A gif of the exhibition title, Ambrosia, in Hoss Sharp with various glyphs and images shuffling and replacing random letters in the word.

Nan He

A glyph of a pencil.


Numbers are simple but effective, it plays a significant role in communication.
Unlike language narratives, numbers are hard to misinterpret. It is an intuitive language system that communicates with people around the world despite the language barrier. Numbers are straightforward, however, the meanings of numbers change with their units. The same number could carry entirely different information depending on its setting. Seeing numbers as a universal vessel of experiences, perspectives, and information carries out the fundamentals of equations. The environment around us shapes who we are but also trapped us in a limited cognition. Equations is a possibility that we can perceive the world with other people’s eyes through numbers.

There are two laptop screens mocked up on a black and white pixelated background. The screen on the top is the home page of the website that has the sentence “Pick a number and see what’s behind it” with some pixelated numbers floating. The screen behind is the upload page of the website.
Handwritten signature from Nan He in black.