Quantumscape 1.2

            Work in progress

            A project about the responsive environment
            entangled in between living and inanimate systems.


Investigation | 18 March, 2020, 12:19-16:58 GMT
River Thames (Hammersmith Bridge), London, UK 
51°29'10.2"N 0°14'53.1"W

Archival digital mapping on mixed reality


Latent Land

Tide is a unique temporal environmental phenomenon, caused by combined effects of gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun, and the rotation of the Earth. Its change varies on time scales. In River Thames, the time range of tidal changes is around 4h 17mins at the time, which is less than the minimum time scale that Google Earth/orbiting satellites can accurately describe its ebb and flow and the shifting bank line.

To refine extra dimensional digital representation geographically. I used a photogrammetry technology as my measuring device to orbit and to observe the overtime changes. Since the optical scanning performance of the measuring tool was disturbed by the flux reflection of the flowing river surface, this investigation had unexpectedly revealed an emerging land that thus auto-generated from the machine’s failure/mind.

Our landscape is being morphologically transformed by the entanglement of both environmental and technological factors in the era when technology is increasingly becoming our priority sense.


Blocks that were misidentified during image depth recognition process.

Scanned area

Observation | 21 May, 2020, 07:25-11:20 GMT
Central London, UK

Crystallised structure | Metal solution, Electronics, Data


Our increasing demand for interconnection network such as the Internet of Things (IoT) brings on the redistribution of electromagnetic radiation that is invisible and covering our built environment. The technological ambition of IoT was intended to interlink between us and also systems in order to communicate, and to control. When a signal/message is send out, what else does it contact?

In this project, a number of metal solution containers was set up within an urban environment. They are allow to evolve, self-organise into crystallised structural patterns that is receiving and responding to the hidden electromagnetic field propagating through space at a given time. Resembling in some way like a plant, they are inbetween of living and non-living creature grown out of information that is randomly fed by human intervened ambient condition.

Antenna used to detect electromagnetic waves

Meshy morphology from 9:13 - 10:42 - 11:03 


Investigation, In collaboration with Aerocene Team | 10 September, 2019, 5:23-19:45 GMT
Olympiapark, Munich, Germany 
48°10'14.4"N 11°33'15.9"W

Airborne sculptures | Plastic film,  Atmospheric currents, Solar radiation

Aerocene -
Rethinking Environmental Sensing
with Tomás Saraceno

Aerocene is a series of experiments launched by Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno with airborne sculptures aiming to explore the possibility of environmental sensing. Mobile structures made of black plastic membrane, like a bloom. It applies atmospheric physics principles that rely on solar radiation from the sun during the day, and infrared from the surface of the Earth at night. Its inflatable technology with zero carbon emission for air transportation allows them to be navigated solely by atmospheric currents.

The balloon-like sculpture which is as light as air, and is surrounds by the air. Essentially, the structure itself could be viewed as just another type of air driven by atmospheric currents. But the thin film on its surface turns the air into a tangible object, revealing the opaque politics of border crossing. After reporting to Air Traffic Control between countries, the floating structure (83AQI) was free from borders. It launched from Munich, Germany, on 10 September 2019 at 5:23, flew 247.9 miles and back down to the Earth on the same day, in the evening near Sloupnice, the Czech Republic, at 19:45.

As with the film on the surface of the sculpture makes a clear air division but allows solar radiation to infiltrate, divisions can also be a cultural or a political affair function in the same state. Delimitations such as borders are geographic boundaries of political entities, airspace is the portion of the atmosphere controlled by a country above its territory. To cross these invisible boundaries requires a hierarchical authorisation. They are dominant division imposed over the natural environment through human agency.

Here, the boundaries whether visiable or invisiable, it stands at the intersection of connection-division, and block-osmosis. Due to these shifts of the instability, indeterminacy of boundaries, we are potentially displacing the localities between ‘over here’ and ‘over there’, reverse ‘inside’ and ‘outside’.


Kinetic installation | Elastic material, Mechanical systems, Metal structure
Dimensions variable
Two parts, each: 150 x 150 x 80 cm

Reshaping is a living topographical structure that is still evolving, with an embedded configuration concealed behind its external form.
Assuming that nature is a force that could be extended, manipulated, and is a medium that is free from natural physical constraints, how, then, could we manipulate nature, and how could it be presented? Composed with a morphable, flexible interface, a mountain is slowly pushed up by the mechanical structure hidden under the interface of this art piece, and it slowly ebbs and becomes flat again. Another island also gradually caves in towards the center till it completely disappears. The two progress in spectacular ways but are also canceling each other out to simulate a sense of balance in nature.

Reshaping History

Kinetic installation | Elastic material, Mechanical systems, Metal structure
Two parts, each: 250 x 160 x 60 cm / 8 min

Reshaping History is a digital landscape attempts to alter or extend the space-time contained in the particular flat but shinning piece of history, creating a new scenery that is independent from reality.

The video consists of a waft of flowing cloud, a piece of enormous rock, and a mechanical structure that is controlled by a special computer program that prompts the morphable, flexible interface to push, contract, flatten, rotate, which makes the waft of cloud to rapidly move at times and to flow according to the traction created at other times. On the other hand, the originally stiff texture of the enormous rock is altered and turns into a soft landscape in motion. Reshaping History extends Eastern landscape’s perspective of not being bounded by physical realness and focuses on its integral notable feature of placing emphasis on subjective reality, as it uses a digital approach to raise questions about our dwelling place and time.