Among young people who born in 90s have the same background of facing massive information and living in the internet world. They are quickly receiving different cultures, values, social concepts, life guidances…… I would like to explore and question the confusion, the lost, the anxiety, the decision making, the life path of our generations by rethinking the narrative of myself.
Live composing music - trigger visual and visual effects - real-time projection mapping/tracking on the performer’s face.
Audience will see visual on the performer’s face, and different visual will triggered by the live music.
Here are the several points that I would like to think and “perform”:
In China, almost every year after the 1990s, there are new changes – new food, new toys, new stores, new buildings, new ideas, and the city is expanding every day. I can feel this leap so clearly since I was little, seems like the leap is a normal situation, always want to catch up new things happening in the world.
In our generation in China, most of us are the only child in family, the loneliness, and the focus of us are influencing our growth. We are having unified education, unified life path, unified clothing the in school, unified gymnastics exercise…… We are both exploring, our generation and the old generations.
Information explosion, internet society
We experienced the huge period of decline of traditional media and the rise of network media. We can get whatever of information we want, but the essential for ourself is judgment of information. The information explosion does not reduce the difficulty of information acquisition, because the noise is too high - just like people in the roaring noise is difficult to hear clearly what people around you say. Sometime we lost ourself in the ocean of information, and we are following the flow of the trends.
In the past years, we are have conflict of the inside of our mind, the culture inside ourselves. In this seemingly orderly and practically chaotic contact, many people are confused: traditional and western, which one is more suitable? This cultural shock is unconscious. Make people's thinking more active and open, but also more confused and lost.
On the one hand, the old, traditional culture seems separate of our age, but we are curiously receiving the old culture from new media. On the other hand, the new, foreign culture seems impact our generation, but we heard the voice of protecting our own culture.
We follow, we lost; we lead, we empty inside.
Max/msp - generative sound and immersive 3D sound
TouchDesigner - live performance by generative visual and face projection mapping
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