CAFKA.14

It Should Always Be This Way

05. Nova Jiang (Los Angeles), Ideogenetic Machine

Location: Waterloo Town Square, 75 King Street South, Waterloo

Nova Jiang's Ideogenetic Machine is a digital interactive installation that produces live comic book storyboarding. The software created by the artist incorporates portraits of the audience into an algorithmically generated comic book.

Nova Jiang (b. 1985, China) creates work that encourages the tactile and creative participation of the audience, resulting in structurally open systems in which joy, disorder and improvisation can thrive. She holds a MFA in media art from UCLA. She has had recent exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; ICC, Tokyo; Ars Electronica, Linz; Media City Seoul Biennial, Seoul; 01SJ Biennial, San Jose; Sundance New Frontier, Park City among other venues. She is the recipient of Fellowships from Skowhegan, Eyebeam and Wave Hill. She grew up in Auckland, New Zealand and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Photo: Robert McNair

Nova Jiang's installation for CAFKA.14 was made possible with the support of Primus Property Management Inc. and Christie Digital.