SShu Lea Cheang
with no subtitles
Lea Cheang is a multi-media artist originally from Taiwan, but is
now based only on the net. In 1999, Cheang produced the web project
BRANDON based on the tragic life of Brandon Teena. BRANDON is the
very first internet art project commissioned by the New York Guggenheim
Asian Expressions: X-travaganza Porn
unofficial sequel to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, I.K.U. is an experimental
extravaganza of images, animation, sound, sex, technological bodies
and sophisticated props. The film tells a bizarre story set in the
fantasy world of the Japanese porn genre SM, which stands for 'salary
development of the I.K.U. system by the GENOM Corporation reaches
its final stage. I.K.U. technology will enable people to have orgasms
without the use of genitals, since I.K.U. data are directly delivered
to the brain by connecting to the I.K.U. server.
To complete the I.K.U. system, it is necessary to collect the orgasm
data of all individuals. Therefore, GENOM Corporation sends salary
man Dizzy to New Tokyo to collect orgasm through his beloved Reiko,
who can change into seven replicants to collect all different sorts
is set in an era when business controls personal pleasure. Distinct
genders as well as the identity of the human race are blurring.
Going beyond the genre of porn, the film is also a unique piece
of digital art that uses computer techniques and structures combined
with humor drawn exclusively from Japanese manga.
Shu Lee Cheang will be present at the screening.