Live Simulations
Ian Cheng/Elodie Evers/Gregor Jansen/Kunsthalle Düsseldorf/Irina Raskin

416 pp.
with 326 colour images
thread-sewn paperback


Leipzig April, 2015
ISBN: 9783959050159
Edition Number: 1

Width: 14 cm
Length: 20 cm

Language(s): English

Elodie Evers, Gregor Jansen, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Irina Raskin

Ian Cheng

Ulrich Pester

Ian Cheng, Elodie Evers, Jenny Jaskey, John Kelsey, Luciana Parisi, Irina Raskin, Kevin Simler

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

»Darwin said the greatest live simulation is nature herself, who incessantly tries and fails aloud, never stopping at perfection. But nature is often too fast, too slow, too big, too small for us. We need live simulation at scale with human spacetime, but unending in its variety and blind to our barometers of quality. A live simulation that we can feel, but does not give a fig for us.« (Ian Cheng)
The distorted views, mutated images, and varied texts are exemplary of the artist’s interest in behavioural change and the potential of working with live simulations. »Live Simulations« is the first monograph to visualize Cheng’s artistic practice and make its principles tangible in book form.