Photo: Zheng Chen


Zheng Chen (CN)

Non-home is a 3D single channel video illustrating the phenomenon where some domestic spaces in megacities are becoming “nonplaces”, as defined by Marc Augé.

Set within a fictional apartment, the video follows a monologue of a smart system. It tells a story in which home becomes a machine that supports the megacity system, while humans are just a part of the machine. A feeling of emptiness pervades the entire video, leading the viewer to consider a series of questions about super-modern city life.

Zheng Chen

I am an artist mainly working in the field of video art and 3D animation. Coming from a background of visual communication, I study interaction design at UAL now. I develop narratives that reflect on nowadays phenomena and possible futures. Currently, I am exploring a range of social changes triggered by artificial intelligence technologies.