Deep Fake 2019
I made Deep Fake out of a response to the news. People now can use technology to imitate audio, video, pictures, and any other file uploaded into a computer. It’s frightening, and it reminds me that I never know if who I’m talking to online is a fabricated artificial being or is a real human. There are demons embedded in the wires weaving in and out of this piece. We’ve created a malevolent spirit who travels through the invisible wavelengths between bluetooth and wireless technologies. I tried to recreate that idea through this piece.
The Vicissitudes of Time 2019
I am stuck in a limbo hell between where I am now and where I want to be. I am stuck in the chasm of everlasting depth and can’t seem to find a way out. I reach from this hell to grasp any hand that would have mine. An evil being is always watching me with its laser focus with eyes all around him. He’s making sure I don’t succeed and live life to the fullest. I keep reaching out and trying to run from the destruction that escapes its eyes and hits me. I keep trying to climb out of this life that is hell and keep failing.
The Eye Cloud 2019
One day, I had the thought, “iCloud” kind of sounds like “Eye Cloud”, and it got me thinking. Through the news, we see how big tech is using its cloud technology as surveillance on its netizens. I was always wary of Apple’s iCloud, because I always felt like I was being watched. I never felt safe putting my hard-earned work onto its servers, although I do it through Google. I feel both safe and in danger after uploading my files onto Google’s servers, because I never know if someone can just go in there and hack it or if Google will use it for its own purposes. This piece contains a cloud full of eyes. It makes me wonder if I have any privacy anymore. I walk outside and see clouds above me, wondering if there are satellites above them. I log onto my cloud technology servers, and wonder if my files are being watched. The connecting tissue between each eye in The Eye Cloud represent neuro-wires, cables and cords that characterize much of how we transfer information today.
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Teddy L Wang
Transhumanist Visual Artist, Teddy L Wang, was born to Taiwanese immigrants in Arlington, Texas in 1983. His earliest known drawing was made on a bookshelf when he just was a child in Plano, Texas. Teddy grew up consuming Science-Fiction & Fantasy stories through video games, films, and television shows. These forms of entertainment have been fueling his passion for and have given him a reason to write and draw what he thinks and feels through words and pictures. The artist graduated from The Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in 2006 and has been living and working in Tainan, Taiwan since 2007.
Teddy’s work has been shown in galleries in New York, Florida, Texas, and throughout the country of Taiwan.