Fei Li is an artist based in China. CNY/GBP, CNY/USD, CNY/EUR, CNY/RUB translates the exchange rates of currencies into a live sound work. Each period of exchange reflects a specific cultural period like an echo. To the artist, an exchange rate is like a split line between cultures, two sides always changing with the economic curve. The baseline of the exchanging rate becomes equivalent to an invisible value criteria. Through basic artificial intelligence and big data, this sound installation makes visible the audible aspects of virtual data, and transmits this curve of ‘value’ to sound. It forms a heart-rate monitor of the world, connecting with each individual.
‘We all are living and being controlled in this cage. This sound records a history of the world from 2010 to 2019, even now we are standing on a point of Brexit and trading war. Welcome to the sound system of Fei.’