IN AN ENDLESS AND UNPREDICTABLE STREAM OF ARTIFICIAL LIFE WHERE ARE YOU?

AFTER TECHNOLOGICAL SINGULARITY, WHO ARE GODS? WHO ARE THEIR (OR OUR) GHOSTS?
JON WANG
You Belong two Me (2018) Video installation; 9.04 min
Commissioned by The James H.W. Thompson Foundation
JIM THOMPSON HOUSE MUSEUM Jon Wang is an artist and filmmaker based in New York. Wang’s work explore the subject of queer identity seen through architecture, spirituality and the public spaces. Their ongoing project “Shui”, is both a character and a place. “Shui” is the name of a “queer bathhouse and art spa” that Wang is working on opening in Manhattan’s Chinatown area.
For Possessed, Wang’s site specific video installation at The Jim Thompson House Museum, Their research guided them to Myanmar to meet two young spirit mediums (Nat Kadaw), Ricky and Phu Phu, who are both possess by the same spirit named Shin Nemi. Shin Nemi speaks embodied by the 2 spirit mediums speak directly to the viewers through the lens of the camera, leading them through her questions, desires, and greater stream of consciousness. The title Possessed, both points to the metaphysical state of the spirit mediums while raising questions about the ownership and display of Burmese artwork in the Thai house, along with the question of “Whose voice is allowed to be heard?” and “In what circumstances are identities allowed to be expressed?”

JON WANG
You Belong two Me (2018) Video installation; 9.04 min
Commissioned by The James H.W. Thompson Foundation
JIM THOMPSON HOUSE MUSEUM IN AN ENDLESS AND UNPREDICTABLE STREAM OF ARTIFICIAL LIFE WHERE ARE YOU?

AFTER TECHNOLOGICAL SINGULARITY, WHO ARE GODS? WHO ARE THEIR (OR OUR) GHOSTS?
Jon Wang is an artist and filmmaker based in New York. Wang’s work explore the subject of queer identity seen through architecture, spirituality and the public spaces. Their ongoing project “Shui”, is both a character and a place. “Shui” is the name of a “queer bathhouse and art spa” that Wang is working on opening in Manhattan’s Chinatown area.
For Possessed, Wang’s site specific video installation at The Jim Thompson House Museum, Their research guided them to Myanmar to meet two young spirit mediums (Nat Kadaw), Ricky and Phu Phu, who are both possess by the same spirit named Shin Nemi. Shin Nemi speaks embodied by the 2 spirit mediums speak directly to the viewers through the lens of the camera, leading them through her questions, desires, and greater stream of consciousness. The title Possessed, both points to the metaphysical state of the spirit mediums while raising questions about the ownership and display of Burmese artwork in the Thai house, along with the question of “Whose voice is allowed to be heard?” and “In what circumstances are identities allowed to be expressed?”