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Time's Flow, the Moon's Glow

The artwork innovatively reinterprets Chinese traditional ink aesthetics within the digital realm with it serving as its creative foundation. Upon the celestial loop, an abstract world scroll unfolds gradually in front of the viewer who is standing in a traditional Chinese patio. Elements such as mountains, seas, stars, and the radiant moon appear and shift dynamically. The imagery of the flow of time and the glow of the moon is portrayed within the grand, dreamlike, and mysterious interplay of light and shadow shaped by ink aesthetics.

The entire artwork deconstructs and reconstructs the perceptual experience. Although the viewer is immersed in this surreal scenario, familiar architectural, natural, and biological elements, such as buildings, raindrops and red-crowned cranes register themselves in people's subconscious minds as elements of reality. The scroll-like world scene unfolds in a space akin to a vast celestial ring, where the surreal concept of time is unleashed, resulting in an immersive encounter with natural phenomena beyond conventional expectations. Sensory interactive technology, coupled with real-time digital rendering, further ensures that audiences can seamlessly wander from the physical world to the digital realm. The virtual digital realm reshapes individuals' embodied sensory experiences. The whole immersive space transforms human subjectivity into the core medium for displaying unique spatial scenarios, where all spectators in the cave collectively participate in creating this artwork.


Luoqi Chen is an associate professor from Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University. He has consistently practiced the aesthetic integration of both design and technology. Over the past seven years, he has undertaken diverse significant national and international design projects, with notable achievements including:
1. Designing the cauldrons for the three main venues of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics, directing the spatial environment design for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics held at the National Stadium (Bird's Nest).From these, he gained recognition as an "Advanced Individual in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics".
2. Proposing the innovative design concept of the "Red Ribbon" for the 70th National Day celebration at Tian’ anmen Square, Beijing.
3. Leading the design of two sets of medals named "Eternal Sky" and "Brilliant Galaxy,"both of which were shortlisted among the top ten medal designs for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
4. Collaborating with other experts in finishing the design research of the "Response to Global Sea Level Rise - Hydroelectric Canal Waterside Community System Planning". The project won the championship of the 10th World Architecture Festival - the Global Most Forward-Looking Architectural Concept Award (total projects evaluated: 924).
In enhancing regional culture, architectural protection and revival as a curator and exhibition designer, he was awarded the title of "Outstanding Curator" at the 2017 Beijing International Design Week - Tianqiao Art Life Sub-venue. The design work "Qing Geng Yu Du" won the 2016 Beijing International Design Week - White Miaoying Temple Courtyard Renewal International Program Collection - Most Popular Work (total participating projects: 427).

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