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Open Systems Salon

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Open Systems is a student-led salon. It is an exhibition and social platform presented in dialogue with the ISCMA Symposium. Featuring works by PhD students at the School of Creative Media, the exhibition showcases the diverse practices and concepts within computational media art, including games, dance, video, installation, VR, 3D scanning and 3D printing. The salon also features an open space for artist talks, panel discussions, screenings, demos and social gatherings taking place throughout the conference.

Drawing from computing and systems theory, Open Systems suggests a network of social relations in an open and porous relationship to the world. Through the creation of a dialogic space, Open Systems presents an informal setting for the production of shared knowledge in a collaborative process. Notions of self-organization and participation suggest a concept of space that is collectively created through social gathering and discursive engagement – presenting an alternative format to traditional academic conferences. Visitors are welcome to join in on events and suggest topics for discussion.

The exhibition features works and projects by: Eugenia Kim; Gyung Jin Shin; Ann Mak; Lukasz Mirocha; Yeon-Kyoung Lim; Tobias Klein and Kyle Chung; Zimu Zhang and Zheng Lu Xinyuan; Peter Nelson, Andrew Luk and Alexis Mailles; Lisa Park SoYoung and Minka Stoyanova; Yujia Zhang, Zhouye Sun and Qing Xue.

Events Programme:

Fri 4th January:

Dance Performance, 1:30-2pm
Dancer: Eugenia Kim, Artist: Ann Mak
Dance performance to take place in the exhibition space (silver ball installation).

Opening Reception and LASER talk, 8-10pm
Speakers: Dr. Rosa Chan and Jacco Borggreve
Leonardo Art and Science Rendezvous on brain-computer interfaces and the quantified self.

Sat 5th January:

Artist Discussion, 12:45-2pm
Speakers: Anna Ridler and Ellen Pearlman
The artists will introduce new works exploring AI, brain computer interfaces, living cyborgs and the projects at the ThoughtWorks Arts Residency in New York.

Open Systems Salon Artist Talk, 3:45-5:15pm
Speakers: Andrew Luk, Lisa SoYoung Park, Kyle Chung, Lukasz Mirocha, Gyung Jin Shin
The artists of the Open Systems Salon will discuss their artworks and creative process.

Sun 6th January:

VR Demo: Machine-generated poetry and virtual landscapes, 12:45-2pm
Presenters: Suzana Ilić and Martina Jole Moro
Audiences can experience the VR artwork introduced at the Digital Animation Session.

Open Systems Salon Artist Talk, 4-5:30pm
Speakers: Yeon-Kyoung Lim, Zimu Zhang, Ann Mak, Sophie Yujia Zhang
The artists in the Open Systems Salon will discuss their artworks and creative process.

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TitleOpen Systems Salon
LocationRun Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Kong
PlaceHong Kong
Degree of recognitionLocal event