A Matter of Orientation

VR Installation
Variable
2023
"A Matter of Orientation" translates Edward Said’s critique of Orientalism into a new digital reality configured by large language models and gamification of storytelling. Players are immersed in an interactive VR temple that recontextualizes Oriental objects from San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum (AAM) into deep-fake videos, image-to-3D models, text-to-image stories and architecture, and generative script writing. In their algorithmic recreation, these historical artifacts amplify the cultural distance already traveled away from their geographic home.

In collaboration with Oksana Kryzhanivska

Other Works


  1. A Matter of Orientation
  2. Dong Xuan
  3. What Kind of Ancestors Will We Become?
  4. Martha
  5. Survivors of a Lying Species
  6. Everything Is A Decaying Lump of Now
  7. Goose and Crocodile
  8. Disoriental Flavors (after Edward Said)
  9. The Immortal Gold Rabbit
  10. Welcome To Jungle Florida
  11. Colorbound
  12. Birdcage
  13. Colonial White
  14. China White
  15. Hanging Fruit
  16. The Impossibility of Home
  17. Reading the Rainbow
  18. Good Vibrations
  19. Intergalactic Immigration Office
  20. Vibrating Pink Egg
  21. Skinny Dipping
  22. White Lie
  23. Who’s Afraid of Chinatown Orange?
  24. Parental Guidance
  25. Movable Wave
  26. Portal
  27. Augmented Door
  28. Impermanent Infinity
  29. Expanded Field
  30. People Take Warning: Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs
  31. Day of the Painter
  32. Oedipal Art Wrestling
  33. I’M RESIGNING, I’M HEREBY OFICIALLY TENDERING MY RESIGNATION AS AN ADULT!
  34. Longing for the stars, Longing for the moon
  35. All work and no play makes art a dull boy