IV INTERNATIONAL ECOPERFORMANCE FILM FESTIVAL
January 2024. CG Short film “WATER ALWAYS GOES WHERE IT WANTS TO GO” will participate in the IV International Ecoperformance Film Festival in Romania. This project also participates in Watering Words, at AgitLab in Portugal, a hydrofeminism platform of poetry and various arts, later this year.
NEW WORK PRODUCTION
January 2024. “WATER ALWAYS GOES WHERE IT WANTS TO GO” a collaboration between actress and dancer Alina Tofan and media artist Yiou Wang is under production at the fusion of performance and virtual scenography. An ongoinig conversation and lifelong research on the corporealities of art and of environment, a work in sync with my thoughts on puppetry and shamanism.
INTERVIEW BY FREUDE.FOREVER, MAGAZINE OF BMW
September 2023. Featured Mixanthropy in the II issue of FREUDE.FOREVER: THE NEW NEUE, on the duo’s creative journey integrating futuristic innovations with ancient storytelling.
TALK AT SIGGRAPH 2023; LOS ANGELES
August 2023. Talk at the 50th ACM SIGGRAPH “METEMPSYCHOSIS IN MEDIA, SLEEP AND CHOREOGRAPHY” presenting the art concept, methodology, and result of MORPHAI.
Exhibition of MORPHAI as part of Sociability of Sleep
July 2023. Exhibition “InSomnolence” by art collective Sociability of Sleep in Montreal will feature two-channel video + sleep pod installation MORPHAI as the result of the SoS project and residency.
ASIAN MEDIA ARTS, KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL CANADA
June 2023. “TRAVELING SOUL” invited to be screened at Dazibao Gallery as part of Asian Media Arts of the 10th Korean Film Festival Canada, in Montreal. CG virtual retelling of an Indian myth integrating animal motion capture, TRAVELING SOUL won the Cloud Award by audience choice.
CURATION OF ALTERNATIVE IMMERSIVE SHOW
May 2023. Opening of Yiou’s first co-curated immersive online art show “TIES THAT CANNOT BE UNBOUND,” as a co-curator, jury member and designer along with UAAD. Featured in New Art City media arts festival. Explore.
SOUTHERN SWEDEN DESIGN DAYS
May 2023. In collaboration with Sweden-based artist Jingbei Zheng, Mixanthropy premiered a series of computational biophilic sculptures and corresponding animation video titled “IN-BETWEEN EMERGENCE.”
INTERVIEW ARTICLE ON UAAD
April 2023. In conversation with Amy Jiang, UAAD, about my practice and recent projects focused on animacy of individuals, organisms and architecture. Read.
ARTICLE AT YOUNG VISIONS, “CROSSING BORDERS”
March 2023. In conversation with Ardennes Ornati, Young Visions, on Mixanthropy’s creative journey creating boundary-fluid myth archetypes as well as living as boundary-fluid individuals. Read.
Sleep’s Other Selves Workshop
February 2023. Artist and MITACS scholar Yiou Wang has been working on the project Morphai as part of Sociability of Sleep. This workshop is a live demo of the artwork, accompanied by Yiou’s talk on the concept and methodology of this work and her general practice at the intersection of the ancient and the futuristic, and followed by a discussion involving audience participation in using the augmented cognition avatar system she is developing.
Hackathon Demo of LIVE MOCAP PERFORMANCE Pipeline
October 2022. Through a single cell phone camera, Mimetik is a mocap-driven real-time pipeline that enables real-time performances and concerts online, crossing the borders between reality and virtuality. Among 500+ participants and 100+ teams from the top universities in the world we got 1st in Entertainment track and the Meta award for Best Metaverse Innovation.
Mixanthropy is the art collective and media production studio by Yiou Wang and Meichun Cai which started in 2022
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