Art in the Age of Viral Infection Miniseries | Proposal for Collaboration with Viral Entities (Artist: Pei-Ying Lin)

The Media & Arts Speaker series at Duke Kunshan University is a bi-weekly event that invites leading practitioners in media and arts to speak about their work and practice and engage with our DKU community.

The third miniseries of talks looks at the intersection of pandemic, virology, disease and art, presenting three artists whose works inspect the delicate relationship between ourselves and the sicknesses that plague us, presenting their unique perspectives on wellness.

The lecture scheduled on Friday November 27th, 2020 at 6pm China Central time features the Taiwanese bio artist Pei-ying Lin. This series is organized and hosted by Prof. Vivian Xu and Prof. Benjamin Bacon, and supported by Arts and Humanities and the Humanities Research Center at Duke Kunshan University. This event is open to the public.

Time: 11/27, Friday 6-7pm China Time

Location: Duke Kunshan Innovation Building 1046

Zoom: 262-835-7204

Art in the Age of Viral Infection Miniseries:

  • 11/13 6-7pm    Thread Across Time: BioArt, Synthetic Biology and Emerging Technologies (Artist: Anna Dumitriu)
  • 11/27 6-7pm    Proposal for Collaboration with Viral Entities (Artist: Pei-Ying Lin)
  • 12/04 6-7pm   Ohh/Pff/Wow, Useless Body (Artist: Yiyun Chen)

Proposal for Collaboration with Viral Entities

The talk will introduce artist Pei-Ying Lin’s approach towards viruses through the journey of first looking at viruses as pathogens and end up with seeing viruses as our greatest collaborators, and how cultures have a play into these perspectives.

About the Artist:

Pei-Ying Lin

Pei-Ying Lin is an artist / designer from Taiwan and currently based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Her main focus is on the combination of science and human society through artistic methods and is particularly interested in building a common discussion ground for different cultural perspective regarding elements that constructs our individual perception of the world. Recently she has been focusing on manipulating the boundary of invisible/visible, living/non-living and finding ways to build tools and methods that facilitate such explorations.  She has won the Honorary Mention of STARTS Prize 2020, Honorary Mention in Hybrid Arts Category of Ars Electronica 2015, Professional Runner Up in Speculative Concepts of Core 77 Awards 2015, BioArt and Design Award 2016. Her project PSX Consultancy is a permanent collection of Museum of Architecture and Design, Slovenia.