Yuxuan Gong

Image: In a postmodern society, connection to the body becomes more alienated and humans see reflections of themselves through digital portals, having splitted minds inside a digital landscape. Virtual pets are realistic in appearance, but in general, are just some programs and algorithms, but they can generate real emotions and empathy, offering a sense of companionship. Through this collection, I want to portray a community that is being trapped by all the mixed conflicting emotions, and being manipulated by artificial intelligence. Developing technology brings people closer to each other, but humans are even more lonely and vulnerable than ever.


Yuxuan Gong is a young artist from the Parsons School of Design. She sees the world from a quirky perspective and turns garments into wearable identity. Her interests are mainly focused on patternmaking, prints and textiles.