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HONG KONG

Tai Kwun Contemporary

Phantom Plane

Cyberpunk in the Year of the Future

Installation view of ZHENG MAHLER’s Nostalgia Machines, 2019, video installation: 15 min, 

in collaboration with REIJIRO AOYAMA, at “Phantom Plane: Cyberpunk in the Year of the Future,” 

Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, 2019–20. Courtesy Tai Kwun Contemporary.

When cyberpunk emerged in the final decades of the 20th century, the genre reflected contemporary anxieties about radical social and technological change. Today, as governments and corporations mask ever more sophisticated data-mining and surveillance technologies behind deceptively benign interfaces, the…

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