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The short film Erica is a near-future narrative in which we push the interrelation between online self (developed through selfie-beautify app), beauty tech (plastic surgery, biomeds...), and automated online interaction, to a degree that the online/ offline relationship integrated fully and become how we produce life. The user, Erica utilizes the beauty prosthesis and dives into a fictive world of online spaces where this service allows the online avatars automatically interact with each other, through the data collected by beautify prosthesis wore by users. This autopilot mode is populated by users because it offers automated online interaction by reducing the labour of constant uploading and downloading; it also generates personalized content by analyzing user- generated data through Internet of Things.

  • Wei-Chia Wu
  • Wei-Chia Wu
  • Wei-Chia Wu
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    5 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 26, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
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  • Homesession
    October 15, 2021
Director Biography - Wei-Chia Wu

In the context of internet of the things, algorithm, cyborgism, post-Anthropocene, bio-art and robotics, Wei Chia Wu is developing her stories based on the thinking of contemporary society and the current social disclosure, discussing internet capitalism/gender/information/channels/globalization-localization content. Her works are mainly created with 3d softwares, coding and open framework algorithm to present a high saturation utopia, where we often see flexibility between subtle culture symbols and stories, collage of digital/offline visual and auditory pieces.

She has been working as an independent multimedia artist since graduated from Goldsmiths College. Her practice focuses on the audiovisual experiences, the interrelationships between visual, narratives, sonic landscape, performance and explores the possibilities of the animated medium.

She has shown her works at galleries (Non Berlin, Shelter Gallery, Homesession, Long March Gallery), music festivals (MONA FOMA, Sonar, Le Guess Who, Sydney Festival, Concrete Grass Festival) and public art venues. Her work has been featured in the RedBull Music Academy, VICE, Uncanny, MAEKAN and Boiler Room.

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