During the pandemic, Sheung Yiu (HK/FI) started digitising everything on his desk at home. He created 3D models of 81 objects and added texture details using a computer graphic technique known as projective texturing. This transformed his physical desktop into a three-dimensional digital world. The digitisation of his desktop produced a dataset of digital objects that became an archaeological site of his everyday life. Everything Is a Projection explores one of the visual systems that form the backbone of virtual reality and gaming, and exposes the inner mechanisms of computer graphics that increasingly shape our world. The book combines a vast collection of various maps and 3D objects, and includes an interview with Jaakko Lehtinen, head researcher at NVIDIA.
Sheung Yiu (HK/FI) is a Hong Kong-born, image-centred artist and researcher based in Helsinki. His artwork explores the act of seeing through algorithmic image systems. He looks at photography through the lens of new media, scale, and network thinking; He ponders how the posthuman cyborg vision and the technology that produces it are transforming the way we see and gain knowledge. His work takes the form of photography, videos, photo objects, exhibition installations and photo books.