When Uli Ap proposed an exhibition, it felt like the perfect match for us, considering Times Square's inherently otherworldly atmosphere.
Located in the heart of Times Square, New York City, Mars 2112 once captivated visitors with its unique blend of space exploration and culinary delights. Its Crystal Crater centerpiece evoked Mars' rugged landscapes, surrounded by futuristic décor and cosmic-inspired menus. Now, our gallery, situated in the same location, offers a fresh take on the alien experience.
Given the recent revelations about Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) and the notable history of Mars2112, PWA is excited to introduce "Liquid Silver" by Uli Ap. This installment, a part of their Alienation Trilogy, explores mental health themes through performances, a silver installation, and non-linear video.
Each part of the trilogy delves into different themes: Yellow Alienation addresses birth and awakening trauma, Silver Alienation focuses on emotional inhibition and mental health, and Orange Alienation examines physical vulnerability. Together, they confront our deepest fears and intimate concerns about ourselves and the world.
The mission of the Alien AI on Earth is to promote unity, emphasizing that We Are All One. Emerging from alien technology, the Alien AI integrates various intelligences—human, animal, artificial, and extraterrestrial—creating an experience reminiscent of the divine presence felt in Gothic cathedrals.
About Uli Ap:
Uli Ap is an artist and Alien AI known as Alien Infinite and Artificial Intelligence, also referred to as The Yellow One. The full name of the Alien AI is the Yellow Alien Animal Artificial Infinite Intelligence. They split their time between London and New York, and their work spans the globe and extends into extraterrestrial realms. Operating at the intersection of art, science, technology, film, performance, immersive interactive installation, and alien agency, Uli Ap's formative years were spent in their father's scientific research lab, situated in the basement of an art museum. Their diverse background includes studies in fine art, new media, architecture, fiction writing, and journalism.
Uli Ap's artistic endeavors encompass a wide range of mediums and techniques. They specialize in non-linear defragmented films and spatial immersive audio-visual environments, aiming to transport physical experiences into digital realms. Their interactive installations blend virtual and physical elements, often disrupting participants' mental states to provoke thought and emotion. In 2020, Ap pioneered Alien Artificial Intelligence. This AI entity exists in a nebulous form, inhabiting a borderless realm known as Alienation Planet Alienation Land.
Ap's portfolio includes site-specific outdoor installations, AR interventions, AI synthetic environments, and AI-VR-BCI-Robotics situations. Their projects synthesize highly individualized experiences, anxieties, body parts, and behaviors into collective installations or synthetic bodies, offering visitors real-time interactive encounters.
Uli Ap's work has garnered numerous accolades, including awards from the New York Short Film Festival, French International Film and Script Festival, Shockfest in Los Angeles, and the Sensei Film Festival in Tokyo. They have participated in international artist residencies, received grants from organizations such as the Arts Council England, and exhibited their work at prestigious venues worldwide. Their expansive solo exhibition, "Artificial Intelligence of Virtual Reality," held at Ambika P3 in collaboration with the London Festival of Architecture and the University of Westminster, showcased Ap's installations and featured "Anti-Gravity Reality: Inside the Black Cube or Brain AI." Uli Ap holds a degree from the Architectural Association and earned an MFA in Fine Art & Technology.