Jing Xu is an interdisciplinary artist currently living in London. She explores the relationship between future humans and the world through practices including digital image making, 3d printed wearable device making and performance. From the perspective of xeno-feminism, she explores queer identity, technology, and spiritualism through the cyborg metaphor.
I want to share my one-year journey here, which has been a year of huge transformation for me on a personal level. I started the year with a very confusing and painful spring, a year in which I was more desperate to find out who I am and who I really am deep down than in any of the previous years. On my journey to find myself, accompanied by my friends, I began a way of living, creating, and learning that was very different from what I had done before. Instead of creating with a clear plan or purpose, I chose to empty myself completely and let life guide me into the unknown and mysterious territory. I started from the entity of Cyborg, which led me to explore the future and the ancient, the virtual and the real/surreal, the body and the soul.
Medium:Digital Images, 3D printing, Performance
Looking outward into the world from the perspective of the womb: exploring technology, the body, spirituality, and the energy of life, experiencing how the sympathetic nervous system tears through the boundaries of matter in a ritualistic scenario. The intersection of ancient spiritual practices and future rituals is explored in a non-linear expression through ambient electronic music, generative digital moving images, and 3D printing technology, connected by interactive programming. Cyborg’s body carries a mix of identities. Human, machine, and beast combined: summoning otherworldly energy to surrender spirits. Post-Anthropocene debris creates Stone Age electronic lullabies and non-dualistic technological allegories.