Ian Cheng: Forking At Perfection
The work of the American artist Ian Cheng (b. 1984) explores the nature of mutation and the capacity of humans to relate to change. Drawing on principles of video game design, improvisation, and Darwinian brutality, Cheng has developed so-called “live simulations,” living virtual ecosystems that begin with basic programmed properties, but are left to self-evolve without authorial control or end. In his first solo exhibition in Switzerland, Cheng presented two versions of the simulation Emissary Forks At Perfection.
Hardcover, 173 x 235 mm
Images 64 color
Published by JRP|Ringier
Design: Studio Marie Lusa