Samson Young
at Capitain Petzel

Berlin, 22 May 2021
Samson Young, DAO35 (2021). 3D printed PLA, custom-software and electronics. 84 x 14 x 14 cm. Courtesy Capitain Petzel. ⁠

Traversing physical and digital realms, Samson Young's latest sculpture DAO35 is part of a larger exploration into Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching—a 6th century BC classical Taoist text.

Chapters from the text are run through the sculpture's algorithmic framework, in turn producing an output of text, or 'translation', which is both 3D-printed as well as sent in the form of call to Galerie Gisela Capitain in Cologne. Pretty cool! ⁠

The Hong Kong-based artist is the winner of both the prestigious 2015 BMW Art Journey Prize and the inaugural Sigg Prize in 2020, established in 2018 by Hong Kong's M+ museum.⁠

Ocula Magazine spoke to the artist in 2017, in the wake of the artist's solo project at the 57th Venice Biennale in Hong Kong. The artist's exhibition at Capitain Petzel in Berlin runs until 19 June.


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