Technology’s role in human characterisation
Dimensional Sampling #1, an audio-visual installation by artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) with sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) explores the rise of QR codes worldwide, especially in China where they have become an integral part of modern life, from paying for goods, to identifying senior citizens – and even memorialising the life stories of the dead on tombstones.
Cao Yuxi(James)is an artist and coder based in New York City who defines himself as an idealist trying to redeem his pledge under the social pragmatism pressure. Cao Yuxi designs, collaborates and consults on projects across the spectrum of sound-visualisation, programming and computing. His innovative approach to creating art and incorporating technology has enabled Cao Yuxi to generate and shape numerous design projects including space design, new media art installation and public art in both China, Europe and the USA.
Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) is an artist based in Hong Kong. He received his BMus in Composition and Electronic Music and MFA in Creative Media at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and The Hong Kong City University respectively. Lawrence enjoys researching different art disciplines. Apart from his music, ranging from numerous chamber ensembles, orchestra, Chinese instruments, live electronics and live audiovisual works, he also delivers his creativity in theatre, gallery and other possible spaces as a musician, performer, sound designer.