The Origin | 原点
2013 Interactive installation, video
The Origin is an interactive light installation that is consisted of two sets of horizontal light beams perpendicular to each other in a smoke-filled space. These "tangible" light beams, which seemingly penetrating participant’s body, can track his movement and maintain his position as the origin by resetting this two-dimensional coordinate system of visual light according to participant’s movement. The general exterior features of participant have been weakened by the dark environment, whereas parts of his body are focused and highlighted by the beams, which aims to reveal his unique physical characteristics. The installation is trying to create an experience in which participant is inescapably positioned as the center of the system, undergoing a role transformation between the surveilled and the manipulator.
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Special Thanks to Li Mengdie