Shu Lea Cheang & STWST

Bloody Community Currency, 2021

Ad on screen, permanent incentive to buy: at the Gibling-Automat on the ground floor, Continuous
Gibling-Cash-Live-Exchange with Shu Lea Cheang as temporary Punk Director: Maindeck: Sun, 12. Sept, 14:00 – 16:00

Welcome to the BioNet / Your body infiltrated / Your microbe compromised / Your red blood micro-computes / Your red blood codes DNA / Your red blood is your current currency / Shove me with your bloody money / G for Giblings / Giblings for giving / Giving for forgiving / Shake me hands / Hold me tight / I want your wet data / Make me a red pill / Swallow the red pill / SenSexual AutoInduction / Your pleasure our business / You and I don’t live the same viral reality.

On the occasion of STWST and’s release of 2021 edition of bloody Giblings designed by Shu Lea Cheang, we propose a BLOODY SUNDAY trans-(wo)manifestation. Armed with a Covid Certificate, we step out to greet each other, attempting an awkward embrace, a body contact. Are we fine, are you fine? We gather as a community, a collective body seeking recovery and regeneration. Bringing together Linz’ local communities including housing collectives, environmental activists, self-help and mutual-help groups who focus on art and social affairs, migrant women and sex works, we recount strategies and tactics on managing the viral conditions during State or self-imposed isolation. With bloody food, bloody drinks, bloody infusion, transfusion and confusion on a bloody Sunday afternoon, we reboot our corporal selves, settling in with antibodies among us.

Shu Lea Cheang has the currency for it on Sunday, Sept 12th, 14:00-16:00:.
In a live exchange and as a temporary punk director, Shu Lea trades blood giblings for cash. Swallow the pill.

Shu Lea Cheang (USA) is an artist and filmmaker whose work aims to re-envision genders, genres, and operating structures. Regarded as a net art pioneer, her BRANDON (1998 - 99) was the first web art commissioned by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. In 2019, her mixed media installation 3x3x6 represented Taiwan at the Venice Biennale. From homesteading cyberspace in the 90s to her current retreat to post-netcrash BioNet zone, Cheang takes on viral love, bio hack in her current cycle of works. Cheang is currently an artist-in-residency at ART4MED (Art and Biomedical research) EU platform and working on UKI, a feature length scifi viral alt-reality cinema.


Text in Versorgerin: Bloody Gibling Design: Virus Becoming