Gary Zhexi Zhang’s ‘Cross-feed’ at Glasgow International 2018

Gary Zhexi Zhang, Parasite (物流) still 1.

First year SMACT student Gary Zhexi Zhang is featured at the Glasgow International 2018.

The project, titled Cross-feed, is a two-person exhibition that Zhang created with Aniara Omann, exploring porous boundaries between disparate systems. The duo exhibition draws on para-scientific practices, strange ecologies and experiments with consciousness.

Exploring psychic and metabolic exchanges between bodies, Cross-feed exhibits new work by Omann and Zhang considering the decomposition of sovereign subjectivity by psychedelic compounds, parasitic intelligences and cryptographic exchange.

Cross-feed was commissioned by Market Gallery and supported by Glasgow International, the Elephant Trust, Creative Scotland, Hospitalfield, MIT CAMIT & ACT Pilot Funds, Northern Film & Media, The Newbridge Project, and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

The Glasgow International is Scotland’s largest contemporary art festival, taking place over three weeks every two years across the city of Glasgow. Combining the characteristics of a visual arts biennial with an open submission model for artists and curators, which offers a truly unique experience, the festival draws on the city’s strengths as a vibrant and distinctive center of artistic production and display.