Artist Talk: Pete Jiadong Qiang
The artist, who was exhibiting a site-specific mixed reality installation HyperBody Portal: Stratholme.GoStop as part of the exhibition KIBLIX 2020–2021: Virtual Worlds Now, presented his interdisciplinary artistic practice. He focused in particular on the work HyperBody Portal, in which he explores the phenomenon or subculture of »fandom« in gaming, building Stratholme.GoStop as an open multi-level game composed of various 3D scans, texts, illustrations, visual cultural references and modified 3D objects. The project questions how the subculture of »fandom«, which includes imagination, culture, memory and affection for various digital technologies of visualisation, animation and socialisation, can be transposed into the real world to form specific hybrid realities that intersect with virtual technologies and our physical selves. The event was be held in English.