A speculative visual and sonic fiction about silicon-based life forms, journeyed through five ecological stages: submarine, earth, living sand, dust, and not-earth.
Production: Edy Fung
Duration: 17 minutes and 33 seconds
Visual: Diarmuid Farrell
Sound: Quantum Foam
Text by Jean Baudrillard, Walter Benjamin, C.S. Lewis, Trevor Paglen, Nam June Paik, Hito Steyerl, and Richard Webb
Genre: Video Essay, Experimental, Conceptual
This work was commissioned By The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Edy Fung is a post-disciplinary artist, curator and music composer. Her current research focuses on the origins of machine electronics, logic and philosophy of information. With interest beyond the anthropocentric perspectives, she works with sound, text, documentation, archive, installation, sculpture, public intervention and transmission art. Together with her sonic project Quantum Foam//QNTMFM, her practice seeks to explore and address current technological paradigms and the resulting epistemic limitations.
Fung’s work has been presented at museums, art and music contexts internationally, including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Somerset House Studios, FACT Liverpool, MUTEK Montréal, Galway International Art Festival, Fylkingen Stockholm, Royal Hibernian Academy, Muine Bheag Arts, CCA Derry~Londonderry, and Golden Thread Belfast. In 2019-2020 she was a visiting research associate at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, QUB. Since 2023 she is a resident composer at the Elektronmusikstudion EMS.