Computer Programming Light and Sound Installation, 3:15 mins(loop)
7meters * 7meters
“I” is a programmatic light and sound installation that composed by 16 facing inwards lights on the stands. The installation traces two circulars (outer circle and inner circle) light movements in the area in which it is represented. The viewer stands within the inner circle that composed by 8 lights facing inwards.
The installation creates an immersive sensorial experience where the synchronized interaction of light and sound substitutes the environment surrounding the audience. The sequence of the light movements inspired from the hexagrams of “I-Ching”—The classic of changes. Broken lines of a hexagram are explained as 0 in binary, which represents a light off and complete lines of a hexagram are explained as 1 in binary, which represents a light on. I re-arrange the hexagrams to balance the alternations between the lightness and the darkness. The interaction between light and sound evolves from simple correlations to architecturally structured ones. Along this audiovisual journey characterized by the movements of light and sound, the spatial surroundings dissolve into the architecture of light enveloping the audience, disfiguring and reshaping their perceptions of Spacetime.
The idea of the piece comes from my prolonged interest of finding a moment that enables people to experience the past, the present and the future being overlapped in daily life. When we are taking photos, we are experiencing a lost sense of direction within millions of a second. The after-images represented the past leaves in our retina afterwards. The action of photographing connects an overlapped moment of the past, the present and the future. At the point of pressing shutter, the present instantly becomes the past and captured moment (photo) will be reviewed in the future.