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MY PROJECT-BASED, MULTIDISCIPLINARY PRACTICE AIMS TO MAP OUT HOW HAVE MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY WARPED THE INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE MIND AND BODY. EACH PROJECT BEGINS WITH AN INSTANCE IN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE THAT STOOD OUT TO ME, AN ASIAN AMERICAN IMMIGRANT. SO I USE TECHNIQUES LIKE HACKING, CONSTRUCTION, VISUAL EFFECTS, STAGING, AND ACTING, TO RECREATE THE SCENARIO WITH MY OWN HANDS. I EMBED MY LABOR INTO THESE SEEMINGLY READYMADE PLATFORMS AND SYSTEMS AS A WAY TO LEARN THROUGH REPETITION, COMPREHEND, AND MAKE IT MINE, BUT ALSO TO HONOR THE INVISIBLE LABOR OF THE IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY. 

 

THE FINAL PRESENTATION OFTEN TAKES ITS FORM AS AN INSTALLATION THAT COMBINES SCULPTURAL, PERFORMANCE, AND NEW MEDIA ELEMENT THAT STRIPS AWAYS THE AUDIENCE’S PASSIVITY AND EXPECTATION. IT SHEDS LIGHT ON THE LONG-TERM EFFECT MEDIA TECHNOLOGY HAVE HAD ON THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE COLLECTIVE, FROM MENTAL HEALTH, SELF-IDENTITY, TO ITS BIGGER ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES.

ALEXANDER SI IS A NEW YORK-BASED CONCEPTUAL ARTIST, CURATOR, AND PUBLISHER.

HE IS ALSO THE FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF 24EBROADWAY

A CURATORIAL & EDITORIAL PROJECT SPACE LOCATED IN CHINATOWN.

E: ALEX@24EBROADWAY.COM 

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