Site-specific installation based on 3D scans of Shanghai city, CGI archives and ongoing research into the art and technology dialogue. Artists create a CGI piece inspired by their memories of the past 6 months spent in Shanghai, where they explored the relationship of tradition, technology and the future. The MoCA Pavilion and its architectural features become an internal and external projection chamber – the window façade is illuminated with the moving visual content – digital representation of Shanghai symbols and experiences, filtered through contemporary visual language and speculative stories. The piece is inspired by the Spring Festival interval and Shanghai itself, as the city of the future, along with its appealing architecture as well as megacity’s landscape, residents and energy. By mixing the symbols of ‘old’ and ‘new’ artists create an immersive vision of tradition and the future, experienced in the very present moment. Artists use the 3D scanning technology to record local objects as pieces of memories, these files are implemented into the 3D environment, filled with the abstract patterns and familiar spaces.
The piece involves a video projection on the glass facade of the MOCA Pavilion building, floor print, VR headset visuals and a 3-channel video installation with sound in the space. Participants will be able to experience the piece in multiple ways – inside and outside the space, as well as through personal interaction with VR visualizations.
About the exhibition
Date: Jan 19, 2016 – Feb 1, 2016
Opening: Jan 19, 2016, Tuesday
Venue: MoCA Pavilion (Shanghai, China)
Courtesy of the artist and MoCA Pavilion, for further information please visit www.mocashanghai.org.