An immersive experiment video

Cosmic String

To represent the boundaries of time, space, humanity, religion, science and technology. A combination of graphic design and three-dimension is employed to describe the temporal and spatial overlaps.

The purpose is to break through the limitations within dimensions. A pure and intense style that makes vision and hearing psychedelic. After the bewilderment of thinking, going beyond the inherent frameworks. Entering a space that is infinite to the future.

The BACKGROUND of Cosmic String
Zen Buddhism

I come from an Eastern family. I learned Taiji boxing and meditation from my grandfather when I was young. I learned Chinese painting from famous painters, then I knew about multi-religious culture.

In Zen Buddhism, it is explained as follows: human beings feel life all the time and live a very uncomfortable life. The main reason is that we are trapped by the inherent thought, and rationality has become the basis of people’s survival. Because traditional religions have various connections with the universe, I want to draw inspiration and methods from religious culture and philosophy to express the theme of cosmic strings.

The Quantum Consciousness

Quantum consciousness is not summed up in science.It is experiential, unrepeatable and unverifiable. The phenomenon is that human beings cannot clearly distinguish between what is subjective and what is objective.

The Chinese Link
I usually practice painting when I am alone, so that I can think better.When I draw, my hands and heart are directly connected, so what I draw can better reflect my original intention.

Drawing is a habit that I have developed since I was a child. It can make my mood more calm, so that I can better meditate, brew and explore my inner world.

In this age of information fragmentation, time and space exist in parallel and at the same time are contradictory. In the future, the development of scientific art and scientific art will be irresistible. This work describes my exploration of the interdisciplinary experimental development of time and space, life, science and religion

The  Storyboard and Transfer of Cosmic String

Storyboard 1: the high-tech metal optical frame is suspended on the face of the Buddha (without any carrier), and there is a buddhist hand on the upper right to deliver eye drops. 

Storyboard 2: the buddhist hand breaks apart the wormhole/black hole, and then the light shines into the picture in order to explore if time has the direction and holes.

Storyboard 3: the picture stretches out a positive buddhist hand (slowly open or directly open hand) and holds up a child -- the buddhist hand is turned over to the reverse space later. In the process of movement, the child turns into an old man or Buddha. At this time, the gesture is opposite. (Positive space: small - big - old - dead. Reverse-space: old - big - small – dead.

Storyboard 4: when the child becomes an old man. As the hand moves from the front to the back, setting the camera’s lights to dim, and then the child becomes old. The dynamic of the transition ends with the child spinning above the old man’s shoulders.

Storyboard 5: space-time collapses, and two black holes (stars collapse) devour each other. Part of the Buddha’s face collapses (rendering material: tinted metal), replacing the head with the Buddha’s face.

Storyboard 6: deconstruction of eight words of “parallel universe, multidimensional space”, eight pages of 3D sketches.

Storyboard 7: after the conversion of eight words, there appeared a close-up of the face, mainly the Buddha’s eye (top view!). And then zoom in and out -- zoom in behind eyes -- and the big picture of the Buddha’s eyes is two hands in the air

End shot: surreal scene -- hands and metal rings are rotating -- hands and rings gradually become smaller and farther away until they disappear, leaving only one point -- black screen.

The  Planar Space of Cosmic String

Multiple images (only with height and width) are placed in the picture parallel to the picture. There is no distance between the images, no thickness between the images, and the space surrounding these images has no depth. Such space form is called planar space, also known as two-dimensional planar space. Planar space is the simplest among various spatial forms, and its existence condition must be reflected by the gap between the forms. Modeling elements and spatial elements in the picture are expressed in the language form of plane, so the planar spatial relationship appears to be very simple and strong.

The  Hallucinatory Space of Cosmic String

Hallucinatory space refers to that the object is in the picture but not parallel to the picture. It has a three-dimensional sense of height, width and thickness. In the graphic design, it is the hallucinatory space, also known as the three-dimensional space. It shows the three-dimensional relationship between length, width and height. In the hallucinatory space, the objects are far or near, before or behind so that a sense of depth can be felt.

1. Use the size difference of shape to express the sense of space. The size of the same image, due to the distance and proximity of different sizes of feeling, the large object feels close to us, the small object feels far from us. It forms a sense of distance between shapes, which also reflects the depth of space in the picture.  2. Use the form of the interval density expression of space sense.
The variation of density between small shapes or lines can create a sense of space. The greater the spacing, the closer it feels to us, and the smaller the spacing, the farther it feels to us. There is a sense of undulating spatial distance.  3. The surface of the transition can show the sense of space.
A plane with no turning is only a representation of two-dimensional space in the plane composition. Once there is a turning relationship of the plane, the image will have a three-dimensional effect of height, width and thickness in the picture. We can also use curve, broken lines and their repeated arrangements to form half-stereo space levels.

The  Theory on Design

The separation, encounter, penetration, union, reduction, difference and overlapping of forms can represent planar space. However, the overlapping of forms reflects the front and rear or upper and lower relations between forms, with spatial depth, which is the expression of three-dimensional space.

As the line of sight shifts back and forth between the graph and the bottom, the meaning of the graph and the bottom also changes accordingly. When the original graph retires to become the bottom, the original bottom suddenly becomes the graph. The repeated transformation between the graph and the bottom makes the representation of planar space in the picture have double meanings. When a graph is the same size as a base, positions are contested, resulting in an endless cycle of uncertainty, volatility, and shifting between the two. The dynamic feeling and interest brought by the transformation of the bottom of the picture make the planar space show unpredictable spatial effect, enhance the readability of the picture, add interest and mystery to the work, and strengthen visual communication.

How to Subversion Cognitive Concepts

The combination of art and technology can clearly lead to the future.

Art can switch freely between reality and fantasy, free from thought and ethics. However, science is in a relatively stable and orderly normal state in the universe. The two are very different and inseparable. There must be paranormal phenomena in the universe. What is called paranormal phenomenon by people? Those strange phenomena that cannot be explained by science are called paranormal phenomena. When people can’t explain paranormal phenomena with science, art develops boundless ability. Art can reveal cracks in things and turn the reliability of matter into a surreal blur.