“Doppelganger” (Horizon)

Founded by CBK Rotterdam https://artoffice.info/toekenning/doppelganger/

With the audiovisual research Doppelganger, Muxingye Chen explores how we unconsciously transfer our experiences in the digital world to the physical world. In doing so, he also looks at how online platforms are responsible for our virtual counterparts, who have marginalized the vast majority of our physical identities. This interest arose during the coronavirus pandemic, when Chen was confronted with how social networking and working from home have radically changed the way we meet and connect. As a Chinese artist living in Rotterdam, Chen is aware that his identity and social behavior are influenced by the Western context, while at the same time digital experiences ensure that his physical identity and the associated cultural and personal background are minimized. He thus wonders how physical persons with (multi)cultural backgrounds can be better represented on the decentralized internet. For this research, Chen uses sound recordings from his apartment in Rotterdam, from the streets of his birthplace ChengDu and from the virtual world in which he can be found every day. Together, this constant stream of data forms a network that connects the physical and virtual world and adapts to each other. The artist's complex way of thinking is convincing, according to the advisory committee, thanks to its innovative character and its visual translation.

08-12-2022 Exhibition at Art Space “ Neck of the Woods”
Rotterdam, NL

08-02-2023 Exhibition at Art Space “ Brutus. Rotterdam”
Rotterdam. NL During Rotterdam Art week 2023

20-05-2023 Performing at Art Space “NDSM Treehouse”
Amsterdam. NL