Helena Wee

Helena Wee

Helena utilises science, technology and her cultural background as a way of investigating hidden mental spaces, speculative worlds and the politics of knowledge production. Her recent work has encompassed nature, string theory and Taoism, linking them with what Yuk Hui calls a moral cosmotechnics. She examines new algorithmic paradigms and their effects on political and environmental realities through the lens of Qi, Dao and the I Ching. Processes include coding for interactivity, generative animation, live data streaming and machine learning. Recent concerns have included the evolution of Chinese predictive text, Malaysian politics and Shan Shui painting. She has an interest in the use of technology in activism and co-curated the zine, publishing and activist festival DIY Cultures. She has exhibited her work in various places including The Courtauld Institute of Art, Studio 3 Gallery, QUAD in Derby, V&A, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, The Digital Fringe Festival (Melbourne), Copenhagen and Basel. Her video work is in the BFI National Archive. Co-curating and co-producing credits include projects for Secret Cinema, Future Cinema, Rich Mix (London) and Art Licks Weekend where she was shortlisted for the Workweek Prize for a project she undertook with POST Artists.