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Kinetic Light Installation 機械光影裝置



Hardware Materials

Wood, 3D Print PLA, Mirrors

Mechatronics Components

Servo motors, Custom mechanical components, Kinect sensors, Microcontroller, Custom electronics, Computer || 伺服電機,定制機器人組件,Kinect 傳感器,微控制器,定制電子零件,電腦


Processing, Arduino

I was inspired by how the sunlight bouncing around in our artificial forest. “Squint” is a kinetic light installation consisting of 51 mirrors that reflect lights in a bright space. The mirrors track and reflect lights on audiences’ face with composed patterns of movements. It extends the generated perception by focusing on how lights pass across our visual senses physically, and combines with our perception of images through flickering. “Squint”, which extracts various daily experiences to an abstraction brings the audience to expand their interpretation of lights and perceived imagination into a non-linear experience. “Squint” simulates light source and intentionally shines lights on audience’s faces. Bright light is projected in the gallery, a clean bright space. Everyday people are dynamically moving around in the city. Sunlight reflects and flickers even when it is indirect and hidden behind the artifacts. While we are traveling, we are experiencing motion. We are also experiencing the shift of light intensity, visual patterns and textures. The varieties of light forms inspire the artist to explore the potential of light textures, select and sort out the combined complexity in urban space. The artist turns them into a minimal form of light experience, while maximizing its diversity of perception. “Squint” contains an array of generative patterns controlled by custom software. 51 robotic multi-directional mirrors are controlled by computer vision. It tracks the location of the audiences, and generates different reflection and flicker motions. Other than binary flickering, “Squint” explores the possibilities of how lights pass across the eyes in a split of second that creates flicker effect, the volume of light in sequence, and triggers perception beyond light texture passing through our retina.

"Squint" Solo Exhibtion, Videotage
"Squint" Solo Exhibtion, Videotage
"Squint" Solo Exhibtion, Videotage

我的靈感來自於日光在石屎森林中的跳躍反射。 《瞇》是一件置於明亮空間中的機動光影裝置作品,由51面鏡子組成。 鏡子依據特定程式追蹤光源並將光線反射於觀眾的面上,令我們透過影像的搖晃對光線有新的認知。 《瞇》是日常經驗的一種抽象表達,令觀眾跳出慣常思維去感受和捕捉光線的種種存在狀態。每一天,當人群穿插在城市中,日光不停在高樓大廈之間跳躍。我們每一個步伐,都可以感受不停的動感,體驗光線不同的強度、圖案和紋理。這種變幻為我帶來靈感,讓我去體會光的不同屬性及它們與都市複雜的互動。《瞇》試圖以光線最原始的形態去帶出極多元化的視覺感知。 Exhibition / Residency 2016 - Invisible Threads: Technology and Its Discontents, NYUAD Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2015 – Test Exposure, 16th WRO Media Art Biennale , Wroclaw, Poland 2014 – FILE – Electronic Language International Festival (FILE SP 2014), Sao Paulo, Brazil 2014 - Fuse::Artist-In-Residence, Videotage, Hong Kong Gallery "Squint" Solo Exhibition, Videotage Performance 2014 – “Squint” Audiovisual Performance (With Dennis Wong aka Sin:Ned) Bibliography 2014 – “瞇”艺术展融合声光表演, Ta Kung Po, 11/1/2014 2014 – 為你而跳的光之舞 — 黃智銓個展「瞇」,Arts News(藝頻), 7/1/2014 2014 – 捉得住的閃爍 , Ming Pao Weekly Magazine(明報周刊),11/1/2014 2014 – “In a new light”, The Standard, 3/1/2014 2014 – “Reflected glory”, 48 Hours Magazine, South China Morning Post, 2/1/2014 2013 – 《瞇》:日常經驗的抽象表達, Wen Wei Po, 31/12/2013

"Squint" Solo Exhibtion, Videotage
"Squint" Solo Exhibtion, Videotage
"Squint" Solo Exhibtion, Videotage
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