Role: Lead artist and production designer
Collaborators: Jerry Lam, Andy Li, Godfrey Wong, Shun Lau
This installation aims to create a 3D perspective of the painting, “The Scream” by Edvard Munch. The whole piece comprises more than 2000 yards of metal-ball chains, a metal frame and a long mirror placed horizontally to reflect up-side-down image of the metal-ball chains. All chains were cut in different lengths to represent the depth of the painting which transform. With precise calculation with aid of computer programming, a complex “depth map” was generated with an excel spreadsheet output. The document indicated x-axis and y-axis with a specific number represent length of each chain. Each chain was cut in exact length and then stitched on a grid. After filling up the whole grid, the chains formed a waterfall-like sheet, which can be viewed through a mirror underneath. The result is a reinterpretation of the 2D painting to 3D physical installation.
Technical aspects: 3D Max, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Depth map generation,
Exhibited in “Playful Media Showcase”, Inno Centre, Hong Kong.
The concept was acquired by the Macao Science Museum to create another installation work as permanent exhibition.