chinese american queer multi-media synesthetic artist diviner educator mystic creator
The Death Dome
The Death Dome provides 360 degrees of immersive projected animations and music inside of a 20ft diameter geodesic dome. Based on the Buddhist Bardos, this audio/visual experience takes participants through the intermediary states between life, death and rebirth. Combining 3-D projection mapping and surround sound technology in a built environment of organic and natural materials, this installation is designed to submerge the viewer in a harmonious fusion of technology and nature. Part interactive habitat, reflective practice and multi-sensory world, the Death Dome simulates your final resting place as a celebration of life.
The Death Dome Experience
Journey inside the Death Dome through this video documentation of the installation experience. Click on the image above to start the video.
Wood, plywood, moss, plexiglass, bamboo, brass, water, interactive media
14’ x 9’ x 9’
The Oracle is an interactive installation created by missTANGQ and Louis Chinn, featuring creative coder Tiffany Ta. Housed in a fully immersive temple space, the installation gives audience members a customized reading using the ancient Chinese divination system, the Yi Jing. Participants ask a question for which they seek advice, and a reading is triggered through interactive technology. Images and sound envelop the user, through animations that play at the bottom of a well and original music in a surround sound environment. Previously shown at the Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park and Seattle Asian Art Museum.
The Oracle at Seattle Asian Art Museum
This video gives a first-hand look at the user experience of the installation. Using creative coding, arduino technology and sensors, the viewer triggers the Yijing (I Ching) randomizer through a coin toss. The randomizer was created using the sacred math and algorithms of the Yijing. It activates stop-motion animations that play at the bottom of a well, with surround sound original music accompaniment, and a final text of the Yijing at the end to complete the custom reading.
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Click the above image to play the video, which features interviews of participants and their reactions to the custom readings they received from the installation.
Inherited Luminescence Immersive Installation
Mixed media projection, wood and paper lanterns, LED lights, electric motor
Uniting traditional forms with reclaimed mythologies, this work honors Asian ancestors with illuminated paper lanterns and projected stop-motion animations. This immersive installation invites audiences to become submerged in the alchemy of remembrance, where one’s inheritance and history intermingles with the creative power of incarnation. From the ocean to human tears, the element of saltwater holds and preserves while simultaneously releases and cleanses. The choreography of light and shadow is emblematic of the dance between life and death, waking and dreaming, the visible and invisible worlds. These liminal spaces are where our past co-mingles with the creativity of emergence, symbolized by the hybridization of human, animal and plant forms.
Both light and water are elements of reflection and the installation is designed to be a space for meditation, remembrance and inspiration.
Animations by missTANGQ. Lanterns by Kristiana Chan.
Inherited Luminescence Immersive Installation Video
Acrylic, Plastic, Foam, Plywood, LED lights, Natural Materials, Projection
40’ x 8’ x 5’
Multimedia installation, sculpture and performance commissioned by the Seattle Asian Art Museum. This installation spanned three walls of the expansive foyer of the museum. Animations were projected over the sculptural murals, featuring a live electronic-acoustic musical performance in the space.