Zheng Chongbin Studio

I strive for a cognitive and corporeal alliance with other bodies. Materiality runs its course through our bodies to reveal both human and nonhuman worlds. It is the trace of morphogenesis. It is formation without form. It induces us to physical action and to perception, and ultimately leads us to a state of reciprocity. We are not different from the vital world of matter. This sameness resonates with ecological operations and concerns in relation to our lives. It gives us the chance to constantly experience the emergence and reemergence of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling. The vitality of matter exceeds our logic. The nonhuman powers surrounding us demand to be seen, correlated, and respected.

" We live in a world populated by structures – a complex mixture of geological, biological,social, and linguistic constructions that are nothing but accumulations of materials shaped and hardened by history. Immersed as we are in this mixture, we cannot help but interact in a variety of ways with the other historical constructions that surround us,and in these interactions, we generate novel combinations, some of which possess emergent properties. In turn, these synergistic combinations, whether of human origin or not, become the raw material for further mixtures. This is how the population of structures inhabiting our planet has acquired its rich variety, as the entry of novel materials into the mix triggers wild proliferation's of new forms. "
Manuel De Landa, A thousand years of nonlinear history.
Geological History 1000-1700 A.D. P.25-26


Asia Society Houston Texas

Saturday, April 7 - 2018
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 2018
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Anthropocene on the Ground  
Organized by Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)

Saturday, December 15, 2018
Erasing and revealing - Exercise by Zheng Chongbin
Shibunkaku Gallery, Kyoto