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Glimpse: a passing look
Brainwave sensor, lighting control system, painting, music
12 x 6 x 4 m; 40 x 20 x 13 ft (Width x Length x Height)
2018

Realized via neurotechnology, the immersive environment senses and reflects the viewer’s changing attention levels. Donning an electroencephalogram (EEG) headset, the viewer enters an enclosed room with a series of color-coded paintings. Her changing brainwaves illuminate the room with light of different colors. The painted figures therefore glimmer, emerging from the darkness and fleeting away, as they struggle to survive the ecological apocalypse engulfing them. 

In different states of mind, the viewer perceives the same paintings differently, while the real appearance of the paintings remains unknown. Such momentary glimpses of the work allude to people’s subjective perception of the external world. Simplistic understandings of the other obscure the truth and easily lead to friction between religious groups and social classes. As one viewer controls the color in the environment, others can also see what she sees, questioning the boundaries between reality and illusion as well as self and other.

Download the press release here.

 

浮光掠影
脑电波采集器,灯光控制系统,绘画,音乐
12 x 6 x 4 m; 40 x 20 x 13 ft (宽 x 长 x 高)
2018

这件互动装置融合脑电波科技,使得观众用意念控制环境变化,并反思现实世界的真实性。观者戴着捕捉其脑电波的EEG头环,伴随着音乐走进房间。当她观看四周的画时,她集中的注意力通过头环改变光线的颜色,从而依次点亮相应颜色的画面,画中的人们面对灾难性的环境剧变,以大相径庭的方式谋求生存,随着光线的变幻交替一闪而过。

观众在不同心境下,便会看到不同情境,画面的全貌却隐匿在浮光掠影之下。人们对外界的认识也常带有主观倾向,流于表面的成见与真相相去甚远,却能引发当下宗教文化的动荡和阶级分化的矛盾。当一位观众改变光线颜色的时候,其他人也能看到他眼中的景象,在共情中反问真实与错觉、自我与他人之间的界限。

中文版视频链接:https://v.qq.com/x/page/u0643x116dd.html

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