An Xiao

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“An Xiao makes conceptual and performance work on and about social media networks. Some of her works return electronic communications to analog forms, such as “Morse Code Tweets” (2009) which brought together the two technologies to highlight shifts in both the means and content of communication. Likewise, “Nothing to Tweet Home About” (2009), is a series of “status updates” sent as postcards, with postmarks as “timestamps.” On the flip side, she also plays with moving physical interaction into the digital realm. Spoofing the Marina Abramovic piece that allowed visitors to sit in silence with the artist, Xiao’s “The Artist is Kinda Present” (2010) invited visitors to communicate with the artist via text or Twitter.”

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