LIN Ke | Lens from E-world


Chronus Art Center (CAC) is pleased to present Lens from E-world, an exhibition by the Chinese artist LIN Ke.

Lens from E-world is the sixth work of a series of parallel online projects under the theme of Folklore of the Cyber World organized by Chronus Art Center, the new media art partner institution of the Chinese Pavilion, la Biennale di Venezia 2015. Folklore of the Cyber World extends the Other Future envisioned by the Chinese Pavilion to cyberspace, revealing the vigor and brio of the younger generation of Chinese artists in their critical engagement with the pervasive media society and creative use of new technologies.LING Ke, a digital native who mesmerizes us with the mystics of a laptop ballad, rhyming with the clinching of hard drives and USB sticks and the chiming of keyboards, for him the folklore of the cyber world rehearses a joyful choir sung by a throng of things, human and nonhuman.

Lens from E-world

2015 | LIN Ke | Browser-based Webpage


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On one planet in the universe that is N light-year way from the earth – one may calculate how many ten thousand years in terms of human history - a human being presses the button of a camera and take a photo of the earth. Click!

This is the lens from the cyber world.

This is an online project by Lin ke and Dai Meimei.

Lin Ke is a male visual artist, and Dai Meimei is a female programmer.This is a communication between the homo sapiens and the machine.

In this work, the artist Lin Ke is responsible for the idea and the visuals while the programmer Dai Meimei works with computer language. Their collaboration was a pleasant and profound exchange.

The visual artist think: we are the legendary artificial intelligence, and have been evolving profoundly. We are very old.

The programmer said: Oh wow, I don’t know, my language ability is declining and almost falls to zero.

About the artist


Self-narration by the artist:

I graduated from the New Media Arts Department of the China Academy of Fine Arts, making video and image and other works without using (video) cameras. My studio is my computer. I use computer screen recording software to record computer operations and for rehearsals on the screen whereby video files are generated immediately following the termination of such behaviors, throughout which no nonlinear editing software is used.

I’m quite experienced in working with computer and its operating systems, and I can always find new possibilities - this becomes the main text of my creation. My friends thus comment that I have a robot soul. Once I finish the recording of an exploration of a new possibility, I retreat from the role as an operator of the behavior per se, becoming one of the viewers. Sliding the mouse on the screen is by no means a mechanical movement, but rather it stands for the extension of human hand and the movement of the mouse cursor embodies the rhythm of life.

The cyber world has its own principles. I use the functions of some daily software to build my games. I provide the rules of the games. The cyber world is a simulated world. I am like a window of the cyber world through which the virtual is simulated from the real and the real is restored from the virtual. Raining and downloading are very similar, and waiting for the glitch on the screen is the same as waiting for a lightening in the real world.  What distinguishes me from the web-based creative works as a website of a single form is that for me the Internet is a play yard and a text that provides me with more possibilities awaiting experiment.

“Folklore of the Cyber World” Series Artists & Exhibition Durations:

SHEN Xin: Rhythms of Work - Means Something to You2015.5.8-6.7

GUO Xi & ZHANG Jianling: The Grand Voyage2015.6.8-7.7

MIAO Ying: Holding A Kitchen Knife to Cut the Internet Cable2015.7.8-8.7

WANG Yuyang: Lettering - A work of The Dictionary Series2015.8.8-9.16

YE Funa: Nail to Go2015.9.17-10.16

LIN Ke: Lens from E-world2015.10.17-11.22