Living Wonderland: Urban Labyrinth_Monke Jungle (2021)

Jia-Rey Chang (Developer)

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Living Wonderland: Generative Art in Video Format

Living Wonderland is a piece trying to see through our inner vision as an abstract expression during the time in quarantine with creative coding. “Living Wonderland” not only metaphorically reveals our lust of craving for freedom but also illustrates the kindness embedded in everyone during this COVID-19 epidemic/quarantine period. No matter it represents the lust or the kindness of every human being, that Wonderland deep in everyone's awareness is just like a "living thing" eager to break through the "frame" of any pre(post)-set constraints, illness, and boundary to look for hope. However, we all know that keeping distance at the time will benefit the entire world. Our inner nature is drastically swinging between the furious thoughts(fears) and the peaceful mind, just like the heartbeat, just like this living wonderland.

Living Wonderland was invited to be one of the 18 international new media videos exhibited, Urban Labyrinth/Monke Jungle, at the Cappella di Santa Maria dei Carcerati in Palazzo Re Enzo, Piazza del Nettuno 1, at the center of Bologna city, Italy. The exhibition will be open 24/7 without reservations and can be seen directly from the street. Centuries ago, the Chapel of Santa Maria dei Carcerati was used for those who were prisoners of the Bolognese lords to give them a space to breathe, a moment of intimacy and freedom in a spiritual way. Now, the idea is to transform this space aiming of trying to give passers-by a moment of escape from everyday life, especially during this Post COVID-19 period.

Exhibited at Urban Labyrinth/Monke Jungle, 3-24 September 2021
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventUrban Labyrinth: Monke Jungle - Bologna, Italy
Duration: 03 Sept 202124 Sept 2021


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