Sep 22, 2017–Jan 28, 2018
Forum Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Ian Cheng (b. 1984) is best known for his digital simulation works that draw on his background in cognitive science and employ rudimentary forms of artificial intelligence. Coding these unpredictable animated worlds from the ground up, he uses the language of video games to probe complex themes such as evolution, human behavior, and the history of consciousness. For his solo exhibition at CMOA, Cheng will present the third installment of his Emissaries trilogy.
Image: Ian Cheng, EMISSARY FORKS AT PERFECTION, 2015, live simulation and story, infinite duration, colour, sound.