Li Alin

Since 1996, Li Alin presents art works questioning evolution strategies and human reproduction. Her projects include a notorious internet sperm bank Eugenie sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Canadian Cultural Center in Paris, the provocative sperm distribution Weisser Markt in the Zoologischer Stadtgarten Karlsruhe, EXPOSE her 10 video screens installation created with Cecile Martin during Mutek 2014 co-presented by Recombinant Media Labs and her ovum and sperm recruiting session Eugenie 2.0 in the dome of the Society of Art and Technology in Montreal. Her latest project, Enter Me Tonight (EMT) has become a book. EMT is also taking form in sculptures, prints, virtual reality and a series of reading-performances. This project is based around a main character, DeNA advocating alternative strategies to what she calls the escapist one: Escaping the earth in stateship orbital tomb, escaping women’s bodies in artificial uteri and escaping reality in VR. She is also the co-founder and co-director of Real Art Estate (RAE) with Marcus Sendlinger. RAE are experimental interdisciplinary Art Lands projects that question gentrification and the fragmentation of knowledge. Real Art Estate is established on a farm and on a distillery 50 km from Berlin.