Snow Yunxue Fu

3D Moving Image with Audio, HD 1080, 3 mins 13 sec, 2016 

Project Description:
A quote from Video Installation Art: The Body, the Image, and the Space-in-Between by Margaret Morse best summarizes the idea of the piece: "A subject in this everyday world is surrounded by images and a built environment that are, at times, hard to tell apart. Three-dimensional objects are no longer a prior reality to be represented, but rather seem to be blowups of a two-dimensional world. Two and three dimensions interchange freely with each other in a derealizing process so hard to grasp that we turn to catch words like postmodernism in desperation..."

Project Studio Assistants:
Visual Assistant: Max Crider
Sound Commission: Daniel Brookman

Snow Yunxue Fu is a New Media Artist, Curator, and Assistant Arts Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Using topographical computer-rendered images and installations, her practice merges historical, post-photographic, philosophical, and painterly explorations into the universal aesthetic and definitive nature of the techno sublime. Working with post-photographic imaging technologies such as 3D simulation, AR, XR, and the metaverse, her practice echoes the investigations of historical Chinese and Western painters who peered into 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.

Fu’s work has exhibited globally in the Venice Architecture Biennale, Times Square ZAZ Billboard, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Pioneer Works, Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, the NADA Art Fair, and her work has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Pearl River Delta Art News. She has presented her research at School of the Art Institute of Chicago; University of Chicago; China Academy of Art, Tsinghua University; SIGGRAPH; SIGGRAPH Asia; International Symposium on Electronic Art; Chinese American Art Faculty Symposium; and The Center of Chinese Art at William Paterson University. Most recently, she has built and curated exhibitions and events in the VR WSPark - Metaverse Exhibition Project, co-hosted by the DSLCollection. Her work has been collected by the Duende Art Museum in Guangdong, China; Ellen and Richard Sandor Family Collection; Current Museum of Art; multiple NFT collections, and, at the age of five, by the National Art Museum of China.


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