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 at the bottom of a well and original music-scapes in a surround sound environment. Previously shown at the Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park.
14’ x 9’ x 9’
Wood, plywood, moss, plexiglass, bamboo, brass, water, new media
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ANiMA is a unique exploration of ancestry, culture, nature, and technology. Animations are projected onto a custom screen while multi-instrumentalist Jyun Jyun plays original, folk infused electronic music, integrating traditional Chinese instruments and accompanied by a live percussionist. Using cutting edge technology, interactive visuals map onto performers’ bodies, responding directly to their movements. A video artist manipulates visual effects in real-time while shadow dancers and puppeteers perform. Each song represents an ancient myth, introduced through storytelling. The performers bring the myths to life through full-body costumes and audience interaction. The stage itself is an interactive altar, where participants are invited to offer incense and hand-made crafts to the stage to pay homage to the stories of ancestors. ANiMA is a collaboration between artists Louis Chinn and missTANGQ.
missTANGQ is trained in Chinese folk dance and movement techniques based on Yin-Yang philosophy. She combines these ancient tools with new interactive media and video installations to create ceremonious experiences that migrate between time, cultures, the subconscious and imaginative realms. Aimed at healing modern disconnections between self, others and nature, her performance work re-unites the sacred into urban life. Through the creation of new rituals grounded in her cultural tradition, she weaves together a tapestry of storytelling, co-creation, and transformative communion.