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By Xin Wei Sha

In this demanding yet exhilarating paintings, Sha Xin Wei argues for an method of materiality encouraged by way of non-stop arithmetic and technique philosophy. Investigating the consequences of such an method of media and subject within the concrete environment of install- or event-based paintings and expertise, Sha maps a family tree of topological media -- that's, of an articulation of continuing topic that relinquishes a priori gadgets, topics, and egos and but constitutes price and novelty. Doing so, he explores the ethico-aesthetic effects of topologically growing performative occasions and computational media. Sha's interdisciplinary research is educated through thinkers starting from Heraclitus to Alfred North Whitehead to Gilbert Simondon to Alain Badiou to Donna Haraway to Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari.

Sha strains the serious flip from illustration to functionality, bringing up a sequence of installation-events anticipated and outfitted during the last decade. His research bargains a clean approach to conceive and articulate interactive fabrics of latest media, one encouraged through continuity, box, and philosophy of procedure. Sha explores the consequences of this for philosophy and social stories of expertise and technological know-how suitable to the construction of analysis and paintings. Weaving jointly philosophy, aesthetics, serious idea, arithmetic, and media experiences, he indicates how brooding about the realm by way of continuity and technique might be proficient via computational applied sciences, and what such pondering implies for rising paintings and technology.

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