Ian Cheng

BOB

Cheng’s work explores mutation, the history of human consciousness and our capacity as a species to relate to change. Drawing on principles of video game design, improvisation and cognitive science, Cheng develops live simulations – virtual ecosystems of infinite duration, populated with agents who are programmed with behavioural drives but left to self-evolve without authorial intent, following the unforgiving causality found in nature.

Photo: Andrea Rossetti

Marshmallow Laser Feast

The tides within us
‘The Tides Within Us’ explores the journey of oxygen from the lungs to the heart and body in a series of installations that echo the ecosystems within nature using medical imaging technology.