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Tech Paralysis (2019)

Based on my dream and sleep paralysis, this video performance work tells the struggle of losing connections in the digital age.

This project began with glitch. One day, while cleaning my laptop, I encountered a stack of waveform audio files dancing in an uncanny wave.
A glitch.

I noticed more glitches when there was a period that I felt emotionally disconnected; suddenly errors occurred on my phone, social media and video platforms. Everything around me seemed eerily caught in a field of glitch, sharing the same feeling of disconnection.


Roger Penrose said, the logical calculation of a computer can not provoke intuition, as consciousness is not “algorithmic”. However, for me, glitches are the intuition of a machine. They break through the barrier of programming, open up the entry to uncertainty, and interfere with digits from elsewhere.