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Shùjùxiàn 數據線
Art + Data Exhibit
Mozilla Festival, London, 2018
Can we muddle the spatial properties of our data traces through digital artefacts built out of transnational collaborations? Shùjùxiàn 數據線 “drinking from the data lines” consisted of a set of gif artworks featured at the Art x Data exhibit at Mozilla Festival with V&A and Tate Digital Learning. I developed each piece from a series of co-creative app chats with makers in China and the U.K., where we exchanged a data grapevine of donated ’stickers’, or customised mp4 images and memes shared amongst the 1 billion users of China’s WeChat messaging platform. Our chats were consensually monitored with recording apps, and then remixed into gif artworks using other apps, making their contribution chains difficult to trace. Interrogating what it means to build networked art across digital platforms that may be monitored at any time, Shùjùxiàn reflects on the surveillance dynamics of transnational collaboration, and sends web crawlers on a playful hunt through glitched medias. 



i want to dance for the renewal of the world.” - robin well kimmerer