Curated by Art ZHIYI, “Chant of the Present Imagery” is an exhibition organized for the 10th anniversary of Taikoo Hui Guangzhou. With an emphasis on data visualization and local links in artistic expression, this exhibition creates a space and time experiment and delivers a multi-dimensional experience.
<B612> is one of the artworks shown in this exhibition. Through real-time data interactions, <B612> invites the public to embark a journey to the planet B612, follow the movement of the star trails and triggers their own understanding of time.
This installation is inspired by the novel The Little Prince, and B612 is the hometown of its main character, the Little Prince. CT.LAB collected some meteorological data of the past decade based on the geographical location of TaiKoo Hui, and the variations of data drive the flow and color changes on the screen, which presenting a constantly evolving star trajectory. This process allows the audiences witness the changes of the past decade through data visualization, and <B612> would be the recorder.
As the saying goes in the novel,
“All men have the stars but they are not the same things for different people. For some, who are travelers, the stars are guides. For others they are no more than little lights in the sky. For others, who are scholars, they are problems. For businessman they were wealth. But all these stars are silent. You–you alone will have the stars as no one else has them–”
Now please join us, gaze the star trails together and feel the track of time.
Design Director: Pd Zhang
Project Manager: Liyi Chen
Graphic Designer: Shiteng Su, Wanjun He
Multimedia interaction designer: Mengmeng Yang
Copywriter: Migi Wu