星群 Starry, Starry Night​

Interactive installation

Media: PVC ball, computers, fans, microphone, LED lights, light bulbs, speech recognition system, Arduino, MySQL
Size: 100cm*100cm*100cm*5

Year: 2010

In this work, every participant is a star in the heaven. With each other of them, they communicate, create and illuminate, so that they sparkle into a starry, starry night.

Purification is an interactive multimedia work, via special program design, projected by two projectors onto a 120゚arc screen and one on the ground. While audience walk into the exhibit area, the image projected on the ground would turn into ripples; meanwhile, they can also watch the images on the wall, experiencing the quietness away from the crowd and din. Everything is back to the beautiful beginning, which is a good chance for pondering upon the meaning of peacefulness and desire-less-ness.

 

Starry, Starry Night is about environmental issues, this work is to awake people’s concern for environment. In the work features the interaction of the Internet and the interaction of different regions and times and interaction of the speech recognition in the exhibition, changing the shape of society through intentional interaction. This work is composed of 5 spheral installation symbolizing 5 continents of this planet. Chinese, English, French, German and Japanese will be used for these installations. Through the internet and Google AJAX Search API, the environmental issues related news, blogs and forums are selected. When getting negative news, such as global warning, floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornados, and earthquakes, the installations will be inflated which symbolizing the burdens the globe has borne. On the other hand, the installations will be deflated when getting positive news such as energy saving and carbon reduction, green energy industry, alternative energy and International Meat Less Day, this refers to less impact on the earth. But the point is that by this work I hope the attract people’s concern for the globe, so that we really try to “350Love Earth”, and environmental protection IS NOT a slogan.

2010 Digital Art Center Taipei-Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany.

2010 “Mash Up” European Media Art Festival(EMAF), Osnabrueck, Germany, Selected.

2010 “Cluster” 5th Taipei Digital Art Festival, Taipei, Taiwan.