Studio Visit: ZZYW

Coming from respective backgrounds in graphic design and applied mathematics, Zhenzhen Qi and Yang Wang met at NYU’s ITP program.

Sharing an interest in coding and internet culture, they teamed up to form an artistic duo "ZZYW”, to create new media arts.

Different from traditional forms of art, where artists have more direct control over the ideas or feelings of a final piece, Zhenzhen and Yang Wang admitted that the medium they are working in is a quite complicated. To control it 100% would be impossible. Therefore, the creative process is not a linear path from conceptualization to execution.

Also, rather than seeing technological systems as tools to realize their ideas, they regard them as a partner or consultant...

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