Unknown is a procedural installation where news headlines and—through emotion recognition— viewers’ emotional responses to them, are interpreted as celestial objects and born into a simulation of a new ‘universe’. At the end of each day of the exhibition, the universe is reduced into a 3d model small enough to fit in one’s hand, and displayed throughout the gallery. From Beijing Artist YIN Xiuzhen’s vision, I and several other technologists from CAC (Chronus Art Center) collaborated on the project, each taking on one part of the assembly line of this massive procedural art piece. I took over the universe simulation, which hour by hour, took in the abstract images and parameters generated by the news headlines and emotion data, and created stars, planets, and supernova that would orbit eachother
the installation was shown at the ZHI Art Museum from 19.09.2020 - unknown as a part of CAC’s A&T@ Program.
photo credit: CAO Daxu
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