Hi-Tech Garden: Envisioning the Future Garden of ART & TECH with Taiwanese artist

Jun 24 to Jun 28, 2024
8:00 am GMT
A+E Lab
Unit 1, building 64, Main Gate Road, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, ME4 4TE, United Kingdom (map)

This June, A+E Lab invites HsienYu Cheng, an award winning Taiwanese software developer and new media artist, to develop a series of group workshops with our artistic directors, Aoi and Esteban, to envision the future garden through creativity, art, and technology. These workshops will bring art and technology activities to schools, allowing local young people to be inspired and empowered through art, technology, and nature.

From basic knowledge about connecting biodata from plants to creating interactions with this data and engaging with human behavior in the digital era, these approaches have been embedded in Cheng's artistic practice and research for a long time.

If you want to book workshops for your schools from 25 June to 28 June, please contact [email protected] for enquiring more details. (Limited space available.)

Length: 2 hour
Age: 6+
How many: Up to 25 people

About Hi-Tech Garden
Can you imagine a future garden where we can grow and communicate with plants and learn about our environment? In the Hi-Tech Garden Project, we imagine and create a garden where future humans could live. For the first series of workshops, we will invite Taiwanese artist and software developer HsienYu Cheng to develop digital tools to communicate with the plants and school and community groups to learn and play with these digital tools through creative workshops.

HI-TECH Garden is supported by Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation

About the Artist

HsienYu Cheng 鄭先喻
Software Developer, Artist

Hsien-Yu CHENG (b. 1984, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; lives and works in Taipei)
Graduated with a BFA from the Department of Theatrical Design & Technology, Taipei National University of the Arts, CHENG holds a MFA from the Frank Mohr Institute at the Minerva Art Academy, Hanze University Groningen, the Netherlands. As an artist and a software developer, CHENG’s working process expands into electronic installations, software and experimental bio-electronic devices, with an aim to explore the relationships amongst human behavior, emotion, software and machinery.

In a humorous manner, he attempts to endow his works with vital signs and existential or empirical significance, to metaphorically embody his own experience and observation of the environment. He was selected as Young Talent 2011 in the Netherlands and won the first prize of Taipei Digital Art Award in 2013, New Media Art of Kaohsiung Award in 2017, Tung Chung Art Award in 2019, and 19th Taishin Arts Award - Visual Arts Award.

His solo and group exhibitions were mostly exhibited in Taiwan, Asia and Europe. Recently, he has participated in the Guangzhou Triennial, Taiwan Biennials, and some other exhibitions in the Netherlands, Slovenia, Norway, Italy, Germany and France.

Website: chenghsienyu.com

We will also have a free, special artist talk, sharing and networking session on 28th June from 3pm to 5pm at A+E Lab, more information about this event: Here


15:00-16:00 Artist talk and sharing of Hi Tech Garden journey
16:00-16:15 Q&A
16:15-17:00 Networking

Please note:
Suitable for all the family and is aimed at ages 5+
This event is free but the booking is required.
All Historic Dockyard Chatham admission ticket holders are welcome to drop in without prior booking on a first come first served basis. More information about how to buy the Historic Dockyard Chatham ticket information from Here.

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