“Beyond the human desire of general quest for communication also It’s me testing the boundaries between ‘myself’ and the collective consciousness in ‘me'”

AT: Where are you from and how/why did you start engaging with art?

UC: I am from China, growing up on a mountain. My artistic enlightenment came mainly from the Internet, because my growing experience is quite nomadic and cross-cultural, So I wanted to go to the other world and find a more coherent focus.


AT: When did it become serious?

UC: It’s always serious.


AT: Are there any person who has been significant in your breakthrough as an artist?

UC: Sometimes others come to my mind, sometimes they’re not there.


AT: What is your first approach to the work? How would you describe your practice?

UC: Probably a personal website I made as a child, the epitome of a multi-media installation parasitic on a screen.

Autopoetic, 2023 | Exhibition view at SIMULACRA, Beijing

AT: What do you aim to reach with your work?

UC: Wishing to reach a state of oneness.


AT: What are your favorite tools and materials for working?

UC: Favourite tools are my body, softwares, AI and my favourite material is immaterial :p


AT: What do you feel while you work? Do you usually think about the final outcome beforehand?

UC: I usually envision some elements, and then it is influenced by many factors during the long generation process.


AT: How do you understand that a work is finished?

UC: When I feel that the rhythm of the syntax has a sense of both conflict and harmony.

Autoflux #01, 2023, Oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm

AT: Where does the inspiration for the work come from?

UC: I usually get it through meditation and reading.


AT: Are there any artists who influenced your works? Why?

UC: There are a lot of wonderful artists and extraordinary minds.


AT: How important is the role of social media for you?

UC: It’s not very important now, it’s more of a storage place without index.


AT: What is your opinion about NFTs and their impact on the art world?

UC: I think it’s particularly good to help more creators of post-digital and post-photographic images react instantly to the progress of technology.

Kiss, 2022, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

AT: As an artist, what is your point of view about the contemporary art system?

UC: I find the contemporary art system very interesting as a cognitive device that reflects current ideological hierarchy and power.


AT: What do you find to be the most challenging or daunting thing about pursuing art? What is the most rewarding part of working as an artist?

UC: Beyond the human desire of general quest for communication also It’s me testing the boundaries between “myself” and the collective consciousness in “me”.


AT: What do you do besides art?

UC: I have too many hobbies to deal with!


AT: What are your goals and expectations for the future?

UC: I would like to travel to more fantastic situations.

Autopoetic, 2023 | Exhibition view at SIMULACRA, Beijing
Uchercie graduated with a MFA degree in Fine Art from the Goldsmiths, University of London. Uchercie has published a solo photography book Unconsciously, and their artworks have been exhibited in Arles photo festival, Art Basel, Somerset house, Saatchi gallery and other galleries.

Investigating the experimental nature of transferable language and context as intermediaries in transmedia narratives. And expanding the vitality of mutual absorption and mutual anti-colonial among the media. Based on this methodology, an absurd narrative constructed by means of counteraction and emancipation – which is in the accelerationist myths, from the phenomenology of perception perspective to queering the vision of the future in post-capitalist desires and the predicament of post-human progress.

It is characterised by a wide range of inanimate objects, technology, spirituality, psychotropic anaesthetics and Dao.