Author: Ian Cheng
Publisher: Spector Books
April, 2015
416 pages
14 x 20cm

Price: 120 lei

"What is a simulation? It is a private game we Currency When the aliveness of a situation is too complex to really know. It is drafting reality through an ocean of forking behaviors for finding of optimal end. What is a live simulation? It is playing this game in public and not letting it end When the game gets good. Darwin Said The greatest live simulation is nature herself, who incessantly tries and fails aloud, never stopping at perfection. But nature is Oft too fast, too slow, too big , too small, for us. We need live simulation at scale with human spacetime, but unending in its variety and blind to our barometer of quality. A live simulation That we can feel, but does not give a fig for us. " - Ian Cheng

Live Simulation is the first monograph of New York based artist Ian Cheng (* 1984). It not only ventures to visualize Cheng's artistic practice so but to make its principles in tangible book form. The distorted views, mutated images, and varied texts are Exemplary of the artist's interest in behavioral change and the potential of working with live simulation.

This publication is published on the occasion of the exhibition Real Humans. Ian Cheng, Wu Tsang, Jordan Wolfson curated by Elodie Evers and Irina Raskin (February 7 - April 19, 2015, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf).