The Orchid (2022) demonstrates a hybridized virtual plant, generated by GANs based on the symbol of sex and the orchid in visual form. The project serves as a commentary on how we gradually forget about the orchids’ materiality. Seeking to retrace the history of this physicality, the work aims to discover our companionship with orchids, inviting the audience to consider our relationship with them, apart from their symbols, and beyond their aesthetics.
Xinyun Huang is an interdisciplinary practitioner, with a background in design and craft. His critical practice focuses on re-examining daily objects around us from a poetic perspective, often with imagery from the natural world.