Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 2015
In echoing the spiritual and ritual symbol (Mandala) in Hinduism and Buddhism, XCEED present Resonance Aura, a kinetic installation that combines generative visual, sound and mechanical movement. The project is commissioned by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and exhibiting in 時間遊人 The Past is Continuing, T.T.Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art from 2015.04.11 – 09.28.
Mandala, in Tantra tradition, is regarded as the central focus point of energy, representing the Universe. The monks needed to stay in high-concentration or even fall into the state of meditation when creating the mandala. With the repetitive circles as the essential element, mandala produces different symmetrical sacred geometry.
Being the extension series of XCEED’s previous work Resonance Seed, Resonance Aura is presenting a new dimension of Mandala and thus to create a new perspective of energy.
Inspired by the mechanics of a watch, the tourbillon-like system built with Resonance Aura perform in a dynamic choreographed movement. With the time-axis added, the form of Mandala is being transcended into a three-dimensional kinetic sculpture.
In sonic aspect, ancient Solfeggio-Frequency is introduced in the soundtrack. Sound of the singing bowls formed basic tone and combined with its relative carrier waveform. The creation of the ambience come with a sound healing motif, helping the audience to reconcile their consciousness. Resonance Aura is all about body, mind, soul, energy and time.
1.5m (W) x 1.5m (L) x 1.5m (H)
Steel, TV, Glasses, Arduino, Motors
Openframeworks, Ableton Live, Reaktor, OSC