Transformation of Things, 2021
VR experience for Oculus QUEST 2
The “Transformation of Things” originates from Zhuangzi’s writings : the chapter « Qi Wu Lun » attempts to point out the dynamic relationship between Subject and Object, reality and illusion, a relationship as much opposed as united. With virtual reality installations, “Transformation of Things” sets up a special system of observation. The Viewer begins as an observer outside the virtual object, then throughout an ongoing immersion inside the object, it goes on to observe the inner structure of the virtual item. Following how the Subject’s position keeps on delving inside the Object, it eventually passes from the outside in, through the material structure of the virtual object: texture, polygon mesh, armature, coordinates. Ultimately, the Subject exhausts the virtual entity, the very visibility of its external materiality, and dives into the innermost part of it. Inside this space, materiality of the virtual entity is revoked, and by seeing the invisible Object, the Subject then faces the essence of the virtual.
3D Animator | Dinoraisin
Interactive Program Designer | Lin Hung,
Photographer | Chu Chi-Hung
Duration: 5mins, Video
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in 1994. Currently active in Taipei. Creative formats span across VR, video installation, and Oriental media. Earlier works were mainly ink wash painting on paper. More recently, Mu has begun to reference the aesthetic and philosophical views of the pan-East Asian culture, trying to interpret through alternative viewpoints mankind’s perceptive states within the experience of technology, including the subject-object experience in VR, and virtual experience of the body. In addition to personal creative context, Mu has also ventured into curatorial and interdisciplinary creative projects since 2019.
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