Past Art Fair | Randall's Island Park, Manhattan, New York

Art Fair: Frieze Art Fair New York 2016

Duration: 2016.05.05 - 2016.05.08
Artist:  LI Ming
Address: Randall's Island Park, Manhattan, New York

The transformation of physical activities into abstract data — the human body rendered as sheer information — motivates the project. The artist applies the same magnetic ink used by police to collect fingerprints onto iPhone screen covers, which captures a record of individuals’ behavior and access to data. At the same time as compiling a pseudo-forensic archive, these “swipes” produce monochrome, gestural compositions. These patterns are later printed onto the printed kites. In the videos, the artist flyed them on the sky, as if claiming their own shadowy existence.