Crystal City by Wu Chi-Tsung 吴季璁的水晶城市

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.

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“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

“有另一個不可見的世界,但我們每日生活其中,它是由電子設備、程式、網絡、媒體、訊息所構築,我稱之為”水晶城市”。

用水晶命名,是因為它就像晶體的成長,其中的各個元素,按一定的內在規律與邏輯自動的組構衍生出來,更無盡的蔓延擴張。

它是如此透明、輕盈、不可見又毫無量感,卻投影出另一個無比真實的世界。

那裡是我們精神的寓所。” – 吴季璁

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Crystal City

Installation
Track、Motor、LED、Plastic
dimensions variable
2009 – 2016

水晶城市

裝置
軌道、馬達、LED、塑膠容器 (PET、PVC、PS)
尺寸視空間而定
2009 – 2016

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