Luo He-Lin & Chen I-Chun
Light in Forest is an artwork about an artificial creature of light as well as a forest with a circulatory system run by man-made regulation. Normally, the “light-in-forest” is in a semi-sleeping state, but it is soon waken by human touch and starts moving. When it is moving, human bodies also try to move around to adjust their contact with it as if they were dancing with the light. After humans interfere within it, every stick of the “light-in-forest” keeps a record of its contact with people. The information accumulated and modified influences its breath in the semi-sleeping state as well as the movement pattern when it is awake, achieving a cycle of self-learning growth. The concept of “Heart’s Core” is to demonstrate an inner place which only belongs to the self as a Utopian paradise. “It” is shining in the darkness. “It” touches you as you arrive. “It” is a spiritual creature. Before participators touch it, the “light-in-forest” only has a faint breath while the different degrees of light intensity create a visual sense of breathing for participators. As participators enter and activate it, the sensor of the “light-in-forest” will detect human touch and activate its motor to brandish every stick of it. Viewers will change their movement because of the moving “light-in-forest,” and different sticks of the “light-in-forest” will be activated because of viewers’ movement. It thus becomes a dance duet between the two.