Sheung Kan Yiu

Doctoral Researcher
Doctoral Researcher
A806 Department of Art and Media

Sheung Yiu is a Hong-Kong-born image-based artist and independent researcher based in Helsinki. My research interest concerns the increasing complexity and agency of computer-generated imagery (CGI) in contemporary digital culture. Investigating cultural ideas and technical apparatuses beyond the pictorial surface, he problematizes the representational understanding of photography. He seeks to expand its ontology by formulating the connections between photography theories and new forms of realism, object-oriented ontology, cybernetics, computational theory, and post-internet thinking. Engaging with artistic practice and multi-disciplinary collaboration as a mode of research, his works examine the production, aesthetics, poetics, and politics of CGI, such as computer vision, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and computer simulation.

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Osaamisalueet

CGI, Computer graphics, Image Theory, Para-images, Photography, Network Culture, Hyperobject, post-internet, Photography research, visual arts, Visual culture, Speculative realism, transdisciplinary research, Artistic research, 6132 Visual arts and design, 518 Media and communications, Art research, art history, architecture, Media and communication research

Palkinnot

Fotogalleriet FUTURES 2024 nomination

Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Art and Media Jan 2024

Shortlisted in the Best Dutch Book Design 2023

Shortlisted in The Student Selection of the Best Dutch Book Design 2023
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Art and Media Jan 2024

The Most Beautiful Book in Finland 2023 Finalist

Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Art and Media Jan 2024

Hyperimage Atlas – three-year research grant

Hyperimage Atlas is an online database of literature, artworks, and visual materials for a posthuman photography theory in the algorithmic age. The advent of AI and big data, combined with photography, spawns a new genre of images—images that are not created by humans nor for the human eye. Focusing on three evolving imaging disciplines sitting at the intersection of computation and photography: remote sensing, 3D computer graphics, and computer vision, the research adopts a posthuman perspective that examines image as an informational object massively distributed in time and space beyond the human scale rather than a simple representational mirror of reality. The Atlas curates a cognitive map highlighting contemporary thinking on network and scale in contemporary post-digital visual culture. The research takes the form of an online collaboratively-annotated database of literature and visual materials. Inspired by Aby Warburg's approach to image studies in the Mnemosyne Atlas, Hyperimage Atlas maps out the discourse on algorithmic image systems through literature view, artwork curations, expert conversations, and invited contributions. The Atlas exposes interdisciplinary connections and identifies patterns in the discourse of algorithmic image systems by mapping out posthuman thinking across time and disciplines into a networked database, thus beginning to outline these larger-than-human image systems that are otherwise impossible from any individualistic perspective. The Atlas builds a new set of vocabularies to better address the changing nature of image-making in the algorithmic age. The online Atlas makes academic discourse more publicly accessible and inspires new conversations surrounding visuality, knowledge-making, and power in contemporary image culture. The project expands the discourse on photography beyond representation and anthropocentric views by developing a transdisciplinary knowledge database focusing on network and scale.<br/><br/>
Granted funding (personal grants) Department of Art and Media Jan 2022

Photobook Award 2021

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Art and Media Jan 2022

Photobook Award 2021

Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Art and Media Jan 2022

The Most Beautiful Book in Finland 2021

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Art and Media Jan 2022

Olga and Vilho Linnamo Foundation Grant

Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Media Jan 2020

Kassel Dummy Award 2020 shortlisted

The international dummy competition for the best unpublished photobook mock-up of the year
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Media Jan 2020