Exhibited at Xie Zilong Photography Museum, Changsha.
Sai Bao & Yang Mu create art within and out of digital social networks. Through subversive interactions they critically engage in a conversation with big centralized online platforms.
In this work we are exploring the vast digital ecosystem of Douyin from different perspectives. By capturing the interface we are preserving a moment in an incredibly fast changing environment. Douyin’s AI recommendation algorithm generates a list of videos that is optimized for your engagement. We decontextualize those found images without alteration to give visitors the space to reflect upon them.