In the era of information explosion, macroscopic changes have created immense amount of information flow. Media, as “the extension of men”, is flooding us with more stimulation than our human senses can process. Technology, the internet and AI is constructing an accelerating virtual world that continues to divide us from physical reality.
In the wake of such development, a small group of young artists have turned their attention to the discussion of “self”, initiating a post-human discussion from a different perspective - they argue that human sensual experience should still be the cornerstone of how we perceive the world.
This is the generation of artists that were the first to benefit from development in digital technology, their rebellious movement isn’t driven by nostalgia, but the result of thinking critically and refocusing their attention to their own bodily experience.
The generation born in the 80s and 90s were the first to live fully immersed in the digital age. Yet as artists, they were also the first ones to notice the deception of the virtual world as a technological construct. So they call for the return to reality, and refocusing our own attention to the “self”.