Winter 2019,
I often kept the power on throughout the night. To read burning messages in the dark.

Do not let the engine overheat from information afire,
An intelligent automatic control system turns on to adjust the temperature in the body.

Do not normalize data as a standard indicator of health,
Be open to appropriate amounts of diverse absorption, disposal, storage,
and keep oneself refreshed at all times.

Do not let monitoring and suspicion override the value we place in trust,
Decentralize sharing and communication, initiate signals that let experience and knowledge flow.

Do not let crisis escalate into high pressure that generates fear of power cut,
Continue to believe in shared efforts towards renewable energy, in search of real and eternal power.






Xia Lin

Xia Lin employs multimedia, video, text and performance for an artistic practice that concerns Taichi philosophy, martial arts, and cognitive processes of humans and machines. Xia’s ongoing project 3C Xing Yi Quan is a new form of internal martial arts that seeks to grasp the essence of mobile computer gadgets and accessories. The practice helps mind and body equilibrium in the digital age.

Xia is co-founder of, a Taipei-based art collective founded in 2013. Its present initiative “Future Tao” is an ongoing exploration of Taoist interpretations of technology in today’s context of living. While departing from a specific worldview, the project seeks to engage with a broad scope of affinitive knowledge structures with a shared interest in co-habitation, universalism and flow. While the project has mostly operated within the context of contemporary art, it seeks to bring the potential of art back to its original social function of mediation.