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By Xin Wei Sha

In this tough yet exhilarating paintings, Sha Xin Wei argues for an method of materiality encouraged through non-stop arithmetic and strategy philosophy. Investigating the consequences of such an method of media and topic within the concrete surroundings of install- or event-based paintings and expertise, Sha maps a family tree of topological media -- that's, of an articulation of constant subject that relinquishes a priori gadgets, matters, and egos and but constitutes worth and novelty. Doing so, he explores the ethico-aesthetic outcomes of topologically developing performative occasions and computational media. Sha's interdisciplinary research is educated through thinkers starting from Heraclitus to Alfred North Whitehead to Gilbert Simondon to Alain Badiou to Donna Haraway to Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari.

Sha lines the severe flip from illustration to functionality, mentioning a chain of installation-events expected and outfitted over the last decade. His research bargains a clean strategy to conceive and articulate interactive fabrics of latest media, one encouraged via continuity, box, and philosophy of approach. Sha explores the consequences of this for philosophy and social reviews of expertise and technological know-how proper to the construction of study and artwork. Weaving jointly philosophy, aesthetics, serious concept, arithmetic, and media reports, he indicates how considering the area when it comes to continuity and procedure might be expert by way of computational applied sciences, and what such considering implies for rising artwork and technology.

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