Shu Lea Cheang: Art, Queer Technologies and Social Interference
2 Sep 2013

To coincide with a new exhibition being held by the artist at Furtherfield in London, The White Building hosts a special talk by Shu Lea Cheang.

As an artist, conceptualist, filmmaker, networker, Shu Lea Cheang constructs networked installation and multi-player performance in participatory impromptu mode. 

Cheang drafts sci-fi narratives in her film scenarios and artwork imagination. She builds social interface and open networks that permit public participation. Engaged in media activism with transgressive plots for two decades (the 80s and 90s) in New York City, Cheang concluded her NYC period with the first Guggenhaim museum web art commission/collection BRANDON (1998-1999). 

Cheang expands her cross-genre-gender borderhack performative works since relocated in Eurozone in 2000. Currently situated in post-net BioNet zone, Cheang is composting the city, the net while mutating virus and hosting seeds underground parties.