'waves of code' light installation explores media reflexivity and aesthetics in the digital age

'waves of code' light installation explores media reflexivity and aesthetics in the digital age

Reimagining Boundaries: Liu Jiayu’s ‘waves of code’ exhibition

 

Young media artist Liu Jiayu presents her latest artistic practice titled Waves of Code, an artwork generated after a discussion between the creative and ChatGPT. The artist’s research and practice in light and projection media over almost a decade have led to the realization that technology now shapes our experiences, serving as a somatosensory interface and main medium for information consumption. With electronic display screens and projector lenses being regarded as the main carrier media for viewing and reading information, the danger of the individual senses being forced and controlled by the industrial system is increased. Basing her research on the possibility of the elimination of human desire and unconscious existence suggested by Stigler from the perspective of Genesis, and Benjamin’s critique of the disappearance of the ‘spiritual halo’ in the age of mechanical reproduction, Jiayu attempts to break down this paradigm and creatively reshape it.

'waves of code' light installation explores media reflexivity and aesthetics in the digital age
all images courtesy of Liu Jiayu

 

 

‘Waves of Code’ light Installation Navigates Digital Challenges

 

The artwork focuses on the exploration and excavation of the reflexivity of media from a new perspective. In a deeply poetic and philosophical approach, Jiayu investigates the materiality of media and technologies present in her work pushing them in different directions. The installation challenges in the era of digital technology, accentuating diverse narratives and evoking emotional responses. Waves of Code represents a new phase of the artist’s experimentation, stripping projection devices to their core elements – lenses and LED lights – creating a hypnotic simulation of sea reflections. The installation serves as a portal between real and virtual spaces, inviting viewers to reconsider their place within the universe.

'waves of code' light installation explores media reflexivity and aesthetics in the digital age
lenses and LED light strips create a hypnotic simulation of sea reflections

'waves of code' light installation explores media reflexivity and aesthetics in the digital age
Waves of Code is an artwork generated after a discussion between the creative and ChatGPT

'waves of code' light installation explores media reflexivity and aesthetics in the digital age
the installation sheds light on how technology shapes our experiences, serving as a somatosensory interface

'waves of code' light installation explores media reflexivity and aesthetics in the digital age
the experimental artwork applies hundreds of lenses and LED lights illuminating rhythmically

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the installation challenges in the era of digital technology evoking diverse emotional responses

'waves of code' light installation explores media reflexivity and aesthetics in the digital age
the installation serves as a portal between real and virtual spaces

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illuminating strip projection devices flood the exhibition space

 

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project info:

 

name: Waves of Code
designer: Jiayu Liu | @lllllliu.jiayu

host: Cc Foundation

artist assistant: Haobo Huang

technical director: Xin Fang

motion graphic design: Zijian Chen

houdini technician: Tiankun Yu

sculpture design: Bochen Zhang

fabrication director: Junxia Zhang

space sound: Alkei

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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