Hi-Tech Garden workshop – Chatham, UK

Jun 25 to Jun 25, 2024
3:00 to 5:00 pm GMT
Nucleus Arts Centre & Cafe Nucleus
272 High St, Chatham ME4 4BP (map)

We are pleased to bring our upcoming workshop, 'Hi-Tech Garden', to the Nucleus Arts's Teen Art event next Tuesday, 25th June, from 3 to 5 pm.

With the goal of bringing art and technology activities to schools, Hi-Tech Garden invites HsienYu Cheng, an award-winning Taiwanese software developer and new media artist, to develop the workshop. The workshop aims to inspire local young people and empower them through art, technology, and nature.

From learning the basics of connecting biodata from plants to creating interactions with this data and exploring human behaviour in the digital era, we invite you to join the Hi-Tech Garden workshop.

Length: 2 hour
Age: 13-17 year olds

About Hi-Tech Garden
Can you imagine a future garden where we can grow and communicate with plants and learn about our environment? In the Hi-Tech Garden Project, we imagine and create a garden where future humans could live. For the first series of workshops, we will invite Taiwanese artist and software developer HsienYu Cheng to develop digital tools to communicate with the plants and school and community groups to learn and play with these digital tools through creative workshops.

HI-TECH Garden is supported by Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation


About the Artist

HsienYu Cheng 鄭先喻
Software Developer, Artist

Hsien-Yu CHENG (b. 1984, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; lives and works in Taipei)
Graduated with a BFA from the Department of Theatrical Design & Technology, Taipei National University of the Arts, CHENG holds a MFA from the Frank Mohr Institute at the Minerva Art Academy, Hanze University Groningen, the Netherlands. As an artist and a software developer, CHENG’s working process expands into electronic installations, software and experimental bio-electronic devices, with an aim to explore the relationships amongst human behavior, emotion, software and machinery.

In a humorous manner, he attempts to endow his works with vital signs and existential or empirical significance, to metaphorically embody his own experience and observation of the environment. He was selected as Young Talent 2011 in the Netherlands and won the first prize of Taipei Digital Art Award in 2013, New Media Art of Kaohsiung Award in 2017, Tung Chung Art Award in 2019, and 19th Taishin Arts Award - Visual Arts Award.

His solo and group exhibitions were mostly exhibited in Taiwan, Asia and Europe. Recently, he has participated in the Guangzhou Triennial, Taiwan Biennials, and some other exhibitions in the Netherlands, Slovenia, Norway, Italy, Germany and France.

Website: chenghsienyu.com

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