Artist Wu Chi-Tsung (b. 1981) currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. A visit to the Prudential Singapore Eye 2015 gave me the opportunity to be fascinated by his work entitled Crystal City.
Viewing the photographs of his work below is one thing, watching the life of the City in a video is much more mesmerising, perhaps due to the forms and lines of ultra precision. The transparent plastic “boxes” are real and are affixed to the wall, it’s the moving light that wakes them up. The most uniform crystals I have ever seen.
The one I saw was probably Crystal City 006, see all the seven Cities in this series here.
“There is another invisible world in which we live each and every day. It is made up of electronic equipment, programs, networks, media and information, and I call it “Crystal City.”
I chose the word “crystal” because this world grows like a crystal, each individual element within it automatically coming together and infinitely expanding and spreading according to a set internal rhythm and logic It is transparent, light, invisible and lacking in volume and yet still projects a world of unparalleled reality.
This is a place I consider our spiritual home.” – Wu Chi-Tsung
那裡是我們精神的寓所。” – 吴季璁
2009 – 2016
2009 – 2016