You Can Trust Me: A New Dawn For America
TBD, 2020 – August 16, 2020
Jingjing Lin’s video projection installation You Can Trust Me: A New Dawn For America introduces, for the first time in history, an AI presidential candidate.
The video installation piece delivers a passionate and detailed speech given by the AI candidate. The AI candidate takes information, processes it, then uses its mathematical computing power to calculate gains and losses prior to making choices and taking action. While the AI candidate surpasses humans in logical reasoning and decision making, it is also untethered from biological and personality flaws and incapable of personal scandals and political tyranny. It is the most reliable and trustworthy candidate in terms of fulfilling public service and civil obligations, and at the same time satisfies the selection criteria of most voters. In Lin’s You Can Trust Me: A New Dawn For America campaign, she poses the question: can machines be more rational or reliable than humans?
Lin is a conceptual visual artist whose work deals primarily with social-political themes. She is known for exploring the depths of social and personal identity in the context of modern society, often examining themes such as confusion and quest, existence and absence, constraint and resistance through a paradoxical lens. Her work has been exhibited in major public museums including Neues Kunstforum in Cologne, Germany; the National Art Museum of Chile in Santiago; the Long Museum in Shanghai; the Ivam in Valencia, Spain; the Kunstraum in Vienna; Galeria Herold in Bremen; Saint Mary’s University Art Museum in Halifax, Canada; the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in Philadelphia; Ljubljana Castle in Slovenia; the Tikanoja Art Museum in Vaasa, Finland; the Nanjing Museum; the Du Land Modern Art Museum in Shanghai; and Song Zhuang Art Museum in Beijing.
You Can Trust Me: A New Dawn for America is supported in part by Members of the ICA.