Water-C 2.0
Xie Yuhuan (China)
Multimedia installation
Dimensions variable

The work depicts a story: In a future with water scarcity, humans create a research and development (R&D) team to develop a liquid to replace water, called "water-C"; In the process, a fusion mutation occurs between the container "Gamma" (that stores water-C) and Water-C, during which the test subject, 50, acquires “consciousness” and escapes from the laboratory. In the future, mankind would begin to make amends for the past predicaments, trying to find a new substance to extend human life, looking for the possible existence of another forms of life. At present, although in discussions on AI a frequent topic is whether humans would be replaced, people are still arguing whether AI can be controlled by man, since the unknown is most dreadful. When we fancy time beyond time, a life beyond life, technology is destined to entangle with life, and thereby art emerges.

Xie Yuhuan
Born in 1996 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, Xie Yuhuan graduated from the New Media Art Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2020. She began her postgraduate studies in the Experimental Art College of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2021.

location: University of Macau Museum of Art
01/09/2023 - 05/11/2023