The video overlaps the existence of the virtual influencer and activist Aimy Moon with A Cyborg Manifesto written by techno-scientist Donna J. Haraway. It assimilates Aimy to a sci-fi film cyborg, defined as “a creature that is an animal and also a machine, living in an ambiguous world which cannot be clearly described as either natural or artificial.” Like a cyborg, Aimy is a “hybrid of machine and organism” and has a “mixed image derived from imagination and physical reality.” The artist positions the virtual figure Aimy as the real image that betrays the norms of reality and the knowledge system of the fixed world. To the artist, Aimy is a fictional entity that exists in the mirror reflecting the real world, and a potential resource of the virtual world that blurs the boundaries between the real world and virtual world by breaking the norms and rules. Alongside the prominent manifesto, the video declares the new world order and identity that Aimy will be creating.
TZUSOO(추수) is based in Berlin and Seoul. Also active as a music video director, the artist crosses the boundaries as a “digital native” embracing a diversity of genres including pop culture and contemporary art. The artist looks at the virtual world that enchants and leads the physical world from an anthropological perspective, showcasing artworks based on the ideas such as queerness of the digital age, gender, and human rights. TZUSOO’s notable solo exhibitions include The Most Faithful Blasphemy (2022, Together Together, Seoul), Honey, Beta World Is Over Soon (2022, SOMA Art Space 700, Berlin), and Aimy’s Melancholy (2021, Electro Putere Gallery, Romania). The artist was also featured in Hackerspace (2023, TINC, Seoul), Right to Mother (2023, Hessel Museum of Art, New York), The Last Things Before The Last (2022, HITE Collection, Seoul), The Most Brilliant Moments for You (2022, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan).