I am a Providence and Chicago based interdisciplinary digital media artist and currently a second year MFA candidate in Digital + Media program at Rhode Island School of Design (MFA ’17). I have worked with sculptural, architectural computer-animated light projections, audiovisual video installations and audiovisual 3D animation installations to express the non-viewable physics concepts in the real world. For instance, the concept of “Spacetime”, we have been always known that it surrounds us, but the concept itself doesn’t objectively viewable. The mysteriousness and the absence of the viewability of these existing “virtual” physical concepts/phenomena in the real world attracts me to be engaged deeper into an open conceptual conversation of the juxtapositionality of touchability vs non-touchability; reality vs virtuality; viewability vs non-viewablity. I am using daily transparent materials (plastic sheets, mirrors, DVDs, acrylics) 3D printing techniques, light projection mapping techniques and projectors synchronization techniques and sound programming techniques to visualize these ideas.
My work aims to encompass the viewers physically to mentally by expanding the installations into a fully three-dimensional light and virtual environment. My installations provide a sensory experience that amplifies and emphasizes viewers’ enjoyment. “Virtual Cosmos” (May 2014) was my beginning project that highlights a potential sensory perception to the spectators. They “feel” the universe through immersing themselves into a fully light environment. Additionally, instead of sorely occupying the exhibition space, the three-dimensional reflected wandering lights also engage form and shape to reveal the physical and spatial properties of the space. Together, the artwork, the viewers and the exhibition space generate a perceptive sensory experience, which accentuates viewers’ body engagement with both the artwork and the exhibition space.
In fall 2013, I moved to Chicago, a city, which is located in the vicinity of the spectacular Lake Michigan and balances a modernized metropolis perfectly. The seamless combination of modern city and expansive natural landscape stimulates me to further explore an art form that not only amplifies and intensifies viewers’ physical sensory enjoyment of artworks and exhibition spaces, but also provides both visual and perceptive possibilities to reveal and visualize the inconceivable non-objective physical phenomena/materials behind the physical world to be observable to the public.