“The light before your eyes presents different visual sights because of different body postures from each one of you.”
About the Work
“Surfing on the Ray of Light” is an interactive installation that consists with fluorescent light tubes as the medium to form light tracks. The choice of medium, fluorescent light tubes are materials seen daily. A massive and tightly organized materials and electric installation are put together to form an invisible electric field. When the human body touches the installation, it also provokes the energy to flow, and the installation will produce a track of lights. The artist attemps to search for the possibilities of the interactions with different compositions combined between materials, body, and the space.
The artist attempts to create different scenes of lights composed by different body postures. The human body has to touch the installation directly, and the area instantly lights up. The physical contacts of human: skin, hair, muscle, and even air, form a flow of lights on the surface of the installation. The lit area follows the body moments to flow and to expand. The interaction between a person and the installation would affect others in the same space, and to entice their interest to interact with the installation, and they together can leave their traces in action with their bodies. The space therefore is changed because the spectators also become a part of the installation and the space.
The piece is formed by seemingly hard materials, but it also moves smoothly and silently like a ray of light surfing. This light flow is an attitude that is free from standpoint and personality. The interaction between the spectators and the piece regresses to the pure direct physical contact, and any possibilities present by people relationships in the space.