b. 1984 in Los Angeles; lives and works in New York
Ian Cheng is contributing an action movie to the 2013 Biennial. Meticulously written for a number of actors, Cheng's works tell seemingly banal stories – a car accident, a street fight, a rabbit hunt – which his exemplary computer skills transform into thoroughgoing ballets. Seizing the sounds and movements that will subsequently fuel his animations, he addresses the issue of human representation and the information it contains by then making the computer take over and elaborate ad infinitum on the narrative.