Looking Out 01 – Willow Hong

Project 1: CLOUD

This is an interactive installation sculpted from 6,000 everyday light bulbs by Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett. The work allows any person to stand underneath the sculpture and control the light by pulling the strings (hundreds of them). As people come in and out to become part of an impromptu team that animates the cloud, they experience various conditions that would trigger other feelings, behaviors and interactions.

I like how this project really blurs the social boundary by encouraging spontaneous participation and collaboration. The use of mass-produced objects as a reference to the materialized city is also well embedded in the project. All exhibited interactions at the site can be viewed as statements about social relations, which I think is a smart approach.

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Project 2: Transcending Boundaries

In this installation, water is represented by a continuum of numerous water particles. When a person stands on the waterfall they obstruct the flow of water like a rock, and the flow of water changes. The flow of water continues to transform due to the interaction of people. Previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur.

This project illustrates the transient property of time and space in an aesthetically appealing way. This piece is more about personal reflection than public socialization. The visuals, the sound and the way of interaction for this work are coherently combined to give the audience a very poetic experience.

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