Tianyi Sun and Fiel Guhit are 99 Canal’s new resident artists that have been using “Studio 1” to conceptualize, create, and practice the performance chapter of an ongoing project of interlocking parts that will be presented at Artists Space on the 1st of April, 2023.
Tianyi Sun (b. 1996) is a multidisciplinary artist that explores the structural functioning of digital interfaces, archival systems, and imaging technologies through the creation of responsive environments that confront the body’s relationships with systems that both oppress and console.
Fiel Guhit (b. 1986) is an artist and engineer that creates experiential software objects to simulate and invert the ways in which innovation has distanced the human experience—a break away from normalized patterns to reveal margins of “error” as margins of possibility.
Though Sun and Guhit maintain distinct points of departure, their practices converge in exploring the affects of technology—the subjective experiences, feelings and emotions that emerge through such encounters. Through their collaborations, Sun and Guhit interweave sculpture, sound, performance, and machine learning to produce immersive and interactive works that explore contemporary networked systems and the hegemonic structures embedded within generative technologies.
The chapter: VISIBLE_DEVICES projects the audience into a total information environment in which machine learning algorithms are given physicality through visual and sonic representations. As such, the performance attempts to trace the black box of technology—rendering the invisible. But despite its visibility, it remains an incomprehensible experience. VISIBLE_DEVICES tests the limits of our capacity to generate possible futures in the shadow of monolithic archives and the relentless extrapolations of ‘generative’ algorithms.
99 Canal’s program is comprised of three long term studios for New York based artists and one short term residency program for international artists. An open call will be announced for the short term program at the end of each trimester. For more information about the program please address to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org