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, Tuan Mu is an artist and independent curator. As an artist, Mu’s work is based on cultural and philosophical dialectic within the context of East Asian culture. Through technological art and new media, he attempts to reinterpret bodily perception in relation with space and time. The mediums include XR, artificial intelligence, 3D animation, installation and ink wash painting. His works have been exhibited in Taipei, Zurich, Athens, Krakow, Prato, Beijing, Taizhou and Yamanashi. Mu has been shortlisted for the 7000×7000.tw project (co-organized by Digital Art Center and New Museum Rhizome), the 2nd ICIA (organized by Intermedia Krakow) and the 3rd TDCC Contemporary Arts Award. He also participated in FutuRetro – 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival (2022), and Spaceship Earth – 4th Asia Digital Art Exhibition (2022).
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