Western abstract painting, Fu saw her transition a decade ago into new media as a natural extension of her technical and conceptual research. As a female Chinese American immigrant, she lives an international dialogue and a felt betweenness, through which she investigates our shared humanity through the lens of technology.
*Studio assistant credit: Sara Roth
Logo design: Tonia Zhang