In "Figment", rendered clouds and mountains, with their mediated counterparts, contemplate contemporary technological society’s relationship with the natural world. Layers of a metaphoric relationship with the moving images emerge – clouds are synonymous with digital culture, landscapes are realistically depicted stationary but are constructed. Lush CG mountainsides, with visual ties to the artists hometown in China play on perception and desire for a relationship with nature, yet it is synthetic, a liminal realm that we experience but cannot touch. "Figment" offers an experience of the digital sublime, which overlaps with our perception of the digital, landscape, our relationship with each, and the fundamental questions that follow, peering into the nature of our existence.
Snow Yunxue Fu is a new media artist and an Assistant Arts Professor at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She holds an MFA in Studio Art and BFA in Painting from the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (FVNMA) department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a BFA...More details